In the joint grant call for water technology research, hosted by the KAUTE Foundation’s Niilo V. and Lauri N. Santasalo fund and the Erkki Paasikivi Foundation, a total of 108,000 euros was awarded to five researchers in 2022.
A total of 35 applications were submitted, seeking a total of 706,000 euros in funding. This year, four year-long working grants and one six-month grant were awarded.
The 12-month working grants were awarded to the following persons:
- Parminder Kaur, Aalto-yliopisto: Drinking water remediation onto redox heterogenous photo-electrocatalysis using perovskites-Fe3O4 impregnated carbon dot electrodes
- Burcu Sayinli, University of Jyväskylä: Ferrate Based Technology for Water Purification and Drinking Water Supply
- Sallamaari Siponen, University of Eastern Finland: Microbiological quality management of network water
- Aino Pelto-Huikko, University of Tampere / Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, research group WANDER: Interaction between household water and materials
In addition, Markus Koppanen at the University of Tampere was awarded further funding for 6 months for his research work related to the utilization of online measurements of water quality to ensure safe drinking water.