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a LOW environmental impact BRAke SYStem

Obiettivo

Primary particulate matter (PM) consists of chemical components suspended in the atmosphere as aerosols, e.g. as a result of exhaust gaseous and friction processes (e.g. braking). Such particles may potentially contribute to smog events in urban areas and might be responsible of negative effects on the environment (e.g. acid rain acidification, toxic effects on plants and animals) and health (e.g. cancer, respiratory issues). The challenge is therefore to develop a new generation of transport technologies able to reduce the contribution of traffic related and total particulate matter, and, at the same time, to comply with future and stricter legislations on vehicles emissions and EU air quality.
The LOWBRASYS project aims at demonstrating a novel and low environmental impact brake system that will reduce micro and nanoparticles emissions by at least 50%. The measurement and understanding of micrometer-sized and ultrafine particles and their effects on health and the environment will be improved and whilst providing recommendations to policy makers. This goal will only be achievable by a systematic and structured approach focused by the LOWBRASYS Team on the following targets:
1. Novel materials formulations of the brakes pad and disc in order to reduce the total particle emissions and have a low-environmental impact.
2. Innovation of environmental friendly braking strategies (control systems) that reduce PM emissions.
3. Breakthrough technology for collection of particles near the PM source in order to further dramatically reduce PM emissions.
5. System integration of the novel pad, components and control systems in vehicles.
6. Improvement of the measurement techniques and understanding of the brake wear PM effects on health and the environment through state-of-the-art non-in-vivo techniques and related policy recommendations.

Recommendations to policy makers will also be provided by the Team given no current applicable legislation in Europe.

Campo scientifico

  • /scienze naturali/scienze fisiche/fisica teoretica/particelle
  • /scienze sociali/geografia sociale ed economica/trasporti

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Coordinatore

FRENI BREMBO Spa
Indirizzo
Via Brembo 25
24035 Curno
Italia
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo UE
€ 1 807 312,50

Partecipanti (9)

FORD-WERKE GMBH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 1 087 403,10
Indirizzo
Henry Ford Strasse 1
50735 Koln
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE FARMACOLOGICHE MARIO NEGRI
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 601 875
Indirizzo
Via Mario Negri 2
20156 Milano
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 571 500
Indirizzo
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 493 362,50
Indirizzo
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
FLAME SPRAY HUNGARY FEMIPARI SZOLGALTATO ES KERESKEDELMI KFT
Ungheria
Contributo UE
€ 343 700
Indirizzo
Ipari Park Ut 19
2111 Szada
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FEDERAL-MOGUL FRICTION PRODUCTS GMBH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 450 821,88
Indirizzo
Otto Hahn Strasse 26-28
65520 Bad Camberg
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
Cechia
Contributo UE
€ 241 250
Indirizzo
17 Listopadu 2172/15
708 00 Ostrava Poruba
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 797 500
Indirizzo
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 1 042 125
Indirizzo
Guerickestrasse 7
60488 Frankfurt Am Main
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)