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
20 September 2011
New NanoSustain ecotoxicity studies (luminescent bacteria test according to ISO 21338) show that nanocellulose (MFC / MicroFibrillated Cellulose) is not acutely toxic but that the behaviour of these nanomaterials (e.g. agglomeration) strongly depends on the characteristics of the test suspension.
06 September 2011
To assess the recyclability and sustainability of nanotechnology based products, NanoSustain partner VTT is currently studying, in cooperation with the University of Eastern Finland, the release of nanoparticles during melting (recycling) of nano-ZnO coated glass, and the behaviour of CNTs from epoxy-CNT composites during incineration as a final treament for safe disposal.
First results will be presented at the European Aerosol Conference in Manchester (UK), 4th-9th September 2011.
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16 August 2011
An exciting programme for our LCA Training Workshop on the 26th & 27th September 2011 at the University of Bremen has now been finalised and can be found here → . A list of participants can also be viewed in PDF format here →
Registration remains open until 9th September by contacting email@example.com