PROJECTE Transferencia de nanomateriales de carbono en el medio ambiente acuático (ERA-NET_NanoTransfer)

ENTITAT FINANÇADORA

Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO); Código: PCIN-2015-182-C02-02

DURADA

2015-2018

COORDINADOR

Esteban Abad (IDAEA-CSIC)

INVESTIGADOR PRINCIPAL

Dr. Sergi Sabater (ICRA)

INVESTIGADORS

Dr. Vicenç Acuña, Dr. Sara Rodríguez, Dr. Anna Freixa, Dr. Lucía Moreira, Dr. Carme Font, Dr. Julio López.

IMPORT ICRA

90.000,00 €

Description

Carbon based manufactured nanomaterials (C-MNMs) are promising materials in nanotechnology. Although both fullerenes and carbon nanotubes have been detected in aquatic organisms, there is a lack of data on their bioaccumulation, potential chronic effects, transfer in the food chain, and distribution within organisms. Most effect studies performed till now dealt with waterborne exposure of single species for short time periods at high concentrations. NANO-Transfer aims at filling the knowledge gaps and will perform long-term experiments under environmentally relevant conditions using exposure via different paths in order to assess the effects of both unaltered and aged C-MNMs to biota and their interrelations in micro- and mesocosm systems. The distribution, bioaccumulation, and biomagnification of C-MNMs in these complex systems will be investigated. Moreover, Trojan horse effects will be studied to evaluate whether C-MNMs can be safely used in green applications.

 

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