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ADVANCED MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS APPLIED TO REMOVE ARSENIC IN ARGENTINIAN GROUNDWATER

Objective

Daily intake of arsenic polluted water by cattle in Argentina is becoming of increasing concern, especially due to the important size of the livestock export market where EU is a main customer. Because natural forage or alfalfa grown without irrigation is used to feed livestock, drinking water is considered the main source of arsenic for cattle (several studies reveal arsenic concentrations in phreatic water samples above 0.15 mg/L, the level that suggest causing chronic intoxication in cattle). Therefore, as it has been demonstrated, there is a risk of exposure for the human health due to the introduction in the food chain through milk or meat. In view of arsenic toxicity and the large number of people exposed to its effects worldwide, there is a clear need for the implementation in remote exploitations of affordable and sustainable treatment methodologies to provide potable water to cattle. To face this problem and provide a solution, NANOREMOVAS pursues to develop and implement a pilot plant for the remote treatment of arsenic polluted waters based on the application of state-of-art advanced multifunctional nanostructured materials, already tested at the laboratory level. In this sense, NANOREMOVAS includes the cooperation between the industry and academia of partners from Europe and Argentina. Besides the required research and innovation to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of the developed water recycling technique, the seconded researchers will carry out a series of tasks and outreach activities, promoting entrepreneurship culture and support of young innovative companies in order to set-up technological partnerships within the water and livestock sector. Furthermore, NANOREMOVAS represents a significant contribution to knowledge and technology transfer from the academia to the industrial sector, through the partners well established reputation as transfer hubs, that will led to quickly creating designs and industrial equipment/processes/model

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/innovation management
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/water engineering/irrigation
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/industrial crops/fodder
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/waste treatment processes/recycling
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water treatment processes/drinking water treatment processes
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 369 000

Participants (4)

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 121 500
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AERIS TECNOLOGIAS AMBIENTALES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Calle Santa Rosa 38
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVA BIC - BUSINESS INNOVATION CENTRE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
Via Consolato Del Mare 41
98122 Messina
Activity type
Other
MERGUS PROMOTION HANDELSBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Eketorpsvagen 25
182 61 Djursholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (2)

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA INDUSTRIAL
Argentina
Address
Avenida Leandro N. Alem 1067 - 7°
C1001AAF Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata
Argentina
Address
Diag. Juan B. Alberdi 2695
7600 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments