NANOVALO project

NANOVALO project aims at bringing a new solution for the treatment of such water pollutants that are challenging to degrade with the current technologies. The basis of this energy-efficient treatment technology is a new generation photocatalytic nanomaterial that has already shown its efficiency in preliminary tests. In the NANOVALO project this nanomaterial is tested further in the photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceuticals, hormone disruptors, pesticides and herbicides. The project aims also at development of the reactor prototype, that can be used in simultaneous photocatalytic water treatment and collection of the gases generated during the reaction. The performance of the nanomaterial under solar light irradiation has been already proven. As a result of the NANOVALO project internationally high-level know-how will be gained, and the results, in the best case, will lead to a new, Globally important, energy efficient water treatment technology.

The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Pohjois-Pohjanmaa Council of Oulu region.

NANOVALO is interdisciplinary and intersectorial collaboration with NANOMO (Faculty of Science) and ECE ( Faculty of technology) Research units and following companies:

Oulun Vesi

Contact information:

Prof. Marko Huttula (marko.huttula (at)
Adj. Prof. Satu Ojala (satu.ojala (at)

Last updated: 12.6.2019