EC-funded NanoSustain publishes four nanotechnology case studies

(Nanowerk News) NanoSustain, a 2.5 million NMP small collaborative project (2010-2013) funded by the European Union under FP7, has published a fact sheet and four case studies addressing these issues.
  • How do nanotechnology-based products impact human health and the environment?
  • Can they be recycled?
  • Can they be safely disposed of?
  • How can you find out?
  • To answer these questions, the EC-funded NanoSustain project has been developing new sustainable solutions through an investigation of the life-cycle of nanotechnology-based products, in particular the physical and chemical characteristics of materials, hazard and exposure aspects, and end-of-life disposal or recycling to determine the fate and impact of nanomaterials.
    A NanoSustain Factsheet is now available together with four Case Studies which provide the following information:
    A summary of the different materials and products tested within NanoSustain:
  • Case Study #1: Titanium dioxide for paints
  • Case Study #2: Zinc oxide for glazing products
  • Case Study #3: Carbon nanotubes epoxy resins for plastics - for structural or electrical/antistatic applications
  • Case Study #4: Nanocellulose for advanced paper applications
  • Information about the individual experimental approaches
    Descriptions of the different techniques developed
    How these techniques have been successfully applied in physical-chemical characterisation; life-cycle analysis; final disposal; recycling
    Source: NanoSustain
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