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PHOTOPUR – PV Powered Process Automation of an AOP Based Water Decontamination
J.S. da Costa Fernandes, P. García-Muñoz, G. Sarigul, D. Robert, N. Keller, M. Schmidt, E. Bollin
Processing, Applications, Smart PV, PV Power, Eco-Sciences
PV Applications and Integration
Subtopic: Industrial Applications of PV
Event: 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 6EO.1.4
1791 - 1795
ISBN: 3-936338-73-6
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20202020-6EO.1.4
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The PHOTOPUR project aims to develop a photocatalytic process as a type of AOPs (Advanced Oxidation Processes) for the elimination of plant protection products (PPP) of the cleaning water used to wash sprayers. At INES a PV based energy supply for the photocatalytic cleaning system was developed within the framework of two bachelor theses and assembled as a demonstration unit. Then the system was step by step extended with the process automation and pushed to a remote operating device. The final system is now available as a mobile unit mounted on a lab table. The latest step was the photocatalytic reactor module which completed the first PHOTOPUR prototype. The system is actually undergoing an intensive testing phase with performance checks at the consortium partners. First results give a good overview about the successful operation.