Works plan for project implementation




Associated activities




The build-up of a data basis containing the main theoretical and experimental results published in the domain.

Documentation  and classification of the bibliographic material on specific domains : theoretical, computational, experimental, analysis and characterization of nanoparticles

Classification report.

Scientific stage report.



The build-up of a mathematical model for describing the studied system (suspensions of nanometric particles in a fluid medium, subject to an electric field)


The founding the system of equations which governs the system dynamics, the computational domain, the specific initial and boundary conditions

Equations system.


The physical and chemical analysis of the system.

Parameters report.


The establishment of the parameter values appearing in the system



The numerical implementation of the mathematical model

The build-up of the program for the simulation of nanoparticles dynamics in electric field

The validation of the program by comparisons with previously published results

Simulation program.


Numerical study on the mobility and dispersion rate of the nanoparticles in fluid medium  subject to electric field in order to control their retention or separation

Numerical study.

Scientific stage report.



Numerical simulation of the behavior of suspensions of nanoparticles in the flue gas under the action of electric field, in order to retain them.


The study of the influence of the physical properties of the particles and fluid


Determining the trajectories of particles with different sizes and concentration fields under the action of electric field applied using electrodes of different forms, depending on the nature of the particles and fluid medium, at different frequencies.


Finding the parameters of the system for an optimal trapping of the nanoparticles


Identification the set of physical and chemical parameters of the system (shape and location of electrodes, particle size, frequency of the applied voltage, material characteristics of substances used) that lead to optimization of particle trapping.


Experimental researches and modeling on manipulation of nanoparticles in flue gas fluid suspensions subject to non uniform electric fields (dielectrophoresis), based on simulations results.



Chemical and size classes analysis of the particles, exhausted by incinerator of ProAirClean Timisoara, especially using LM10 Nanosight microscope, acquired in the 2012 project phase. Comparison of the obtained results with data from literature. 

Create a catalog of particles emitted over a period of 6 months, correlated with the type of waste incinerated.


The design and build-up of an experimental device for retaining the nanoparticles from combustion gases in non uniform electric fields.

Experimental device.

Scientific stage report.



Performing experiments on nanoparticle trapping from flue gases resulting from waste incinerator Pro Air Clean Timisoara, by using the experimental device.


Analysis and characterization of collected particles (the study of granulometric class particles and determination of their nature and resulted quantities).


Analysis report.


Establishing of efficient regimes in nanoparticles manipulations using the “Design of experiments” method. The optimization of the physical and chemical parameters of the separation process (the voltage applied on the electrodes, the frequency, the fluid medium characteristics). The optimization of the experimental device geometry.

Feed-back on the improvement of the mathematical model and experimental device.



Substantiation of a model of public environmental policy and strategies meant to reduce nanoparticles emissions in the city of Timisoara.


Estimating the scale of the phenomenon of emission of nanoparticles in the city of Timisoara. Identification of economic agents, whose production processes leads to emission of nano-particles.

Map of nano-particle pollution for city of Timisoara.



The identification of the utility domains and of the potential users

Based on examples of good practice in the area of intervention policies in EU countries, will propose a model intervention to limit the emission of nano-metric particles in the city of Timisoara.

Visits in industrial units possibly interested in the project (metallurgy, water cleaning stations). Round tables, workshops.

Study on good practices in policies of intervention in European Union countries.



Intervention model to limit the emission of nanoparticles in Timisoara city. Estimating concerning the endowment intent with nanoparticle filters.