Welcome to the Project website of NANOPUR.

The NANOPUR project is funded under the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme and it deals with the "Development of functionalized nanostructured polymeric membranes and related manufacturing processes for water purification".

The NANOPUR-project aims at leveraging on promising bottom-up technologies to develop intensified water treatment concepts based on nano-structured and nano-functionalized membranes as well as nano-film deposition for micro-pollutants and virus removal.

Major research needs targeted include the preparation of membranes with selective properties at the nano-scale able to maintain high permeability with relatively low driving force. The ultimate challenge exists in the creation of artificial membranes able to perform separations with the selectivity of biological membranes while having mechanical strength and productivity of state-of-the-art artificial membranes.