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Nanomaterial FAte and Speciation in the Environment

Objective

Concept: NanoFASE will deliver an integrated Exposure Assessment Framework, including methods, parameter values, model and guidance that will allow Industry to assess the full diversity of industrial nano-enabled products to a standard acceptable in regulatory registrations. Methods to assess how use phases, waste streams and environmental compartments (air, soil, water biota) act as “reactors” in modifying and transporting ENMs will be developed and used to derive parameter values. Our nanospecific models will be integrated with the existing multi-media fate model SimpleBox4Nano for use in EUSES and also develop into a flexible multi-media model for risk assessment at different scales and complexities. Information on release form, transformation and transport processes for product relevant ENMs will allow grouping into Functional Fate Groups according to their “most probable” fate pathways as a contribution to safe-by-design based on fate.

Methodology: Inventories of material release forms along the product value chain are established. We then study how released ENMs transform from initial reactive states to modified forms with lower energy states in which nanospecific properties may be lost. Transport studies assess material fluxes within/between compartments. The experimental work underpins models describing ENM transformation and transport. Open access is provided to the models suitable for incorporation into existing exposure assessment tools (e.g. SimpleBox4Nano) and for more detailed assessment. Framework completeness is validated by case studies.

Impact: Identified links between ENM material properties and fate outcome (e.g. safe-by-design). Improved representation of nanospecific processes in existing key fate and exposure assessment tools (e.g. SimpleBox4Nano in EUSES). Contribution to standardization. GIS framework to support predictive assessment, catchment and point source management of ENM releases.
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UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

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EU Contribution

€ 2 112 956,69

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

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Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Sn2 1eu Swindon Wiltshire

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THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 554 405

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 519 451

EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ

Switzerland

INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE UND UMWELTTECHNIK EV - IUTA

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 461 250

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 274 568,06

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 659 201

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 450 417,50

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 318 143,75

EUROPEAN VIRTUAL INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATED RISK MANAGEMENT EU VRI EWIV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

PINTURAS HEMPEL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 159 750

PROMETHEAN PARTICLES LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 244 000

TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V LIBERCI

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

FCC CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 111 500

PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO AMEPOX SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 100 125

INOTEX SPOL SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 123 750

APPLIED NANOPARTICLES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 151 350

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 224 423,75

ETSS, GOTTSCHALK & CO. KOLLEKTIVGESELLSCHAFT

Switzerland

ETSS AG

Switzerland

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 365 002,50

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 324 890

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

MALVERN INSTRUMENTS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 184 118,75

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 244 200

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 154 942,50

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 278 200

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 325 668,75

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 121 068,75

PENSOFT PUBLISHERS

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 169 750

INSTITUT SYMLOG

France

EU Contribution

€ 127 600

GBP CONSULTING LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 100 092,50

PERKINELMER SVERIGE AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 343 650

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 646002

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 296 701,25

  • EU contribution

    € 9 954 475,50

Coordinated by:

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom