Project Brief

Duration: 01.06.2019 - 30.11.2022

Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany

Funding code: 02WCL 1519A

Partner country: China


  1. Develop a novel advanced oxidation process (AOP) to remove residual organic substances in wastewater
  2. Reduce energy consumption significantly compared to conventional AOP by using plasmonically enhanced photocatalysis (PEPcat)


  1. Develop photocatalytic nanostructures and scale-up for industrial production
  2. Optimize process in lab-scale and subsequently construct plant
  3. Operate pilot plant in China in test mode for one year including ecotoxicological investigations