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nanoGRAVUR : nanostructured materials – grouping for occupational health, consumer and environmental protection and risk mitigation

 

Nanotechnology offers numerous new applications in various areas of industry (e.g., in the chemical industry, electrical engineering, and medical engineering). The specific challenge lies in the optimal use of the potentials of these partially new technologies and, at the same time, in their responsible handling.

Scheme for the derivation of criteria catalogues (K) for different protected assets based on the risk-determining factors nanomaterial properties (N) release / exposure (Exp) and hazard (H and Eco).

Scheme for the derivation of criteria catalogues (K) for different protected assets based on the risk-determining factors nanomaterial properties (N) release / exposure (Exp) and hazard (H and Eco).

In view of the large variety of existing synthetic nanomaterials, some of which have been used for decades in conventional products and most of which, besides, are available in numerous modifications (different sizes, shapes, chemical composition, and surface functionalisation), the effort of analysing their behaviour and effects while observing specific regulatory requirements is tremendous. Regarding the variability of possible effects, it is, in addition, impossible, to assess the potential risk for each individual nanomaterial.

The current state of knowledge on the hazard of nanomaterials towards protected assets is so complex that the nanoGRAVUR project made it its central objective to develop different criteria catalogues for a grouping of nanomaterials according to the respective potentials for exposure, hazard and risk. The grouping approach, which so far has been used only in special cases (e.g. for fibres), can, among other things be used in areas such as occupational health and safety, product identification, and regulation, which presently still must rely on individual case studies.

 

Project Website (in German): www.iuta.de/nanogravur/


Grant Number: BMBF - 03XP0002
Duration: 01.05.2015 - 30.04.2018 (extented to 30.06.2018)

Project Lead

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Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology e.V. (IUTA), Duisburg (DE)
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) Logo German
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kuhlbusch, German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Dortmund (DE)

Project Partners

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Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology e.V. (IUTA), Duisburg (DE)
https://www.iuta.de/
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) Logo German
German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Dortmund (DE)
https://www.baua.de/EN/Home/Home_node.html
BASF Logo rot
BASF SE - Nanotechnology, Ludwigshafen (DE)
https://www.basf.com/global/en.html

Umweltbundesamt (UBA), Dessau-Roßlau (DE)
https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/en
German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) Logo German
German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Berlin (DE)
https://www.bfr.bund.de/en/home.html
IGF Logo Deutsch
Institute for the Research on Hazardous Substances (IGF), Bochum (DE)
https://www.igf-bgrci.de/igf
Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) Logo
Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) - Division Schmallenberg (IME), Schmallenberg (DE)
https://www.ime.fraunhofer.de/en.html
UFZ Logo German
Department Bioanalytical Ecotoxicology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig (DE)
https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=34241
IBE R&D Institute for Lung Health gGmbH Logo
IBE R&D Institute for Lung Health gGmbH, Münster (DE)
https://www.technologiefoerderung-muenster.de/unternehmen/ibe-rd-ggmbh
IFA DGUV Logo Deutsch
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (IFA), German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Sankt Augustin (DE)
https://www.dguv.de/ifa/index-2.jsp
University pf Muester (WWU) Logo
Biomedical Technology Center of the Medical Faculty Muenster, University of Muenster, Muenster (DE)
https://www.medizin.uni-muenster.de/en/faculty-of-medicine/welcome.html
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Institute of Process Engineering and Environmental Technology (IVU), TU Dresden (TUD), Dresden (DE)
https://tu-dresden.de/ing/maschinenwesen/ifvu/mvt?set_language=en#
HDI Gerling Logo
HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG, Hannover (DE)
https://www.hdi.global/int/en
Zoz GmbH Logo
Zoz GmbH, Wenden-Hünsborn (DE)
http://gmbh.zoz.de/?page_id=1072
GenRE Logo
General Reinsurance AG - GenRe, Köln (DE)
https://www.genre.com/?c=n

Publications

2018

  • Wiemann M., Sauer U.G., Vennemann A., Backer S., Keller J.G., Ma-Hock L., Wohlleben W., Landsiedel R. (2018). In Vitro and In Vivo Short-Term Pulmonary Toxicity of Differently Sized Colloidal Amorphous SiO(2). Nanomaterials (Basel), 8(3):
  • Hund-Rinke K., Schlich K., Kühnel D., Hellack B., Kaminski H., Nickel C. (2018). Grouping concept for metal and metal oxide nanomaterials with regard to their ecotoxicological effects on algae, daphnids and fish embryos. NanoImpact, 9 52-60.
 

2017

  • Gandon A., Werle K., Neubauer N., Wohlleben W. (2017). Surface reactivity measurements as required for grouping and read-across: An advanced FRAS protocol. J Phys: Conf Series, 838 012033.
  • Landsiedel R., Ma-Hock L., Wiench K., Wohlleben W., Sauer U.G. (2017). Safety assessment of nanomaterials using an advanced decision-making framework, the DF4nanoGrouping. J Nanopart Res, 19(5): 171.
   

All available final reports of the nanoGRAVUR consortium can be found on the pages of TIB Hannover  https://www.tib.eu/de/

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