Forging sustainability

TrophicENPs - Bioavailability and trophic transfer of metal-based engineered nanoparticles in terrestrial foodchains
Coordinator - Maria Eduarda Pereira
Programme - PTDC/AGR-PRO/4091/2012
Execution dates - 2013-06-01 - 2015-05-31 (24 Months)
Funding Entity - FCT
Funding for CESAM - 98504 €
Total Funding - 185000 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
Participating Institutions
Instituto Superior de Agronomia - Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
Instituto Politécnico de Beja

The overall aim of this project is to assess soil-solution and soil-plant transfer of metal-based ENPs (TiO2, ZnO, silver and gold ENPs) for selected crops. Also, empirical models that can be used in the assessment of trophic transfer of ENPs and in the estimation of potential risks to animal and human health will be derived and validated for different soil conditions. This project is also focused on the training of researchers in advanced analytical techniques that allow an efficient  characterization of ENPs in the various matrices.

Members on this project

Maria Eduarda Pereira
Principal Researcher

CESAM Funding: