PROFORMProject ID: 505654
Transforming nano-particles into sustainable consumer products through advanced product and process formulation
Total cost:EUR 3 694 030
EU contribution:EUR 2 399 972
Coordinated in:United Kingdom
Topic(s):NMP-2002-22.214.171.124-1 - New production technologies, based on nanotechnology and new materials
NMP-2002-126.96.36.199-2 - New and user-friendly production equipment and technologies, and their incorporation into the factory of the future
Call for proposal:FP6-2002-NMP-1See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
The key to delivering sustainable based-based products is to achieve breakthroughs in our understanding of the chemical and physical behaviour of particles-particles and their interactions with each other and the surrounding environment. This can be achieved by ensuring that the particles-particles are incorporated into products in a fully dispersed and stable state such that the properties-properties of interest are retained. The objective of the project is therefore: To develop the next generation of process tools and methodologies for the design and production of products containing particles-particles in a highly dispersed, functional and stable state. This will require the development of fundamental understanding of phenomena related to the processing of particles-particles including micro-, meson andmacroscale hydrodynamics, colloidal stability and manipulations of the particle size distribution and medium composition in order to improve physical properties of dispersed particle-particle products and to reduce waste for economic and environmental savings. In order to meet this objective the project will need to:
1)Improve our understanding of the formulation technology for a range of particles-particles, including identifying the mechanisms of the incorporation, dispersion and stabilisation of particles-particles in a liquid medium.
2)Develop more targeted methods for the preparation and production of ultra-fine suspension of nano-particles.
3) Develop new process design tools and methods for processing particles-particles such that they retain their key features for minimum processing.