NanoMONITOR 1st stakeholders’ day

Valencia

Development of a real-time information and monitoring system to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials under REACH

4 April, 2017 

ADEIT – University-Enterprise Foundation of the University of Valencia

Valencia, Spain

 

Workshop purpose

This workshop is a forum for nanotechnology researchers, industry, and regulators to present and discuss the use of measured data on the concentration of engineered nanomaterials to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials and the implementation of safe exposure scenarios, guaranteeing a high level of protection of the human health and the environment.

The workshop program focusses on the main progress and outcomes of the NanoMONITOR project, which provides scientific based solutions to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials on a regulatory basis, including critical issues such as environmental, occupational and consumer exposure to ENMs, environmental release and fate in the life cycle and product value chains, and human health impacts of ENMs.

The overall aim of the project is to the develop a prototype system to generate robust, accessible, comparable and interoperable environmental and indoor air monitoring data to support the implementation of REACH regulation. A new solution to support data processing, and the monitoring and sampling  of the concentration of ENMs in indoor workplaces and urban areas is being developed.

A first prototype monitoring station combining remote sensing devices, filtering elements and data transmissions elements have been designed and developed. This prototype processes and sends the station’s data to our NanoMONITOR data acquisition software and visualization platform, being available for free download. This first prototype, as well as the main outcomes of the project concerning the concentration of ENMs on workplaces and urban areas will be presented.

The Workshop topics include:

  • Workplace and environmental exposure to ENMs
  • Data acquisition and data sharing technologies
  • Air Quality monitoring
  • Impact of nanotechnologies on human health and the environment
  • Risk Governance of nanotechnologies

Target audience

The 1st  edition of NanoMonitor stakeholders’ day is specially designed for personnel from research and academic institutions. It is also ideal for workers and professional users who are interested in learning more about current technologies to measure the concentration of ENMs in indoor workplaces and urban environments, existing tools to gather information on the concentration of ENMs in workplaces, as well as recommended approaches to assist companies on the evaluation of the exposure to ENMs on a regulatory basis.

Target Audience and Stakeholders are:

  • Health and safety advisors
  • Occupational hygienists
  • Workers and professional users who use ENMs as such, in mixtures or incorporated into articles in research or production processes
  • Researchers
  • Experts from industry associations and other stakeholder organizations informing companies about the requirements for the safe handling and use of ENMs on a regulatory basis, especially for risk control purposes
  • Experts from standardization (i.e. ISO committees) and/or regulatory bodies (i.e. ECHA).

Benefits from participating

This workshop is for expert in air quality, occupational hygienists, as well as workers and professional users who are interested in learning more about current technologies to measure the concentration of ENMs in indoor workplaces and urban environments, existing tools to gather information on the concentration of ENMs in workplaces, as well as recommended approaches to assist companies on the evaluation of the exposure to ENMs on a regulatory basis.

This workshop will promote the proper use of ENMs and the uptake of nanotechnology by the industry by providing attendees with up to date information to support risk assessment.

Moreover, attendees will have access in the winter 2017 to a satellite station developed under the scope of the project. Attendees will be invited to use the satellite station and validate its operability and functions.

Workshop Agenda

You can download here the Preliminary Agenda.

Workshop Flyer

You can download here the Workshop Flyer.

Registration 

The Workshop is free of registration fees and open to the public. To register please fill in the Registration Form.

A coffee break and a light lunch will be available for participants during the workshop. Travel, accommodation and other food expenses are to be covered by each participant.

Deadlines

Registration Deadline: 31 March 2017

Due to the capacity limitations of the venue, the maximum number of attendees to be accepted is limited to 70. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Venue

The 1st edition of the NanoMONITOR Stakeholders’ Day will take place in Valencia, Spain. The workshop will be held at the University-Enterprise Foundation of the University of Valencia, located in the centre of the city.

Contacts

Carlos Fito (Packaging, Transport and Logistics Research Center)

Email: cfito@itene.com

Tel.: +34 647 521 544