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Novel Concepts, Methods, and Technologies for the Production of Portable, Easy-to-Use Devices for the Measurement and Analysis of Airborne Engineered Nanoparticles in Workplace Air

Objective

Due to their unique properties, engineered nanoparticles (ENP) are now used for a myriad of novel applications with great economic and technological importance. However, some of these properties, especially their surface reactivity, have raised health concerns, which have prompted scientists, regulators, and industry to seek consensus protocols for the safe production and use of the different forms of ENP. There is currently a shortage of field-worthy, cost-effective ways - especially in real time - for reliable assessment of exposure levels to ENP in workplace air. In addition to the problems with the size distribution, a major uncertainty in the safety assessment of airborne ENP arises from the lack of knowledge of their physical and chemical properties, and the levels of exposure. A special challenge of ENP monitoring is to separate ubiquitous background nanoparticles from different sources from the ENP. Here the main project goal is to develop innovative concepts and reliable methods for characterizing ENP in workplace air with novel, portable and easy-to-use devices suitable for workplaces. Additional research objectives are (1) identification of relevant physico-chemical properties and metrics of airborne ENP; establishment of reference materials; (2) exploring the association between physico-chemical and toxicological properties of ENP; (3) analyzing industrial processes as a source of ENP in workplace air; (4) developing methods for calibration and testing of the novel devices in real and simulated exposure situations; and (5) dissemination of the research results to promote the safe use of ENP through guidance, standards and education, implementing of safety objectives in ENP production and handling, and promotion of safety related collaborations through an international nanosafety platform.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

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TYOTERVEYSLAITOS
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Topeliuksenkatu 41 B
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Research Organisations
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€ 1 628 414
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Kai Savolainen (Prof.)

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AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
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€ 419 479
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Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Marita Halme (Ms.)
HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE
United Kingdom
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€ 233 558
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Merton Road, Redgrave Court
L20 7HS Bootle Merseyside
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Research Organisations
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Chris Marik (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
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€ 168 091
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Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
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Research Organisations
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Maria Gertruda Gerritsen-Ebben (Ms.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
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€ 393 560
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Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Gerhard Kasper (Prof.)
INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE UND UMWELTTECHNIK EV - IUTA
Germany
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€ 886 060
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Bliersheimer Strasse 60
47229 Duisburg
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Stefan Haep (Dr.)
DEUTSCHE GESETZLICHE UNFALLVERSICHERUNG
Germany
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€ 285 752
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Alte Heerstrasse 111
53757 Sankt Augustin
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Klaus Bürfent
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ET DE SECURITE POUR LA PREVENTION DES ACCIDENTS DU TRAVAIL ET DES MALADIES PROFESSIONNELLES ASSOCIATION
France
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€ 63 537
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Boulevard Richard Lenoir 65
75011 Paris
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Anne-Marie Chaffin (Ms.)
DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO
Denmark
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€ 252 173
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Lerso Parkalle 105
2100 Kobenhavn
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Lars Andrup (Mr.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
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€ 200 317
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Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
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Ann-Christine Andersson (Ms.)
GRIMM AEROSOL TECHNIK Gmbh & Co KG
Germany
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€ 834 412
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Dorfstrasse 9
83404 Ainring
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Hans Grimm (Dr.)
DEKATI OY
Finland
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€ 333 120
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Osuusmyllynkatu 13
33700 Tampere
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NANEUM LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 708 646
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Canterbury Road 18-20
CT5 4EY Whitstable
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Robert Muir (Dr.)
TSI GmbH
Germany
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€ 192 197
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Neukollner Strasse 4
52068 Aachen
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Hans-Georg Horn (Dr.)
DNV AS
Norway
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€ 181 468
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Veritasveien 1
1363 Hovik
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Stefan Marion (Dr.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER ARBEITSSCHUTZ UND ARBEITSMEDIZIN
Germany
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€ 265 553
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Friedrich Henkel Weg 1-25
44149 Dortmund
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Sabine Vondracek (Ms.)
TTY-SAATIO
Finland
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€ 453 216
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Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere
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Jörg Langwaldt (Dr.)
CENTRALNY INSTYTUT OCHRONY PRACY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
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€ 99 907
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Czerniakowska 16
00 701 Warszawa
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Elzbieta Jankowska (Dr.)
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
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€ 299 640
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Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
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Jorma Jokiniemi (Prof.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 511 600
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Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
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Niels Freese (Mr.)
BASF SE
Germany
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€ 106 250
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Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
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Stefan Engel (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
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€ 487 615
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
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ándrea Zeumann (Ms.)
BERUFSGENOSSENSCHAFT ROHSTOFFE UNDCHEMISCHE INDUSTRIE
Germany
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€ 224 278
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Kurfürsten-anlage 62
69115 Heidelberg
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Dirk Dahmann (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
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€ 82 378
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Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
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Susy Makari (Ms.)
EUROPEAN RISK & RESILIENCE INSTITUTE (EU-VRI) EWIV
Germany
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€ 139 500
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Fangelsbachstrasse 14
70178 Stuttgart
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Olivier Salvi (Mr.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
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€ 40 167
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Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
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Gerd Johansson (Prof.)