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Toxicological impact of nanomaterials derived from processing, weathering and recycling of polymer nanocomposites used in various industrial applications

Objectif

The project NANOPOLYTOX will evaluate the toxicological impact of nanomaterials included in polymer nanocomposites, highly used in various industrial sectors, during their life cycle. The toxicological profile will be correlated with the changes in the physical and chemical properties of the nanomaterials during the artificial aging/weathering process of the polymeric nanocomposites. Raw nanomaterials and extracted nanomaterials will be characterized at different stages of their life cycle and their toxicity profiles will be obtained via in vitro and in vivo toxicity studies. The results from the in vivo studies will be used for the evaluation of the biological and environmental fate of nanomaterials. All the data generated during the project (physical, chemical and toxicological data) will be considered for the development of the novel LCIA methodology to apply to nanomaterials. These studies will also be taken into account for the selection of adequate digestion and extraction methods to separate the nanomaterials from the polymeric matrices. Moreover, optimization of these methods will facilitate the development of recycling techniques that will be applied in the end-stage of polymer nanocomposites. Disposal of the extracted toxic and/or innocuous nanomaterials will be carried out by mechanical and chemical recycling techniques. The chemical recycling technique will be based on a new separation method consisting of nanofiber filters to separate efficiently the raw nanomaterials from the polymeric matrices and re-use them in new applications. Finally, the nanofiber filters containing toxic nanomaterials will be immobilized in xerogel matrices by sol-gel processes and sintering.

Champ scientifique

  • /ingénierie et technologie/génie de l'environnement/gestion des déchets/recyclage
  • /ingénierie et technologie/ingénierie des materiaux/nanocomposites

Appel à propositions

FP7-NMP-ENV-2009
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Régime de financement

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinateur

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Adresse
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Espagne
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contribution de l’UE
€ 761 961,39
Contact administratif
Dirk Saseta (Mr.)

Participants (7)

Global Nanotechnologies S.A. for the Design, Development, Production and Trading of Nanotechnology Materials
Greece
Contribution de l’UE
€ 239 029,49
Adresse
Mesogion Avenue 401
15343 Aghia Paraskevi
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Stephanos Nitodas (Dr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE NANOCIENCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA
Espagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 220 456,80
Adresse
Campus De La Uab Edifici Q Icn2
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Stella Veciana (Ms.)
POLYRISE SAS
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 230 321,46
Adresse
Avenue Pey Berland 16
33607 Pessac
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Vicent Gaud (Dr.)
L'UREDERRA, FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO Y SOCIAL
Espagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 272 689,20
Adresse
Área Industrial Perguita C/a N°1
31210 Los Arcos
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Claudio Fernandez (Mr.)
DHI
Danemark
Contribution de l’UE
€ 488 404,52
Adresse
Agern Alle 5
2970 Horsholm
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Joern Rasmussen (Mr.)
LAVIOSA CHIMICA MINERARIA SPA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 78 077
Adresse
Via Leonardo Da Vinci 21
57123 Livorno
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Valentina Ermini (Dr.)
LATI INDUSTRIA TERMOPLASTI SPA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 142 615,21
Adresse
Francesco Baracca 7
21040 Vedano Olona
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Giuliano Ceron (Dr.)