Nanotechnology Project

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Environment, Health and Safety Research

Current and Predicted Environmental Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials.

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorAlastair Boxall
InstitutionCentral Science Laboratory UK
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Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialEngineered Nanomaterials
Impact SectorCross-cutting
Broad Research Categories Exposure
Generation, Dispersion, Transformation etc.
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Funding Information

Anticipated Total Funding$100,823.00
Annual Funding$100,823.00
Funding SourceUK Defra
Funding Mechanism
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Start Year2005
Anticipated End Year2006


  1. To identify current nanomaterials produced in the UK and their actual and predicted usage volumes, 2. To identify new developments in the field of nanomaterials and to assess the potential for environmental contamination arising from these, 3. To assess the likely fate and behaviour of nanoparticles in the environment, 4. To determine the potential for exposure at all stages of nanomaterial production, use, disposal and recycling, 5. To quantify current and potential concentrations of nanomaterials in the environment and assess the value of current models for predicting exposure, 6. To identify work ongoing elsewhere of relevance to the study, 7. To recommend future research requirement