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Mitigation of risk and control of exposure in nanotechnology based inks and pigments - NANOMICEX -

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 280713

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2012

  • End date

    31 March 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 800 477,70

  • EU contribution

    € 3 535 290

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA

Spain

Objective

The main aim of NANOMICEX project is to reduce the potential risk upon workers’ exposure to the engineered nanoparticles employed in the operative conditions of the inks and pigments industry, by addressing at the health and environmental consequences associated with the inclusion of nanoadditives within all stages of nanotechnology based products (production, use and disposal). To achieve it, new surface modifiers will be designed and developed to obtain less hazardous and more stable nanoparticles. The proposed work will focus on a selected set of nanoparticles relevant to the ink and pigment sector. Full characterisation will be carried out, followed by an exposure measurement in order to characterise and quantify any potential particle release in the production and processing activities. A comprehensive hazard assessment will allow the evaluation of effects on human and environmental models with comparisons between simple and modified nanoparticles carried out. Results from the assessment studies will be used to compile a risk assessment of the use of nanoparticles in the ink and pigment industry, and comparisons will be made with surface-modified nanoparticles. An evaluation of the effectiveness of risk management measures will be undertaken in order to select and design practical and cost effective strategies, which will be easy to implement in the real operative conditions. As part of this assessment, we will conduct a life cycle assessment, by evaluating their impacts during the whole process of manufacture, use and disposal of these products.
The project results will involve industrial partners, providing an integrated strategy to mitigate the risk of workers dealing with nanoparticles, considering all relevant worker exposure scenarios. Furthermore, NANOMICEX will provide industrial stakeholders and the general public with appropriate knowledge on the risks of nanoparticles and nanoproducts, establishing synergies with the EU nanosafety infrastructure.
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA

Address

Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 462 123,60

Administrative Contact

Carmen Sánchez Reig (Ms.)

Participants (12)

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 326 000

INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 510 536

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 510 141,60

YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY VAKIF

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 442 158,80

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 5 764,48

NANOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 160 350

TEC STAR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 132 720

ARDEJE SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 168 420

PINTURAS MONTO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 45 900

PLASMACHEM PRODUKTIONS- UND HANDEL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 126 400

TORRECID SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 127 500

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 517 275,52

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 280713

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2012

  • End date

    31 March 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 800 477,70

  • EU contribution

    € 3 535 290

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA

Spain