Nanoenabled strategies to reduce the presence of contaminants of emerging concern in aquatic environment



Research Project: 2021-06-01 - 2024-06-30
Total sum awarded: €1 220 973

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 atreducing antibiotic pollution and spread of AMR bacteria in the entire water cycle through a platform of novel antibiotic-free antimicrobialproducts. AMROCE will develop antimicrobial/antibiofilm fish cage nets and wastewater filtration membranes through polymer bulkand surface nano-engineering. Marine-derived antimicrobial agents and antibiofilm enzymes will be nano-formulated as alternativeto antibiotics for fish and animal feed supplement. Human and environmental nanosafety during the manufacturing and use of thenovel nanotechnology-embedded products will be continuously evaluated to anticipate nanosafety issues.

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  • Tzanko Tzanov, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain (Coordinator)
  • Tommi Vuorinen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland (Partner)
  • Konstantinos Komnitsas, Technical University Crete, Greece (Partner)
  • Aharon Gedanken, Bar-Ilan University, Israel (Partner)
  • Paride Mantecca, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy (Partner)
  • Massimo Perucca, Project sas, Italy (Partner)
  • Rasa Slizyte, SINTEF - Applied research, technology and innovation, Norway (Partner)
  • Maciej Szwast, Polymemtech, Poland (Partner)