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The training of early stage researchers for the development of technologies to monitor concentrations of micro and nanoplastics in water for their presence, uptake and threat to animal and human life.

Project description

Training to measure health risk of microplastics

Plastic is an important and ubiquitous material in our economy and daily lives. Environmental concerns such as plastic leakage also pose a significant threat to our wellbeing. Reducing the amount of plastic waste generated each year remains a huge challenge. Up to 300 000 tonnes of microplastics are released into the environment each year. The EU-funded MONPLAS project will train early stage researchers to monitor concentrations of micro- and nano-plastics in water for their presence, uptake and threat to animal and human life. The project identified a need to develop suitable technologies that are robust, easy to use and inexpensive for performing standardised measurements, as well as training engineers for method development and operation.

Coordinator

ASTON UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
United Kingdom

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 563 965,92
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BRUKER OPTIK GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Rudolf Plank Strasse 27
76275 Ettlingen

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 512 640,00
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V.
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Albert Einstein Strasse 9
07745 Jena

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Region
Thüringen Thüringen Jena, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 595 044,00
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00