The three main issues NanoFATE addressed
Three main research components in NanoFATE
Particle Chemistry and Fate
This component was centred on the development of production of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) and the use of advanced analytical
Component Leader: Alison Crossley, UOXF.DJ.
Ecotoxicology and Bioavailability
This component focused on assessing the ecotoxicity of selected ENPs including toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic aspects. It comprised research within WP3, WP4 and WP5.
Risk Assessment and Communication
This component focused on hazards characterisation risk assessment, life cycle assessment and risk communication of ENPs. It included work within WP6 and WP7.
Component Leader: Andrew Johnson, NERC
What NanoFATE did
Considered specific products or groups of products containing engineered nanoparticles.
Generated data on the possible human health and/or environmental impacts derived from the use, re-use, recycling and/or final treatment and disposal of nanotechnology-based products.
Focused on after-production stages and address the following issues for each product or group of products considered: hazard characterisation (toxicology and ecotoxicology), exposure, environmental and biological fate, transport, transformation, and destiny of nanoparticles.
Explored laboratory-scale technological solutions for recycling and final treatment that present clear advantages compared to the state-of-the-art.