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"NanoRem in a nutshell"

NanoRem is a research project, funded through the European Commission’s Framework 7 research programme. The NanoRem project focused on facilitating practical, safe, economic and exploitable nanotechnology for in situ remediation of soil and groundwater. This was undertaken in parallel with developing a comprehensive understanding of the environmental risk-benefit for the use of NPs, market demand, overall sustainability, and stakeholder perceptions. The project was designed to unlock the potential of nanoremediation processes from laboratory scale to end user applications and to support both the appropriate use of nanotechnology in restoring land and water resources and the development of the knowledge based economy at a world leading level for the benefit of a wide range of users in the EU environmental sector.
The NanoRem consortium is multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral and transnational. It consists of 29 partners from 13 countries organised in 11 work packages. The consortium includes 19 of the leading nanoremediation research groups in the EU, 9 industry and service providers (7 SMEs) and one organisation with policy and regulatory interest. The consortium is co-ordinated by the VEGAS team (Research Facility for Subsurface Remediation) from the University of Stuttgart in Germany. NanoRem project goals and main results
The overall aim of the NanoRem project was to demonstrate that the application of NPs is a practical and reliable method for the treatment of contaminated soil and groundwater. NanoRem provided a direct link between SME (small and medium sized enterprises) on the production side and SME on the application side of groundwater remediation using NPs. Six project goals were identified at the project outset. These are listed below along with brief text describing how these goals were met.

Detailed information will be available latest from January 2017 onwards at Amongst others, twelve NanoRem-Bulletins will be offered for download.

(1) Nanotechnology for Contaminated Land Remediation - Possibilities and Future Trends Resulting from the NanoRem Project
(2) Appropriate Use of Nanoremediation
(3) Generalised Guideline for Application of Nanoremediation
(4) A Guide to Nanoparticles for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites
(5) Development and Application of Methods for Monitoring Nanoparticles in Remediation
(6) Forecasting Nanoparticle Transport for Soil Remediation
(7)-(12) NanoRem Pilot Site-Bulletins