The pollution of soil and water by industrial and house-hold products is a serious problem afflicting the modern world. Synthetic compounds are frequently occurring environmental contaminants because of their extensive use, found in numerous aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
The use of enzymatic technologies for removing these contaminants provides a safe and economic alternative to commonly used physical-chemical treatment
ChiralVision is actively designing, developing and testing various immobilization technologies to turn enzymes into usable catalyst that can neutralize contaminants in our environment.
Since 2012 ChiralVision participates in the EU funded project called "ENDETECH" (ENzymatic Decontamination TECHnology). The objective of this project program is to develop a technology which aims at eliminating persistent pharmaceutical pollutants in wastewaters originating from drug manufacturing sites, households, hospitals and animal farms, thanks to an innovative ENzymatic Decontamination TECHnology. The pharmaceutical pollutants targeted in priority during this project will be antibiotics, hormones & endocrine disruptors and anti-cancer drugs.
ChiralVision (the Netherlands) is working closely with 5 other partners originating from different countries: Da Volterra (France), c-LEcta and the Goethe Frankfurt University (Germany), the European Membrane Institute from the CNRS (France) and the Catalan Institute for Water Research (Spain).
The ENDETECH research project has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007-2013] under grant agreement n°282818.
ChiralVision partners in the EU funded project called "Phosfarm" which started in 2013. PhosFarm addresses the needs of an increasing market for economically and environmentally sustainable phosphorus (P) recovery from agricultural residues. The overall objective of the PhosFarm project is to develop a technology for the efficient recovery of phosphorus from agricultural residues, including a novel enzymatic process for the mineralisation of the organic phosphorus compounds into phosphates, which can be easily recovered by precipitation. In this way, the total phosphorus recovery will be increased by 30 to 80%. The result will be a semi-mobile on-site or a mobile trailer-mounted unit that can be operated stand-alone or easily integrated into already existing manure facilities or anaerobic digesters.
The research leading to results in this project receives funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n°605771