|Coordinatore||"L'UREDERRA, FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO Y SOCIAL"
city: LOS ARCOS
|Nazionalità Coordinatore||Spain [ES]|
|Totale costo||378˙100 €|
|EC contributo||378˙100 €|
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
|Anno di inizio||2012|
|Periodo (anno-mese-giorno)||2012-05-01 - 2016-04-30|
"L'UREDERRA, FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO Y SOCIAL"
city: LOS ARCOS
|ES (LOS ARCOS)||coordinator||79˙800.00|
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG
address: AMMERLAENDER HEERSTRASSE 114-118
UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
address: DORSODURO 3246
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA VO ZVOLENE
address: T. G. Masaryka 24
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'The proposed research project brings together European universities and research centres from Spain, Italy and Germany and three participant institutions from Russian Federation and Ukraine. It builds on existing international projects under the Seventh Framework programme and will enhance the already active collaboration in the field of environmental protection. The main aim of the proposal is to create conditions for mutual research among similarly orientated European research institutions and overcome existing gap between research institution and wood processing industry. The main objectives are: supporting and improving human and research potential, expanding research cooperation in European research area, spreading the output of the research on the both European and international level. Some of the project outputs are exchanging know-how with experienced research entities in Europe, Russia and Ukraine organizing conferences, creating strategic research plan for forest products based sector, improving tools for research results dissemination and online service for forest based industry sector. Increasing production of wood processing industry within Europe, with limited resources of renewable wood raw material, creates needs for more efficient, effective and knowledge based utilization of this raw material. The project consists of the following workpackage Preparation, characterization of nanomaterials from natural and synthetic ionits for adsorption of industrial toxicants; Preparation, characterization and application of combined adsorbents on the base of carbon nanomaterials; Application of nanosorbents for wastewaters and air purification and utilization in nanocomposite materials; Development of a sensor of industrial toxicants and biomedical devices on the base of nanomaterials; Risk and impact assessment related to production and application of nanomaterials in the wood industry as well as Project coordination.'
Much as sponges soak up water and remove it from a surface, industrial sorbents collect molecules in fluids or gases. EU-funded scientists are developing carbon-based nanosorbents from vegetative waste for improved removal of industrial contaminants.
Sorbents are used to recover everything from oil in spills, urine in a baby's diaper and toxins in the gastrointestinal tract. Innovative research funded by the EU is developing nano-structured sorbents from vegetative waste to benefit both the wood processing industry and the environment.
The project 'Ecological application of nanosorbents on the base of natural and synthetic ionites and carbons' (ECONANOSORB) is a collaborative training and exchange effort. Four western European countries and three institutions from the Russian Federation and Ukraine are partners.
Research focuses on development and characterisation of improved nanosorbents of industrial contaminants. The sorbents themselves are natural and synthetic ionites (ion exchange materials) and carbon-based materials from vegetative waste. Investigators are decreasing sorbent size and adding nanoparticles to improve performance.
During the first project period, the team prepared and studied nanomaterials and their properties related to adsorption and desorption of industrial contaminants and heavy metals. Researchers have optimised protocols for preparation of the materials and evaluated their dispersion in aqueous and non-aqueous solvents.
They assessed the effects of treating the sorbents with acidic and basic solutions with very promising preliminary results. No study of nanotechnology would be complete without a careful assessment of nanoparticle environmental and health risks. Scientists have thus begun analyses evaluating the impact of the wood-based products.
Sorbents are critical components of wastewater and air purification systems, sensors and biomedical devices. ECONANOSORB outcomes could reach a large market with important impact on the competitiveness of the wood processing industry and the sustainability of several others.