REVIEW OF THE RISKS POSED TO DRINKING WATER BY MAN-MADE NANOPARTICLES

Project: Research project

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Description

REVIEW OF THE RISKS POSED TO DRINKING WATER BY MAN-MADE NANOPARTICLES REVIEW OF THE RISKS POSED TO DRINKING WATER BY MAN-MADE NANOPARTICLES This is a scope of work for Paul Westerhoff to be involved on the DEFRA funded project entitled REVIEW OF THE RISKS POSED TO DRINKING WATER BY MAN-MADE NANOPARTICLES for a fixed-sum amount of 5000. This includes the cost and time to travel to the UK for a workshop and to contribute expertise related to nanomaterials fate in water systems. Specifically, he will contribute expertise around the objectives in your funded project: Objective 1: Review the types of use of existing products containing man-made nanoparticles currently used in the UK and also report on possible trends including new uses. Objective 2: Identify those uses likely to result in man-made nanoparticles reaching water sources and obtain estimates of quantities used. Objective 3: Estimate possible concentrations of nanomaterials in raw waters based on knowledge of inputs, removal during transmission to water, dilution within the water body and fate and removal within the environment. Objective 4: Estimate likely concentrations in drinking water based on knowledge of particle removal in treatment. Objective 5: Compare estimates for exposure from finished drinking water with other estimates/data for human exposure through other routes. Objective 6: Identify major knowledge gaps and development of recommendations on how to fill these.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/098/31/10

Funding

  • OTHER: Foreign Government: $8,586.00

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