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Life Cycle of Nanoparticle-based Products used in House Coating

Objective

NanoHOUSE intends to create a holistic and prospective view on the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) impacts of nanoproducts used in house building, namely paints and coatings. The latter are using relatively high amounts of Engineered NanoParticles (ENPs) such as nano-Ag and nano-TiO2 which will be investigated. A new Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) approach will be developed gathering two complementary aspects: Investigation of risks and opportunities during the product life cycle as well as Life Cycle Analysis (ISO 14040). LCT will collect information on EHS impacts throughout all life cycle stages of the nanoproducts, identifying the data gaps which will guide the research work. NanoHOUSE will generate reliable scientific information for the missing data and will develop appropriate methods to analyze the potential EHS impacts of nanoproducts. NanoHOUSE first task will be to quantify the actual sources of ENPs during the use and ageing of actual coatings (weathering, renovation, demolition and final disposal). The project will then characterize the environmental compartments significantly impacted by ENPs released from nanoproducts, measure ENPs concentrations and states in those compartments, and investigate their fate in order to increase the knowledge regarding exposure to ENPs with a view to reducing the risks. NanoHOUSE will study the environmental behaviour and the toxicological effects of actually released ENPs (“aged” ENPs) and compare them with pristine ENPs. Finally, NanoHOUSE will improve the solutions for end of life treatments regarding ENPs release in the environment. Main outcomes of the project will be a scientific risk evaluation of nanoproducts used in building, solutions to improve their competitive and sustainable development by decreasing their potential to release ENPs, and contributions to standard tests for their certification. The NanoHOUSE consortium involves 5 research/academic partners and 4 industrial manufacturers of which 1 SME.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-ENV-2009
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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 775 840
Administrative Contact
Stephanie Thollon (Ms.)

Participants (9)

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 500 180
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heidi Leutwyler (Ms.)
CONSORZIO VENEZIA RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 280 240
Address
Via Della Liberta 12
30175 Venezia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dario Bovo (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 304 800
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rabia Ozkan (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1
France
EU contribution
€ 173 400
Address
Avenue Centrale, Domaine Universitaire 621
38041 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leslie Hollett (Ms.)
Materis Paints Italia S.p.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 78 600
Address
Via Nino Bixio 47/49
20026 Novate Milanese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Mantovani (Ms.)
GFC Chimica s.r.l.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 168 000
Address
Via Marconi 73
44100 Ferrara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dario Cervellati (Dr.)
Akzo Nobel Coatings S.A.
France
EU contribution
€ 40 200
Address
Rue Jules Uhry 29
60160 Thiverny
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stéphane Dufour (Mr.)
PPG EUROPE BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Amsterdamseweg 14
1422AD Uithoorn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ferdinand Voskens (Mr.)
PPG AC France
France
EU contribution
€ 78 840
Address
Rue Henri Sainte Claire Deville 10
92565 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thierry Vandenkerckhove (Mr.)