Innovative and sustainable water remediation project PHOTOMOS-H2O: Dr. Kaplan Kirakci will lead the development of eco-friendly technology

The Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences has been granted a European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan multilateral project focused on water remediation. Its aim is to develop nanocomposite materials based on octahedral molybdenum (Mo6) clusters and semiconductor nanoparticles, which effectively degrade harmful chemicals and inactivate pathogenic bacteria using visible light. This innovative technology utilizes the production of reactive oxygen species, offering an eco-friendly and inexpensive solution for ensuring clean drinking water.

Principle of photoactive Mo6 clusters/semiconductors nanocomposites for sustainable water remediation.

The project is led by Dr. Kaplan Kirakci from the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the CAS.

The other foreign researchers involved in the project are:

Prof. Yoshiyuki Sugahara (Waseda University, Faculty of Science and Engineering; Japan)
Dr. Régis Guégan (CNRS-University of Orléans; France)
Dr. Fabien Grasset (CNRS–Saint-Gobain–NIMS; France)
Dr. Marta Feliz (Instituto de Tecnologia Química, Universitat Politécnica de Valencia; Spain)


The project was awarded in the frame of the 10th Joint Call: Solution for Carbon Neutral Cities. More information can be found on the website of the European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan.

The interview with Dr. Kirakci, which you can read HERE, also focused on the project details.

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