Contaminant of emerging concern (CECs) such as antibiotics, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria in water bodiesassociated to intensive fish and inland animal farming, represent a great threat to the environment and human health.
AMROCE aims at reducing antibiotic pollution and spread of AMR bacteria in the entire water cycle through a platform of novel antibiotic-free antimicrobial products. AMROCE will develop antimicrobial/antibiofilm fish cage nets and wastewater filtration membranes through polymer bulk and surface nano-engineering. Marine-derived antimicrobial agents and antibiofilm enzymes will be nano-formulated as alternative to antibiotics for fish and animal feed supplement. Human and environmental nanosafety during the manufacturing and use of the novel nanotechnology-embedded products will be continuously evaluated to anticipate nanosafety issues.
- Tzanko Tzanov, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain (Coordinator)
- Tommi Vuorinen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland
- Konstantinos Komnitsas, Technical University Crete, Greece
- Aharon Gedanken, BIU-Faculty of Exact Science, Israel
- Paride Mantecca,University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Massimo Perucca, Project sas, Italy
- Rasa Slizyte, SINTEF, Norway
- Maciej Szwast, Polymemtech, Poland