Through the application of nanotechnology to water treatment, the WATER project aims to the overall objectives:
- strengthening the research potential of the CNR to formulate a solid and long term research strategy about nanotechnology applications;
- increase the CNR visibility in the European research area;
- determining an impact on the local economy and society through technology innovation.
The nanotech filtration up-scalable to industrial production will sustain the society and the economy of the Ionic Sicily, by improving the quality of the sea water, through innovative filtration of waste water flowing into the sea, and of drinkable water in a region suffering from lack of water. The general outcome will consist in a change of the local mentality, by the affirmation of a long-term vision and strategy in a common scientific and social context.