Target contaminants: pharmaceuticals, pesticides and other endocrine disruptor compounds, cyanotoxins, viruses and protozoa

Innovative PAC/MF hybrid process: powdered activated carbon/microfiltration

PAC can be tailored for a wide range of ECs targeted

MF is a safe barrier against protozoa, turbidity, bacteria and fine-PAC

Ceramic membranes are emerging in water treatment, in many European countries but not in Portugal; they have superior lifetime and low energy consumption.

A 2-years field test of a PAC/MF prototype in Alcantarilha Water Treatment Plant to ensure a sound and meaningful benchmarking between the advanced and the conventional processes (effectiveness, reliability and efficiency).