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Innovative method for purification of wastewater

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.09.05  Engineering sciences and technologies  Electronic components and technologies  Vacuum technologies 

Code Science Field
2.05  Engineering and Technology  Materials engineering 
Keywords
plasma, UV, VUV, radiation, radicals, water, cleaning, viruses
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Points
11,564.4
A''
2,995
A'
7,434.84
A1/2
9,808.47
CI10
15,246
CImax
379
h10
53
A1
40.52
A3
24.77
Data for the last 5 years (citations for the last 10 years) on April 14, 2024; A3 for period 2018-2022
Data for ARIS tenders ( 04.04.2019 – Programme tender, archive )
Database Linked records Citations Pure citations Average pure citations
WoS  875  21,531  17,248  19.71 
Scopus  905  23,905  19,369  21.4 
Researchers (20)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  50413  Andrej Benda    Technical associate  2020 - 2024 
2.  37983  Anja Bukovec  Electronic components and technologies  Researcher  2020 - 2024 
3.  29616  PhD David Dobnik  Biotechnology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  315 
4.  07480  Marjan Drab  Electronic components and technologies  Researcher  2020 - 2024  67 
5.  39118  PhD Arijana Filipić  Biotechnology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  84 
6.  35960  PhD Žiga Gosar  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2020 - 2024  57 
7.  27827  PhD Jon Gutierrez Aguirre  Biotechnology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  363 
8.  52954  Boris Kastelic  Energy engineering  Researcher  2020 - 2024 
9.  25523  PhD Polona Kogovšek  Biology  Researcher  2022 - 2024  216 
10.  52051  PhD Dane Lojen  Electronic components and technologies  Junior researcher  2020 - 2022  13 
11.  10429  PhD Miran Mozetič  Electronic components and technologies  Researcher  2020 - 2024  1,352 
12.  33326  PhD Gregor Primc  Electronic components and technologies  Head  2020 - 2024  265 
13.  05229  PhD Maja Ravnikar  Biotechnology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  1,369 
14.  34451  PhD Nina Recek  Biotechnology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  85 
15.  50412  Stanislav Remškar    Technical associate  2020 - 2024 
16.  52497  Maja Šukarov    Technical associate  2020 - 2024 
17.  09864  PhD Magda Tušek Žnidarič  Biology  Technical associate  2020 - 2024  414 
18.  20048  PhD Alenka Vesel  Electronic components and technologies  Researcher  2020 - 2024  689 
19.  31618  PhD Rok Zaplotnik  Electronic components and technologies  Researcher  2020 - 2024  302 
20.  03765  PhD Jana Žel  Biotechnology  Researcher  2020 - 2021  619 
Organisations (4)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0105  National Institute of Biology  Ljubljana  5055784  13,239 
2.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  90,600 
3.  3253  ELVEZ, proizvodnja kabelske konfekcije in predelava plastičnih mas, d.o.o. (Slovene)  Višnja Gora  5569613  57 
4.  3522  VACUTECH, vakuumske tehnologije in sistemi d.o.o. (Slovene)  Ljubljana  1554824  67 
Abstract
A new hypothesis on deactivation of virus in water has been launched and will be verified within this project. A complementary team will be established with scientists highly skilled in biotechnology, plasma science, metallization and vacuum science. An innovative reactor suitable for treatment of polluted water with powerful short-wave radiation will be constructed and thoroughly verified by the group of vacuum scientists from the research group of company Vacutech Ltd. The source of useful radiation will be gaseous plasma sustained in a volume of about 100 litres and powered with a generator of adjustable power up to several 10 kW. The efficiency of this reactor in terms of useful radiation will be almost 10%. The ractor will be protected by an innovative shield (task for the research unit of company Elvez Ltd.) providing protection against electromagnetic interference and increased reflection of UV and VUV light by a special aluminium metallization coating. Contaminated water will flow through the reactor and will be constricted to a radiation-transparent and vacuum-tight tube. The destruction of virus upon treatment with the radiation arising from the said plasma reactor will be monitored using various biological techniques by the experts from the National Institute of Biology. The research group at the Department of Surface Engineering and Optoelectronics at Jozef Stefan Institute will provide the expertise in plasma physics, characterisation of the plasma source of useful radiation as well as detection of any irreversible modification of first-wall material upon exposure to powerful plasma. A patent application will be submitted to an EU office as soon as the first results confirm our hypothesis, while scientific aspects will be published in topical journals of high impact.
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