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Environment, Health and Safety Research

Environmental Effects of Engineered Nanoparticles

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorAnders Baun
InstitutionTechnical University of Denmark
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Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialEngineered Nanomaterials
Impact SectorEnvironment
Broad Research Categories Exposure
Risk Assessment
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Funding Information

Anticipated Total Funding$368,862.00
Annual Funding$122,954.00
Funding SourceTechnical University of Denmark
Funding Mechanism
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Start Year2007
Anticipated End Year2010


Develop robust, accurate and reliable methods for evaluation of effects of nanoparticles in aquatic organisms. Acute, chronic and genetic effects will be included in the method development; Study the links between physical-chemical properties of manufactured nanoparticles and the acute an chronic effects in aquatic organisms; Study the role of nanoparticles as carriers of contaminants in relation to ecotoxicity and bioaccumulation of xenobiotic organic compounds; Transfer the knowledge gained into procedures applicable for use in hazard identifications for developers and producers of products based on engineered nanoparticles.