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Nanoparticles in Food: Analytical methods for detection and characterisation

Obiettivo

The NanoLyse project will focus on the development of validated methods and reference materials for the analysis of engineered nano-particles (ENP) in food and beverages. The developed methods will cover all relevant classes of ENP with reported or expected food and food contact material applications, i.e. metal, metal oxide/silicate, surface functionalised and organic encapsulate (colloidal/micelle type) ENP. Priority ENPs have been selected out of each class as model particles to demonstrate the applicability of the developed approaches, e.g. nano-silver, nano-silica, an organically surface modified nano-clay and organic nano-encapsulates. Priority will be given to methods which can be implemented in existing food analysis laboratories. A dual approach will be followed. Rapid imaging and screening methods will allow the distinction between samples which contain ENP and those that do not. These methods will be characterised by minimal sample preparation, cost-efficiency, high throughput and will be achieved by the application of automated smart electron microscopy imaging and screening techniques in sensor and immunochemical formats. More sophisticated, hyphenated methods will allow the unambiguous characterisation and quantification of ENP. These will include elaborate sample preparation, separation by flow field fractionation and chromatographic techniques as well as mass spectrometric and electron microscopic characterisation techniques. The developed methods will be validated using the well characterised food matrix reference materials that will be produced within the project. Small-scale interlaboratory method performance studies and the analysis of a few commercially available products claiming or suspect to contain ENP will demonstrate the applicability and soundness of the developed methods.

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STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Indirizzo
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Paesi Bassi
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Research Organisations
Contributo UE
€ 689 911
Contatto amministrativo
Jelte Zeilstra (Mr.)

Partecipanti (9)

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
Contributo UE
€ 367 309
Indirizzo
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Heinz W. Engl (Prof.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Danimarca
Contributo UE
€ 411 746
Indirizzo
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Torsten Foersom (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 420 881
Indirizzo
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Doris Florian (Dr.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 352 628
Indirizzo
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Qasim Chaudhry (Dr.)
THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
Canada
Indirizzo
1-560 Enterprise Square 10230 Jasper Avenue Research Services Office
T5J 4P6 Edmonton Alberta
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Jonathan Veinot (Dr.)
CENTRE D'ECONOMIE RURALE
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 142 490
Indirizzo
Rue Du Camel 1
6900 Marloie
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Philippe Delahaut (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Contributo UE
€ 240 690
Indirizzo
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Günter Allmaier (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 134 326
Indirizzo
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Carlos Manuel Abad (Mr.)
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Cechia
Contributo UE
€ 185 842
Indirizzo
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Anna Mittnerova (Ms.)