NANOFASE

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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.

LEITAT’s role in the project:

  • Leader of WP4 on Identification and quantification of ENM releases from nano-enabled products
  • WP1: Report on the pathway analysis
  • WP4: Release estimations during ENMs and nano-enabled products value chain

Number of Contract: H2020/646002

Coordinator: NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

Email LEITAT manager in charge: Raquel de Sousa

Web: www.nanofase.eu

Starts: 1st of September 2015

Duration: 48 months

Partners

APPLIED NANOPARTICLES SL Spain
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM United Kingdom
LEITAT Technological Center Spain
EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG
UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE UND UMWELTTECHNIK EV Germany
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET Sweden
UNIVERSITAT WIEN Austria
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY The Netherlands
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD United Kingdom
EUROPEAN VIRTUAL INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATED RISK MANAGEMENT Germany
PINTURAS HEMPEL Spain
PROMETHEAN PARTICLES United Kingdom
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V LIBERCI Czech Republic
FCC CONSTRUCCION SA  Spain
PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO AMEPOX SP ZOO  Poland
INOTEX SPOL SRO  Czech Republic
APPLIED NANOPARTICLES SL Spain
EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT  Switzerland
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS  France
ETSS, GOTTSCHALK & CO. KOLLEKTIVGESELLSCHAFT  Switzerland
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO  The Netherlands
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEIDEN MILIEU NATIONAL INSTITUTEFOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENTEN  The Netherlands
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE  Switzerland
MALVERN INSTRUMENTS LTD  United Kingdom
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH  United Kingdom
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI  Slovenia
STICHTING VU-VUMC  The Netherlands
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO  Portugal
STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK  The Netherlands
UNIVERSITA CA’ FOSCARI VENEZIA  Italy
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS LTD  Bulgaria
INSTITUT SYMLOG  France
GBP CONSULTING LTD  United Kingdom

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