Robert Brüninghoff

Project description

Water is the resource for all the life however, water pollution and scarcity is expected to increase in the future significantly. Besides agriculture and domestic usage industry is a big water consumer. The reuse of industrial wastewater is therefore important for sustainable processes. In order to achieve this the polluted water, which often contains organic compounds and has usually a high salinity, has to be treated. Here (photo-) electrocatalytic methods are promising as efficient technologies to degrade even recalcitrant organics and might be an alternative or superior to conventional treatment strategies.
My topic is the development of (photo-) electrodes for that purpose with a focus on the effect of the salinity. The project is part of a consortium of industry partners, institutes and other universities which aim is the investigation and development of a sustainable water usage, treatment and management for the future.