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Strategies for health protection, pollution Control and Elimination of Next generAtion RefractIve Organic chemicals from the Soil, vadose zone and water

Project description

Disruptive remediation for contaminants in the environment

The health impact of chemicals present in everyday products is a concern. The European Green Deal includes the commitment to a zero-pollution action plan for a toxic-free environment. In this context, the EU-funded SCENARIOS project will develop a set of technological solutions to address the detection, (bio)monitoring, long-term toxicity, risk assessment, pollution control and remediation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – a diverse group of man-made chemicals used in a range of consumer and industrial products. The project will employ a self-sustainable and (near) net-zero energy approach, which will smoothly integrate into the circular economies of EU countries and worldwide. In addition to filling the knowledge gap, SCENARIOS will deliver disruptive remediation for even the most toxic class of contaminants.

Objective

SCENARIOS will devise and demonstrate a comprehensive set of technological solutions to address the detection, (bio)monitoring, long-term toxicity, risk assessment, pollution control and remediation of Per- and polyFluoroAlkyl Substances (PFASs) as a test bed for zero pollution ambition from refractory and mobile organic chemicals. SCENARIOS's approach and technologies will be self-sustainable, (near) net-zero energy and will smoothly integrate in the circular economies of EU countries and worldwide. A harmonised composition of the project consortium encompassing renewed academic and research centers and competitive technological SMEs will ensure SCENARIOS? replication and impact and continental level and beyond.
The project will fill the knowledge gap and deliver disruptive remediation TRL advancements for probably the most awkward and widespread toxic class of contaminants -PFAS- with unprecedented energetic balance and the near absence of external chemical additions promoting EU leadership in the sector and a significant advance in the research field. The industrial core of SCENARIOS will enable four demonstrations (case studies) within EU industries and a public health institution stepping forward a set of industrial and societal sectors where pollutant remediation and health surveillance have excellent potential for the Green Deal implementation.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GD-2020

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Sub call

H2020-LC-GD-2020-3

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO
Net EU contribution
€ 1 253 472,50
Address
DUOMO 6
13100 Vercelli
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Vercelli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 1 253 472,50

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