About project

Development of reference methods for hazard identification, risk assessment and LCA of engineered nanomaterials - NanoValid (www.nanovalid.eu)

Project coordinated by NordMijlo AB Sweden, Rudolf Reuther

Grant Agreement No.: 263147 (2011-2015)
Effective Date: 2011-11-01
Project responsible from IMT Bucharest - Dr. Mihaela Kusko


The NanoValid consortium consists of 29 partners and 2 cooperating partners from 19 countries.

Project presentation

The proposed project will mobilize the critical mass of international scientific knowledge and technical expertise required to address these questions. Current analytical and toxicity test methods and models will be put to test and subjected to rigorous intercalibration and validation. Where necessary, methods and test materials will be modified, adapted and validated, and new reliable reference methods developed, in cooperation with international standardisation bodies and the concerned industry, to support both pre and co-normative activities and to make the applicability of existing RA and LCA schemes to ENPs more reliable. The feasibility of validated measurement, characterization and test methods will be assessed by selected case studies to help the significant improvement of the performance of existing exposure monitoring systems as well as the development of new risk management and reduction strategies.