This programme will study materials at the molecular and the macroscopic level. The aim is to develop both existing and new materials with the potential to solve environmental problems, and at the same time enhance companies’ competitiveness. The focus is on porous materials capable of removing environmentally harmful substances from air, soil and water.
The universities and research institutes that, along with the umbrella organisation SwedNanoTech and several companies, are included in the programme worked to provide one another with continuing education, in the Mistra TerraClean Academy and otherwise.
Purification filters that can remove environmentally hazardous substances and also signal when they need replacing are one of the goals of the research. Materials considered include nanocellulose, zeolites, active carbon and upsalite.