Welcome to the NanoSustain website. The ultimate goal of NanoSustain is to explore, examine and develop new solutions for the sustainable design, use, re-use, recycling and final treatment and/or disposal of specific nanomaterials and associated products. This will be based on a comprehensive hazard characterization and impact assessment of selected environmentally and economically relevant materials products.
Latest Project News
21 September 2012
The Research Centre for Microsystems and Nanotechnology (RCMN) of the Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, successfully organized the NanoSustain Autumn School on 'New Methods for Nanoparticle characterization' on the 17–18 September 2012. About 20 young reseachers attended this training event and experienced a lively discussion and exchange of ideas and information with key experts from the NanoSustain and NanoValid project.
25 January 2012
NanoSustain partners, Valentinas Snitka and Denys Naumenko from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) visited fellow project partners, VTT Technical Research Centre, in Finland on 19th January 2012. During the visit KTU gave a presentation on Surface Chemistry Mapping with Tip-Enhanced Raman Microscopy. They discussed common interests and analysis needs in regard to the NanoSustain project. They also paid a visit to the laboratories of the Recycling and Materials Utilisation team and the Fine Particle team.
In the photo there are from left to right: Valentinas Snitka (KTU), Ulrika Backman (VTT), John Bacher (VTT), Margareta Wahlström (VTT), Suvi Aalto (VTT) and Denys Naumenko (KTU).
24 October 2011
WP4 leaders, Michael Steinfeldt and Arnim Gleichh, organised a very successful training workshop on Life Cycle Assessment of Nanomaterials on 26th & 27th September at the University of Bremen. The aim of the workshop was to provide an overview of current methods, present results, and discuss the remaining uncertainties and data gaps remain. Presentations from participants were followed by fruitful and lively discussions; this interaction will be maintained through continuing interaction within the group.