Environmentally Sustainable Use of Manufactured Nanomaterials

Workshop organized by the OECD WPMN Project on Environmentally Sustainable Use of Manufactured Nanomaterials (SG9), hosted in cooperation with ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development.
Quando 14/09/2011
dalle 08:30 alle 12:30
Dove Roma (Italy)
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The workshop is planned to become a public and international event dealing with issues from the field of life-cycle aspects of manufactured nanomaterials, potential positive and negative impact on the environment and health of certain nano-enabled applications at different stages of development according to the scope of the WPMN Steering Group 9 (SG9) on Environmentally Sustainable Use of Manufactured Nanomaterials.

The topics will be covered by short presentations of internationally recognized experts coming from governments, industries and the scientific community as outlined in the preliminary program enclosed. The presentations will be supplemented by plenary discussions and breakout sessions (on invitation only). The discussions are planned in such a way that an extensive exchange of opinion will be possible.

The major goal of the event is to come up with stimulating contributions, which will contribute to the international consensus building on the above-mentioned issues.

This workshop aims at bringing together the members of the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN), especially those participating in SG9, as well as representatives from national governments, European Community, institutes working on life-cycle assessments, industry and the broader scientific community.

Agenda

ENEA Manufactured Nanomaterials (brochure)

Carbon and Titania based nanostructures

Laser synthesis from ceramic nanocomposites to nanofluids

Laser-induced synthesis of polimeric nanocomposites

Nanofabrication technologies

Nanomaterials for Fuel Cells

Nanostructured ferrites for energy applications

VIDEO

The OECD working party on manufactured nanomaterials released in September 2012 a pamphlet/brochure about the achievement of the first six years of work. An important statement is that "the OECD and its member countries have come to the conclusion that  the approaches for the testing and assessment of tradiional chemicals are in general appropriate for assessing the safety of nanomaterials, but may have to be adapted to the specificities of nanomaterials".

SIX YEARS OF OECD WORK ON THE SAFETY OF MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS: Achievements and Future Opportunities (Sept. 2012)
NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR GREEN INNOVATION, OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers, No. 5, 2013