CESAM researcher appointed as national representative of the COST action "The transfer of engineered nanomaterials from wastewater treatment & stormwater to rivers"
Published in 1/8/2013
Susana Loureiro, researcher of CESAM and DBio, was appointed as national representative of the ENTER - Engineered Nanomaterials from wastewater treatment & stormwater to rivers - COST action.
This Cost Action (2013/17) aims the clarification of the following issues: (i) which and (ii) what amounts of Engineered NanoMaterials (ENMs) are released to rivers, (iii) how persistent are they and (iv) to what extent do they cause in situ toxicity? The reasons for these knowledge gaps are a lack of suitable analytical methods, insufficient databases on usage and release, and the absence of comprehensive monitoring networks.
ENTER will help to advance scientific knowledge on release and fate of ENMs in the urban water cycle and to communicate expert knowledge in an appropriate manner to the non-scientific community.
More details about this COST action: http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/essem/Actions/ES1205