Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Organisation Contact Details

Contact First Name: Bebhinn

Contact Surname: Daly

Contact Address:

Ozone Industries Ireland Ltd Block 2, Newtown Business and Enterprise Park Newtownmountkennedy Co Wicklow

Telephone Contact Number: 353 (0)12811646

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: bebhinn.daly@rainsafewater.com

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: SME

Higher Education Organisation Name:

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: RainSafe Water

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: www.rainsafewater.com

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Filtration: Design of testing procedure to allow choice of adequate filtration. For the inlet filtration, we’ve tested over 20 types of cartridges to remove particles and impurities from raw water so as to allow UV disinfection to be effective. Among the filtration media tested were primarily 5 micron polypropylene and zeolite filters. For the outlet filtration, several types of carbon filters were tested. Those included activated carbon pleated sheets cartridges and carbon blocks impregnated with antimicrobial nanoparticles tested with the objective to destroy ozone and improve chemical quality of water. UV disinfection: Design and test of UV reactor to treat 20 L/min of source water and deliver UV dose similar to drinking water treatment plants. Design, test and validation of UV reactor, measurement of UV dose by using biodosimetry and computational flow dynamics. Ozone disinfection: Design and test of ozonation triggered by a corona discharge ozone generation. Ozone measurement of water using colorimetric methods. Copper-silver ionisation: Design and test of copper-silver ionisation through electrodes as to promote residual disinfectant effect in water after ozone removal. Test of microbiological and chemistry quality of treated water to verify compliance of parametric values with the Drinking Water Directive. Tests are performed both in-house and by external accredited laboratories. Scientific experts include 3 PhDs, 1 Master and 1 Bachelor scientist. Dr. Ross O’Dwyer PhD Chemistry (Research Chemist) Dr. Ann-Marie Deegan PhD Chemistry (Research Chemist) Dr. Ana Carolina de Almeida PhD Microbiology (Head of Microbiology) Rachel Liston MSc, BSc Biotechnologist (Laboratory Scientist) Aoife Nolan BSc Geologist (Laboratory Scientist)

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
UV/Ozone water treatment Water purification disinfection Rainwater as drinking water storage

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 EPA Water Research Pillar

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Developing safe water systems for the citizens

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Experience of participation in expert groups in this area

Any relevant information in relation to Participation in WssTP or other relevant experts groups

Filtration: Design of testing procedure to allow choice of adequate filtration. For the inlet filtration, we’ve tested over 20 types of cartridges to remove particles and impurities from raw water so as to allow UV disinfection to be effective. Among the filtration media tested were primarily 5 micron polypropylene and zeolite filters. For the outlet filtration, several types of carbon filters were tested. Those included activated carbon pleated sheets cartridges and carbon blocks impregnated with antimicrobial nanoparticles tested with the objective to destroy ozone and improve chemical quality of water. UV disinfection: Design and test of UV reactor to treat 20 L/min of source water and deliver UV dose similar to drinking water treatment plants. Design, test and validation of UV reactor, measurement of UV dose by using biodosimetry and computational flow dynamics. Ozone disinfection: Design and test of ozonation triggered by a corona discharge ozone generation. Ozone measurement of water using colorimetric methods. Copper-silver ionisation: Design and test of copper-silver ionisation through electrodes as to promote residual disinfectant effect in water after ozone removal. Test of microbiological and chemistry quality of treated water to verify compliance of parametric values with the Drinking Water Directive. Tests are performed both in-house and by external accredited laboratories.

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

Other areas of expertise:


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Strengthen eco-innovative technologies, processes, services and products including exploring ways to reduce the quantities of raw materials in production and consumption, and overcoming barriers in this context and boost their market uptake

Focus Areas

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.

Coordinator of "RainSafe" project - CIP Eco-Innovation , 2012 call The purpose of the project is to bring the RainSafe™ machine, which treats harvested rain water to drinking water standards by means of UV and Ozone sanitisation with pre and post filtration to the worldwide market. By relying on completely natural methods of water treatment and ensuring an efficient running model, the RainSafe™ provides an affordable and viable decentralised water management solution. Implementation of the project will allow a reduced reliance on traditional water extraction, treatment and distribution models which are costly from an energy, capital and chemical/environmental perspective. Harvesting rainwater at source provides additional benefits in the areas of pollution control and storm water management. Project partners were selected with a view to eliminating significant barriers to the market. These barriers are identified as being in the areas of product certification, distribution, manufacturing and water testing/environmental assessment. Two of the partners will also host demonstration sites to assist with on-going product assessment and dissemination of product information. Additional host locations will be identified for further demonstration sites.


LIFE and COST Actions





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