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Synergising International Research Studies into the Environmental Fate and Behaviour of Toxic Organic Chemicals in the Waste Stream

Objective

The overall vision of INTERWASTE is to develop scientific understanding of issues related to environmental contamination with toxic organic chemicals (specifically flame retardants (FRs) and pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs)) arising from their presence in the waste stream. Specific research objectives include: (a) exchange of knowledge of and best practice in methods for rapid and cost-effective identification of waste items containing restricted FRs; (b) developing scientific understanding of environmental contamination due to processing of waste items containing FRs; and (c) furthering understanding of the sources of PPCPs and FRs in the sewerage system. To facilitate such research on the global level required, INTERWASTE will exchange best practice in the analytical chemistry techniques required to study FRs and PPCPs, and evaluate the measurement capability of INTERWASTE participants via an interlaboratory comparison. INTERWASTE's vision will be achieved via a co-ordinated programme of collaboration and research secondments between world-leading research groups both within and outside the EU; coupled with annual workshops to discuss the latest findings. The research programme will exploit the complementary expertise of the consortium members, and in so doing foster synergies. Cross-sectoral interaction and knowledge sharing will be achieved via the participation of beneficiaries and partner organisations from both academic and non-academic sectors. All secondments and workshops will be conducted within a framework designed to maximise the training and career development benefits to participating staff by providing them with opportunities for knowledge and skills acquisition, with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on early career researchers. INTERWASTE's research and training programme is complemented by communication activities that will both disseminate project findings to scientific stakeholders, and engage the general public.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Net EU contribution
€ 276 750,00
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 63 315,00

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 168 210,00
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 63 270,00
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 76 815,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 53 865,00
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona

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Region
Este Cataluña Tarragona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 44 955,00
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 67 185,00
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 57 150,00
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 86 400,00
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
601 77 Brno

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Region
Jihovýchod Jihomoravský kraj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 5 085,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SUEZ VYUZITI ZDROJU AS
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Spanelska 1073/10, Vinohrady
120 00 Praha

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (17)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Japan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 13 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 13 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Guangzhou Institute of Geochemsitry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 315,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 71 370,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ONTARIO MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
125 Resources Road
M9P 3V6 Toronto

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kings College Circle 27
M5S 1A1 Toronto

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 54 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ENVIRONMENT CANADA
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Boulevard Saint-joseph, Place Vincent-massey 351, 8ème Étage
K1A 0H3 Gatineau

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
1001 Street
95814 2828 Sacramento

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS-UNILAG
Nigeria
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 110 250,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
University Road, Chiltern Hills
3630 Westville

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 79 065,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
5th Floor Building 21 Staatsartille Road
0082 Pretoria

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 67 635,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Administration Building Room 202
R3T 2N2 Manitoba

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Hunghom, Kowloon
N/A Hong Kong

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 35 370,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY
India
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 31 815,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDAD DE CARTAGENA
Colombia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Carrera 30 36-100 Centro
Cartagena De Indias

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 70 515,00