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USE OF NANOMATERIALS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS

Objective

The aim of the joint research programme is to study nanomaterials for environmental and agricultural applications. The global objectives of this project will be: 1. to synthesize and characterize low cost nanomaterials such as layered double hydroxides (LDHs) or fine grained poorly crystalline Fe-Al or Fe-Mn oxides. These nanomaterials will be used in native form and complexed with an organic matrix, named polymerin, recovered from olive mill wastewaters (OMW); 2. to study the behavior of nanomaterials for retention of pesticides and biophenols and to develop slow-release formulations of these chemicals, with particular emphasis on assessing their bioavailability; 3. to totally detoxify OMW through fractionation on nanomaterials.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 46 800
Administrative Contact
Antonio De Martino (Dr.)