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

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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-SMALL-5
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Funding Scheme

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

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
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amro Satti (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 510 536
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susy Makari (Ms.)
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 510 141,60
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Olszewska-Day (Dr.)
YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY VAKIF
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 442 158,80
Address
Kayisdagi Street Agustos Campus 26
81120 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ozge Kaya Ayvat (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 5 764,48
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fernando Ferreira Batista (Mr.)
NANOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 160 350
Address
Avenue De Tervueren 143
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Steffi Friedrichs (Dr.)
TEC STAR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 132 720
Address
Viale Europa 40
41011 Campogalliano Mo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Borghi (Dr.)
ARDEJE SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 168 420
Address
Rue Georges Auric 4
26000 Valence
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pascal Pierron (Mr.)
PINTURAS MONTO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 900
Address
Carretera De La Base Militar Sn
46163 Marines Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Martín Sánchez (Mr.)
PLASMACHEM PRODUKTIONS- UND HANDEL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 400
Address
Schwarzschildstrasse 10
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexey Kalachev (Dr.)
TORRECID SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 127 500
Address
Partida Torreta
12110 Alcora Castellon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Sanmiguel (Mr.)
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 517 275,52
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renate Ubachs (Ms.)