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Advanced first response respiratory protection

Objective

In the current state of technology, individual respiratory protection for first responders consists primarily in a gas mask and an activated carbon filter. Filters protect either against chemical warfare agents, either against (a part of the) toxic industrial chemicals. Combined filters exist, but with limited efficiency and a high burden for the wearer (breathing resistance, canister weight,…). These filters are also sensitive to the deleterious influence of the water vapour present in the ambient air. Biological protection is solely provided by the aerosol pre-filter. The purpose of this activity is to develop new nanoporous adsorbents that offer a sufficient protection for a wide range of toxic chemicals (industrial and military) and biological threats, under severe and wide-range environmental conditions. For quick response in case of a chemical or biological incident the same adsorbent will be incorporated in a hood. Thus offering a short-time, but quickly operational, respiratory protection to first responders and the public.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

ECOLE ROYALE MILITAIRE - KONINKLIJKE MILITAIRE SCHOOL
Address
Avenue De La Renaissance 30
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 333 922,49
Administrative Contact
Peter Lodewyckx (Dr.)

Participants (9)

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 174 720
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Krisztina Laszlo (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 318 262
Address
Lewes Road Mithras House
BN2 4AT Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sergey Mikhalovsky (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 370 104
Address
Campus De San Vicente Raspeig
03690 Alicante
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Isabel Lopez Vera (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 205 175,09
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monique Oldenburg (Ms.)
ETAIRIA METAFORAS IPSILIS TECHNOGNOSIAS KAI EREVNAS NOTIOANATOLIKIS EVROPIS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 362 400
Address
Siokou Street 18 Agia Paraskevi
15341 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikos Kanelopoulos (Dr.)
MAST CARBON INTERNATIONAL LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 733 141
Address
Jays Close Viables
RG22 4BA Basingstoke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Batchelor (Mr.)
NORIT NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 103 200
Address
Nijverheidsweg Noord 72
3812PM Amersfoort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jasper Van Empelen (Ms.)
LASER OPTICAL ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 364 230,75
Address
18 Grange Avenue
LE11 3X2 Loughborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fiona Warner (Ms.)
PROQARES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 64 811,67
Address
Lange Kleiweg 137 Bus 83
2288 GJ Rijswijk Zh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jack Van Hoof (Mr.)