Mistra TerraClean integrates strong research and innovation environments in the Stockholm-Uppsala region to a national hub capable to provide expertise required to set necessary momentum and advance smart materials science beyond the current state-of-the-art. Urgent and timely problems in Sweden are addressed but at the same time the program will drive solutions to filtering problems on a global scale.
Filter technology and smart sensors
The set of developed filters will be extensively tested within the Mistra TerraClean program under both laboratory and field conditions using smart online sensors and offline analytical techniques. Their performance in removing chemical constituents from air and water will be evaluated and their expected longevity in industrial applications will be estimated.
However, materials alone do not make a product. The Mistra TerraClean program will furthermore aim to integrate the smart materials in a platform for cleantech air and water solutions based on smart, safe and sustainable technologies, which in turn will be a crucial step towards increased resource-efficiency and a circular economy.
Unique and interdisciplinary collaboration is the key
By a close setting between academia, research institutes and industry, Sweden will increase its competitive advantage through access to and IP ownership of advanced technology. In a unique and interdisciplinary collaboration between Swedish world-class scientific groups and industrial partners, we will systematically develop functionalities of smart materials and create an arena for smart materials solutions, thus translating the expertise into economic value – jobs, exports and competitiveness.
The Mistra TerraClean program will contribute not only to the technological field but also to the development of integrated, circular system solutions, the support of new business models for co-utilization and re-use, as well as to innovative design.
Materials Development and Structuring (WP1)
Smart Filter Design and Validation (WP2)
Application platform and case studies (WP3)
Human and Environmental Safety (WP4)
Management, IP Handling and Communication (WP5)