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Synergising International Research Studies into the Environmental Fate and Behaviour of Toxic Organic Chemicals in the Waste Stream

Objective

The overall vision of INTERWASTE is to develop scientific understanding of issues related to environmental contamination with toxic organic chemicals (specifically flame retardants (FRs) and pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs)) arising from their presence in the waste stream. Specific research objectives include: (a) exchange of knowledge of and best practice in methods for rapid and cost-effective identification of waste items containing restricted FRs; (b) developing scientific understanding of environmental contamination due to processing of waste items containing FRs; and (c) furthering understanding of the sources of PPCPs and FRs in the sewerage system. To facilitate such research on the global level required, INTERWASTE will exchange best practice in the analytical chemistry techniques required to study FRs and PPCPs, and evaluate the measurement capability of INTERWASTE participants via an interlaboratory comparison. INTERWASTE's vision will be achieved via a co-ordinated programme of collaboration and research secondments between world-leading research groups both within and outside the EU; coupled with annual workshops to discuss the latest findings. The research programme will exploit the complementary expertise of the consortium members, and in so doing foster synergies. Cross-sectoral interaction and knowledge sharing will be achieved via the participation of beneficiaries and partner organisations from both academic and non-academic sectors. All secondments and workshops will be conducted within a framework designed to maximise the training and career development benefits to participating staff by providing them with opportunities for knowledge and skills acquisition, with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on early career researchers. INTERWASTE's research and training programme is complemented by communication activities that will both disseminate project findings to scientific stakeholders, and engage the general public.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 229 500

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 193 500
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 58 500
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 49 500
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 85 500
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 4 500
Address
Sognsveien 72
N-0855 Oslo
Activity type
Other
SUEZ VYUZITI ZDROJU AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 4 500
Address
Spanelska 1073/10, Vinohrady
120 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (17)

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Japan
Address
Onogawa 16 2
305 8506 Tsukuba
Activity type
Research Organisations
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Guangzhou Institute of Geochemsitry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
Address
Kehua 511
510640 Guangzhou
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
Address
Godoy Cruz 2290
C1425FQB Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
ONTARIO MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Canada
Address
125 Resources Road
M9P 3V6 Toronto
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Canada
Address
Kings College Circle 27
M5S 1A1 Toronto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
Canada
Address
Boulevard Saint-joseph, Place Vincent-massey 351, 8Ème Étage
K1A 0H3 Gatineau
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Po Box 1847
47402 Bloomington
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL
United States
Address
1001 Street
95814 2828 Sacramento
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS-UNILAG
Nigeria
Address
Akola Yaba
234 Lagos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL
South Africa
Address
University Road, Chiltern Hills
3630 Westville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
South Africa
Address
5Th Floor Building 21 Staatsartille Road
0082 Pretoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Canada
Address
Administration Building Room 202
R3T 2N2 Manitoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Hunghom, Kowloon
N/A Hong Kong
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY
India
Address
National Institute Of Oceanography
403 004 Panaji
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Australia
Address
St Lucia
4072 Brisbane
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE CARTAGENA
Colombia
Address
Carrera 30 36-100 Centro
Cartagena De Indias
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments