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FP7-NMP-ENV-2009Project Number: 247899

“Toxicological impact of nanomaterials derived from processing, weathering and recycling from polymer nanocomposites used in various industrial applications”



“Toxicological impact of nanomaterials derived from processing, weathering and recycling from polymer nanocomposites used in various industrial applications”

Main Objectives

The main objective of NANOPOLYTOX is the monitoring of the life cycle of three families of nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, nanoclays and metal oxide nanoparticles) when embedded in selected polymeric hosts. The project will include monitoring of the chemical and physical properties of the nanomaterials and their toxicity from the synthesis, processing, aging, and recycling to their disposal, covering their migration and/or release during their life cycle. The theoretical analysis of the data obtained during the project will lead to the development of predictive models to assess the biological and environmental fate of the studied nanomaterials. Moreover, the overall human health and environmental impact will be assessed by LCΙA analysis, specifically designed for nanomaterials.


Start date: May 1st, 2010, End date: April 30th, 2013

The research leading to these results has received funding from European Community´s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007 – 2013) under Grant Agreement n. 247899.