Distego Objectives

Distego Objectives

ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE

Technology transfer between project partners that can be profitable to local industry and end-users, improve quality of life, and reduce the burden on the Omanis economy.

WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Commercialisation of green technology for environmentally sustainable water filter manufacture .

OMANIS ECONOMY

Development of an integrated system for real-time water resource management

LOW COST BIOMATERIAL

Implementation of modified, low-cost biomaterial filtration technology for the removal of heavy metals, anionic species and organic substances from aqueous solutions

DESIGN & FABRICATION

Design, fabrication and surface modification of next generation screen-printed electrodes for contaminant detection.

Key deliverables and anticipated outputs

The immediate results of the research activities are in terms of contribution to the development of novel modified biomaterials from natural resources for water purification and control systems to enable their targeted and efficient use. The proposed groundwater treatment system has the potential to circumvent the restrictions of contemporary treatment facilities, and have less reliance on expensive infrastructure. Accordingly, the system represents an opportunity for commercialisation both in manufacture, and in the delivery of safe water to businesses, agriculture, and domestic users in Oman within the country’s water resource management targets. Dissemination of research by publication, conferences, and the media will aim to target organisations with an interest in further development, commercialisation, or international infrastructure development.