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Development of reference methods for hazard identification, risk assessment and LCA of engineered nanomaterials

Objective

The growing development, production and use of engineered nanomaterials and associated products will increase exposure of both humans and ecosystems to these new materials. However, current knowledge is still incomplete and established test methods are as yet inappropriate to reliably assess the extent of exposure and risk of materials at the nano-scale. There is an urgent need to develop methods to overcome the current limitations of existing hazard and risk assessment schemes and to generate the body of reference data needed as the basis for regulative requirements and for measures to safeguard production, application and the disposal of nanomaterials.

The proposed project will mobilize the critical mass of international scientific knowledge and technical expertise required to address these questions. Current analytical and toxicity test methods and models will be put to test and subjected to rigorous intercalibration and validation. Where necessary, methods and test materials will be modified, adapted and validated, and new reliable reference methods developed, in cooperation with international standardisation bodies and the concerned industry, to support both pre and co-normative activities and to make the applicability of existing RA and LCA schemes to ENPs more reliable.

The feasibility of validated measurement, characterization and test methods will be assessed by selected case studies to help the significant improvement of the performance of existing exposure monitoring systems as well as the development of new risk management and reduction strategies.
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Coordinator

NordMiljö O. Grahn AB

Address

StrandvÄGen 2
67129 Arvika

Sweden

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 540 444,65

Administrative Contact

Rudolf Reuther (Dr.)

Participants (31)

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JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 309 600

TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 506 948

PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 657 791,60

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 465 519

UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 413 679

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 210 958

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 392 396,40

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 377 395

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 492 081,05

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETAREDEZVOLTARE PENTRU MICROTEHNOLOGIE

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 140 455

DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 463 779

BUNDESANSTALT FUER ARBEITSSCHUTZ UND ARBEITSMEDIZIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 367 100

EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 488 621

KEEMILISE JA BIOLOOGILISE FUUSIKA INSTITUUT

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 234 902

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 514 960

DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 209 831

INMETRO INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE METROLOGIA, QUALIDADE E TECNOLOGIA

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 137 600

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 127 500

COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

India

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING MCGILL UNIVERSITY

Canada

VENETO NANOTECH SOCIETA CONSORTILEPER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 360 600

NANOLOGICA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 512 060

STRATICELL SCREENING TECHNOLOGIES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 212 120

GRIMM AEROSOL TECHNIK Gmbh & Co KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 199 228,42

QUANTIS

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 310 116

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 386 753

AHMEDABAD UNIVERSITY PUBLIC TRUST

India

EU Contribution

€ 153 999,75

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 200 546

ARKEMA FRANCE SA

France

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

United Kingdom

Institute of Nanotechnology

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 146 010,85

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 263147

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 151 187,62

  • EU contribution

    € 9 592 994,72

Coordinated by:

NordMiljö O. Grahn AB

Sweden