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FENOMENO–Fate and effect of wastewater-borne manufactured nanomaterials in aquatic ecosystems
Coordinator - Holger Schönherr
CESAM Responsible researcher - Isabel Lopes
Programme - FP7 ERA-NET, SIIN Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Execution dates - 2015-03-01 - 2018-02-28 (36 Months)
Funding Entity - European Commission, National funding by FCT (ref)
Funding for CESAM - 181752 €
Total Funding - 1112194 €
Proponent Institution - University of Siegen, Germany
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
Fraunhofer IME, Germany;
University of Innsbruck (UIBK), Austria;

FENOMENO is an integrative project aiming at an understanding of the impact of end-of-life manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) on the environment. Even though MNMs are mostly removed during wastewater treatment (WWT), the remaining MNM levels in the effluents are significant and MNMs may show an increased toxicity for aquatic organisms due to their modification during the WWT. With innovative analytical approaches we will study the fate and effect of wastewater-borne MNMs in an aquatic ecosystem, develop the basis for robust evaluation systems, anddesignanalytical sensor systems for quantitative nanoparticle detection using biochemical markers and Daphnia and fish as sensors. We will use cutting edge approaches to analyse and monitor the biological impact of TiO2 and Ag MNMs on different trophic levels within a relevant food chain (algae-Daphnia-fish) at different levels, from behavioural to biochemical, from laboratory to complementary field studies.

Members on this project
Amadeu Soares
Isabel M. Lopes
Coordinating Researcher in UA
Marta S. Monteiro
Susana Loureiro

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