On Friday 13 May 2022, Project Ô partner, the Department of Chemistry at Università Degli Studi Di Torino (UniTo), showed students a prototype of the Project Ô technology used at the demosite in Croatia. The photocatalytic unit, also known as PHOTO.CAT is installed at clothing factory Galeb d.d. in Omiš, near Split.
Project Ô has developed the PHOTO.CAT unit to treat water used in textile production. It will remove dyes from used water and it can help increase the amount of water that can be reused in a textile production factory. By using PHOTO.CAT and nanofiltration technologies, textile producers have control over the levels of sodium sulphate in the water that is reused in the dyeing process.
As WP9 leader, UniTo is responsible for the legacy of Project Ô by ensuring that the results and knowledge are shared for further use. Read more about the structure of the project here.