Research Facility for Subsurface Remediation (VEGAS)

NanoRem - Taking Nanotechnological Remediation Processes from Lab Scale to End User Applications for the Restoration of a Clean Environment

Duration: 2013-02-01 to 2017-01-31
Department: VEGAS



NanoRem (Taking Nanotechnological Remediation Processes from Lab Scale to End User Applications for the Restoration of a Clean Environment) is a research project, funded through the European Commission FP7.  It focuses on facilitating practical, safe, economic and exploitable nanotechnology for in situ remediation. This is being undertaken in parallel with developing a comprehensive understanding of the environmental risk-benefit for the use of nanoparticles (NPs), market demand, overall sustainability, and stakeholder perceptions.

The project is designed to unlock the potential of nanoremediation processes from laboratory scale to end user applications and so 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.

Project manager

Koschitzky, Hans-Peter

Research assistants

Gens, Alexandra
Klaas, Norbert
Miyajima, Kumiko
Herrmann, Christine
Roos, Joachim
Wiener, Anke
Menadier Stavelot, Maurice Andre


2013-02-01to 2017-01-31


"Seventh Framework Programme Theme 4: Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies - NMPNanotechnology solutions for in-situ soil and groundwater remediation NMP.2012.1.2-1"

Cooperation partners

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Solvay (Schweiz) AG, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Fundació CTM Centre Tecnològic, Universitaet Wien, University of Manchester, Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy research (NIBIO), Technical University of Liberec, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aquatest, Palacký University in Olomouc, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Politecnico di Torino, Geoplano Consultores, S.A., Technical University of Denmark, Stichting Deltares, r3 Environmental Technology Limited, LQM, Land Quality Management Ltd., Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments (CL:AIRE), Nano Iron, s.r.o., Golder Associates GmbH, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, UVR-FIA GmbH, ScIDre Scientific Instruments Dresden GmbH, Universitaet Duisburg-Essen

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