NANOMICEX

Mitigation of risk and control of exposure in nanotechnology based inks and pigments - NANOMICEX -

 Coordinatore "INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA" 

 Organization address city: Paterna
postcode: 46980

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Carmen
Cognome: Sánchez Reig
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 96 182 00 81

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Spain [ES]
 Totale costo 4˙800˙477 €
 EC contributo 3˙535˙290 €
 Programma FP7-NMP
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
 Code Call FP7-NMP-2011-SMALL-5
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-04-01   -   2015-03-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    "INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA"

 Organization address city: Paterna
postcode: 46980

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Carmen
Cognome: Sánchez Reig
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 96 182 00 81

ES (Paterna) coordinator 462˙123.60
2    HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN

 Organization address address: UNTER DEN LINDEN 6
city: BERLIN
postcode: 10099

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Renate
Cognome: Ubachs
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 30 2093 7245

DE (BERLIN) participant 517˙275.53
3    INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

 Organization address address: Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
city: EDINBURGH
postcode: EH14 4AP

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Susy
Cognome: Makari
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 131 449 8065
Fax: +44 131 449 8084

UK (EDINBURGH) participant 510˙536.00
4    HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: Riccarton
city: EDINBURGH
postcode: EH14 4AS

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Eva
Cognome: Olszewska-Day
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 131 4513073
Fax: +44 131 4513193

UK (EDINBURGH) participant 510˙141.60
5    YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: Agustos Yerlesimi Kayisdagi Cad. 26
city: Istanbul
postcode: 34755

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ozge
Cognome: Kaya Ayvat
Email: send email
Telefono: +90 216 578 0748
Fax: +90 216 578 0331

TR (Istanbul) participant 442˙158.80
6    ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

 Organization address address: CARRER DE LA INNOVACIO 2
city: TERRASSA
postcode: 8225

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Amro
Cognome: Satti
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 93 788 23 00

ES (TERRASSA) participant 326˙000.00
7    ARDEJE SARL

 Organization address address: RUE GEORGES AURIC 4
city: VALENCE
postcode: 26000

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Pascal
Cognome: Pierron
Email: send email
Telefono: 33475782660

FR (VALENCE) participant 168˙420.00
8    NANOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION AISBL

 Organization address address: AVENUE LOUISE 101
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1050

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Steffi
Cognome: Friedrichs
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2300 5933
Fax: +32 2300 5938

BE (BRUXELLES) participant 160˙350.00
9    TEC STAR SRL

 Organization address address: VIALE EUROPA 40
city: CAMPOGALLIANO MO
postcode: 41011

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alberto
Cognome: Borghi
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 059 526845
Fax: +39 059 527000

IT (CAMPOGALLIANO MO) participant 132˙720.00
10    TORRECID SA

 Organization address address: PARTIDA TORRETA
city: ALCORA CASTELLON
postcode: 12110

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Francisco
Cognome: Sanmiguel
Email: send email
Telefono: 34964360900
Fax: +34 964360792

ES (ALCORA CASTELLON) participant 127˙500.00
11    PLASMACHEM PRODUKTIONS- UND HANDEL GMBH

 Organization address address: RUDOWER CHAUSSEE 29
city: BERLIN
postcode: 12489

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alexey
Cognome: Kalachev
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 30 63926313

DE (BERLIN) participant 126˙400.00
12    PINTURAS MONTO SA

 Organization address address: CARRETERA DE LA BASE MILITAR SN
city: MARINES VALENCIA
postcode: 46163

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Daniel
Cognome: Martín Sánchez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34961648339

ES (MARINES VALENCIA) participant 45˙900.00
13    UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

 Organization address address: CAMPO UNIVERSITARIO DE SANTIAGO
city: AVEIRO
postcode: 3810-193

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Fernando
Cognome: Ferreira Batista
Email: send email
Telefono: 351234000000

PT (AVEIRO) participant 5˙764.48

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The main aim of NANOMICEX project is to reduce the potential risk upon workers’ exposure to the engineered nanoparticles employed in the operative conditions of the inks and pigments industry, by addressing at the health and environmental consequences associated with the inclusion of nanoadditives within all stages of nanotechnology based products (production, use and disposal). To achieve it, new surface modifiers will be designed and developed to obtain less hazardous and more stable nanoparticles. The proposed work will focus on a selected set of nanoparticles relevant to the ink and pigment sector. Full characterisation will be carried out, followed by an exposure measurement in order to characterise and quantify any potential particle release in the production and processing activities. A comprehensive hazard assessment will allow the evaluation of effects on human and environmental models with comparisons between simple and modified nanoparticles carried out. Results from the assessment studies will be used to compile a risk assessment of the use of nanoparticles in the ink and pigment industry, and comparisons will be made with surface-modified nanoparticles. An evaluation of the effectiveness of risk management measures will be undertaken in order to select and design practical and cost effective strategies, which will be easy to implement in the real operative conditions. As part of this assessment, we will conduct a life cycle assessment, by evaluating their impacts during the whole process of manufacture, use and disposal of these products. The project results will involve industrial partners, providing an integrated strategy to mitigate the risk of workers dealing with nanoparticles, considering all relevant worker exposure scenarios. Furthermore, NANOMICEX will provide industrial stakeholders and the general public with appropriate knowledge on the risks of nanoparticles and nanoproducts, establishing synergies with the EU nanosafety infrastructure.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) have found a myriad of uses, particularly in the pigment, ink and paint industry. However, there are concerns about the hazards of producing and using ENPs and the potentially detrimental effects on the environment and our health.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

ENP safety and risk profiling is complicated as the physicochemical and biological properties are vastly different from their bulk counterparts. ENPs commonly employed in the pigment, ink and paint industry include aluminium oxide (Al2O3), iron oxide (Fe3O4), zinc oxide (ZnO), titanium dioxide (TiO2), silver (Ag), quantum dots (QDs) and mixed metal oxides such as cobalt aluminate (CoAl2O4). The EU-funded project 'Mitigation of risk and control of exposure in nanotechnology based inks and pigments' (http://www.nanomicex.eu (NANOMICEX)) was initiated to improve safety and minimise the risks associated with the production and handling of such ENPs.

During the first 18 months of the project ENPs including ZnO, CoAl2O4 and TiO2 were selected for testing and industrial samples were prepared. Their physicochemical properties were characterised before and after surface functionalisation, which was achieved using ligands such as carbohydrates and oligonucleotides. Surface-modified NPs showed lower toxicity than the unmodified samples. However, more studies need to be undertaken to ensure that they retain desirable properties for intended applications in paint and ink formulations.

Project partners' facilities were used to collect data for exposure assessment and measurements. Comprehensive literature reviews helped gather information on the biological, environmental and dermal effects of selected ENPs. Results reveal that NPs such as ZnO, QDs and Ag are likely to be more toxic to both humans and the environment. Researchers defined the requirements for life-cycle analysis, risk characterisation and analysis of cost effectiveness for industrial-scale application of such risk mitigation measures.

An aerosol construction chamber was constructed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of protective equipment such as respirators, filters and protective clothing. Testing revealed a protective efficiency of over 95 %.

The pigment industry currently employs over 10 000 people and sales generate revenue in billions of euros. NANOMICEX will help promote sustainable and safe growth in the paint, printing ink, and pigment industry, generate new jobs and open up more market options. This will significantly improve European competitiveness in these sectors while reducing the health care burden arising from potentially hazardous exposure to ENPs.

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