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Safe Nano Worker Exposure Scenarios

Objective

The main goal of Sanowork project is to identify a safe occupational exposure scenario by exposure
assessment in real conditions and at all stages of nanomaterials (NM) production, use and disposal.
In order to address this and more specifically the issues introduced by NMP.2011.1.3-2 call, we intend to:
1. contain hazard and worker exposure potential by developing exposure mitigation strategy based on
‘‘Prevention through Design’’ approach.
2. implement a rigorous exposure assessment in the workplace in order to evaluate the effectiveness of existing and proposed exposure reduction strategies.
3. perform risk analysis off line and on site in order to identify substance product properties and operational condition that ensure a safer worker exposure scenario.
4. Assess COST/ EFFICIENCY of the proposed strategies on the basis of risk analysis results, materials/properties efficiency, risk transfer to insurance underwriter community.
The Sanowork proposed risk remediation strategy will be applied to nanomaterial properties. The following
“representative” pool of NM and nanoproducts have been selected: TiO2 and Ag (ceramic or textile
photocatalytic/antibacterial surfaces); CNTs (polymeric nanocomposites); organic/inorganic nanofibers
(nanostructured membranes for water depuration system). The strategy is addressed to mitigate risk by
decreasing adverse health hazard and emission potential of nanomaterials, setting back processes of transport
to the point of entry.
A sound balance between exposure and health hazards data, before and after the introduction of existing and
proposed risk remediation strategies, will allow to evaluate the effectiveness of existing and proposed exposure reduction strategies. The cooperation with industrial key partners such as Plasmachem, Elmarco, GEA Niro, Colorobbia,Bayer will guarantee an accurate exposure assessment in the workplace.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/nanocomposites
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-SMALL-5
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 536 651
Administrative Contact
Anna Luisa Costa (Dr.)

Participants (12)

INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 201 597
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susy Makari (Ms.)
PLASMACHEM PRODUKTIONS- UND HANDEL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 210 255
Address
Schwarzschildstrasse 10
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexei Antipov (Dr.)
ELMARCO SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 209 291
Address
Svarovska 621, Liberec Xi-ruzodol I
460 01 Liberec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edita Muchová (Dr.)
GEA PROCESS ENGINEERING AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 100 960
Address
Gladsaxevej 305
2860 Soborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henrik Nørmark (Mr.)
COLOROBBIA ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 157 200
Address
Via Pietramarina 53
50059 Sovigliana Vinci
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Niccolai (Dr.)
BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 97 435
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Steudtner
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 446 441
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Valérie Mahieux (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 350 240
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Syed Tofail (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 298 860
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pietro Schianchi (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 290 760
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiziana Cosci (Ms.)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 489 220
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ciro Avolio (Mr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE ASSICURAZIONE INFORTUNI SUL LAVORO INAIL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 20 275
Address
Via Iv Novembre 144
00187 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Castellet Y Ballarà (Dr.)