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Transforming nano-particles into sustainable consumer products through advanced product and process formulation

Objective

The key to delivering sustainable based-based products is to achieve breakthroughs in our understanding of the chemical and physical behaviour of particles-particles and their interactions with each other and the surrounding environment. This can be achieved by ensuring that the particles-particles are incorporated into products in a fully dispersed and stable state such that the properties-properties of interest are retained. The objective of the project is therefore: To develop the next generation of process tools and methodologies for the design and production of products containing particles-particles in a highly dispersed, functional and stable state. This will require the development of fundamental understanding of phenomena related to the processing of particles-particles including micro-, meson andmacroscale hydrodynamics, colloidal stability and manipulations of the particle size distribution and medium composition in order to improve physical properties of dispersed particle-particle products and to reduce waste for economic and environmental savings. In order to meet this objective the project will need to:
1)Improve our understanding of the formulation technology for a range of particles-particles, including identifying the mechanisms of the incorporation, dispersion and stabilisation of particles-particles in a liquid medium.
2)Develop more targeted methods for the preparation and production of ultra-fine suspension of nano-particles.
3) Develop new process design tools and methods for processing particles-particles such that they retain their key features for minimum processing.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

BHR GROUP LIMITED
Address
Cranfield
Bedfordshire
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH
Germany
Address
Bayerwerk
Leverkusen
CENTER ZA RACUNALNISTVO V MEHANIKI KONTINUUMA - MODELIRANJE IN TRZENJE
Slovenia
Address
Vandotova 55
Ljubljana
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Ashby Road
Loughborough, Leics
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA (WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY)
Poland
Address
Pl. Politechniki 1
Warszawa
POZNAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
Pl.m.sklodowskiej-curie 5
Poznan
ROCKFIELD SOFTWARE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Technium, King's Road, Prince Of Wales Dock
Swansea
UNILEVER UK CENTRAL RESOURCES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Unilever House, Blackfriars
London
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
Karlsruhe
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston
Birmingham