Development of Solar-induced, Dark-active Photocatalytic Membranes for Water Disinfection

  • McCarthy, David (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Zhang, Xiwang (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Deletic, Ana (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Stormwater is one of the last freshwater resources that has not been utilized to its full potential. However, large amount of faecal pathogens in stormwater limit its harvesting practive. This project aims at addressing this significant problem by developing the next generation of photocatalytic membranes for stormwater disinfection. The proposed membranes not only are passive water treatment technology which only utilizes solar energy, but also are operated regardless of weather, even at night. The results will provide new insights on development of future water treatment technologies. This project will also raise Australia's credibility and competitiveness in the water and membrane industries.
Effective start/end date26/02/1431/12/19


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$234,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$156,000.00