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Development of new nanocomposites using materials from mining industry

Objective

Silver nanoparticles and silver based nanostructured composites are being frequently used in a variety of biomedical and industrial applications, such as an antimicrobial agents, lead-free solders, electric contact materials, gas-sensitive sensor, etc. The most complicated Silver using problems are related to: i) recovery of silver from ore waste materials; ii) the controlled synthesis of metal nanoparticles of well-defined size, shape and composition; iii) nanoparticles incorporation to desired implant surfaces; iv) synthesis of Silver based nanostructured composites for industrial purposes. The main goal of the Project is to develop:
1. Clean and efficient procedure of silver recovery from waste: Combined Mechanical Activation – Thermal Oxidation Processing jarosite type residues to alleviate and accelerate the following precious metal leaching;
2. Combined nanotechnology of biological synthesis (use of plants for the nanoparticles synthesis) of Ag nanoparticles and its deposition on implant surfaces by electrophoretic and plasma spraying deposition;
3. Nanostructuring technology of Silver based nanocomposites manufacturing for electrical contact applications.
Pilot production and trials of developed Ag nanoparticle modified implants and Ag based nanostructured composites:
1. TiO2 and Hydroxyapatite Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2) coated implants which are widely used in orthopaedic surgery because of their good biocompatibility related to the osteoconductive properties of calcium phosphate coating;
2. Ag-SnO contacts for electrical systems; these composites combine high resistance to welding and to electric arch erosion of the refractory phases with the high electric and thermal conductivities.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/nanocomposites

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2010-EU-Mexico
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT OBROBKI PLASTYCZNEJ
Address
Jana Pawla Ii 14
61 139 Poznan
Poland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 512 980
Administrative Contact
Joanna Bednarczyk (Ms.)

Participants (9)

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION EN MATERIALES AVANZADOS SC
Mexico
Address
Miguel De Cervantes 120
31109 Chihuahua
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Martínez Villafañe (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE CIUDAD JUAREZ - UACJ
Mexico
Address
Avenida Henry Dunant 4016
32310 Ciudad Juarez
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martha Patricia Barraza De Anda (Dr.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION EN QUIMICA APLICADA
Mexico
Address
Bd Enrique Reyna Hermosillo 140
25253 Saltillo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Josefina Perez Huerta (Ms.)
TAMUSE SYSTEMS S DE RL DE CV
Mexico
Address
Avenida Hermanos Escobar 6150 - Parque Industrial Omega 8
32410 Juarez
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergio Torres (Mr.)
IFU - DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 403 800
Address
Gottfried Schenker Strasse 18
09244 Lichtenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfram Scharff (Prof.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT METALI NIEZELAZNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 237 820
Address
Sowinskiego 5
44 100 Gliwice
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Witold Kurylak (Mr.)
PROJECTION PLASMA SYSTEME
France
EU contribution
€ 373 400
Address
Zone Industrielle Le Colombier Bp 4
12220 Montbazens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gérard Colonges (Mr.)
TESSONICS INC CORP
Canada
Address
Ouellette Avenue 597
N9A 4J3 Windsor Ontario
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joe Udzbinac (Mr.)
UNIWERSYTET MEDYCZNY IM KAROLA MARCINKOWSKIEGO W POZNANIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 272 000
Address
Ul. Fredry 10
61-701 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jacek Markuszewski (Dr.)