Detail projektu

Molecularly Imprinted Photocatalytic light-driven micro/nanomotors for selective degradation and detection of pollutants in water and food

Období řešení: 01.08.2021 — 31.07.2023

O projektu

In recent years, the use of toxic pesticides in agriculture has been intensified to fulfill the increasing demand for food, at the expense of a heavily polluted environment. Growing of food using polluted water causes serious risks for human health. Therefore, Europe has introduced increasingly stringent regulations on food production quality, which require a sensitive and selective screening system that can detect pesticides in water and food. Micro/nanomotors, combining the enhanced physicochemical properties of micro/nanoscale materials with their autonomous motion capability, have demonstrated a great potential for the fast degradation of pollutants into electrochemically detectable products. Still, there is no control on their degradation ability, as they "shoot and degrade" any pollutant on their path, leading to a non-selective detection. Moreover, the motion is generally achieved by using toxic fuels or through the decomposition of motors themselves, limiting their practical applications.

Klíčová slova
Nanomaterials, micromaterials, photocatalytic semiconductors, molecular imprinting, photodegradation, electrochemistry, sensors, pesticides



Originální jazyk



Urso Mario, Dr. - hlavní řešitel


Energie budoucnosti a inovace
- příjemce (09.09.2020 - nezadáno)

Zdroje financování

Evropská unie - Horizon 2020

- plně financující (2021-04-08 - nezadáno)