Prevention of biofouling using photocatalytic nanocoatings
|Koordinator||KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Skolan för Information och Kommunikations teknik, Electrum Kista|
|Bidrag från Vinnova||33 515 kronor|
|Projektets löptid||juni 2016 - augusti 2016|
Syfte och mål
The main goal of the project was to start collaboration between Dr. Dobretsov (SQU) and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). This goal was successfully achieved. Moreover, fruitful connections with researchers from Science Park, Gothenburg University and Karolinska Institute were established. A Vinnmer Marie Curie Incoming and EU Horizon 2020 project proposals were discussed and will be submitted in the future. As planned during the visit, some experimental tests on development of new green antifouling coatings using visible light photocatalysis of sea water were done.
Resultat och förväntade effekter
The most relevant outcomes of this project are: (i) Preliminary tests on photocatalytic nanorod coatings (ii) Dr.Dobretsov met the Swedish colleagues at KTH, SP and Karolinska Institute. The interest in collaborating has clearly emerged. (iii) The competences of scientists of KTH, SP and Karolinska and the expertise of Dr. Dobretsov were perfectly complementary and provide a solid ground for a successful future research activity. The Vinnmer Marie Curie Incoming Project and EU Horizon 2020 proposal will be submitted.
Upplägg och genomförande
Dr. Dobretsov spent three weeks in KTH and met colleagues of Prof. Dutta in KTH and Prof. Moustapha Hassan from Karolinska Institute. During the short visit to Gothenburg, Dr. Dobretsov discussed possibilities of joint research with Drs. Emiliano Pinori and Mattias Berlin from SP and Prof. Hans Elwing from Gothenburg University. During the second and third week two preliminary tests on antifouling properties of photocatalytic nanorod coatings were done. The results suggested that selected materials can be used as new green antifouling coatings. The overall strategy was successful.