Prírodovedecká fakultaUniverzita Komenského v Bratislave

Falling walls lab Slovakia

On Thursday the 30th of September 2021, Dr. Olivier Monfort finished at the 2nd place in the finale of the Falling Walls Lab Slovakia with his performance on Breaking the Walls of Environmental Photochemistry.

Please find hereafter the abstract of his presentation.

The water is undergoing a huge antropogenic stress worldwide. Therefore, the protection of this natural resource along with the treatment of wastewaters is a crucial problematic. Photochemically versatile materials appear a promising solution for efficient removal of emerging pollutants in wastewaters. The treated water can be reused, thus integrating the circular economy. My presentation aims to proof the concept of photochemical versatility using sustainable inorganic materials and to highlight the application of such materials in the degradation process of contaminants of emerging concern contained in real wastewaters.