Welcome to the NanoSustain website. The ultimate goal of NanoSustain is to explore, examine and develop new solutions for the sustainable design, use, re-use, recycling and final treatment and/or disposal of specific nanomaterials and associated products. This will be based on a comprehensive hazard characterization and impact assessment of selected environmentally and economically relevant materials products.

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The NanoSustain consortium will have its 6th (and penultimate) regular project meeting on 8-9 November 2012 in Frankfurt/Germany. This meeting will be very crucial as most analytical, experimental and test results have been generated and will be intensively discussed.


The Research Centre for Microsystems and Nanotechnology (RCMN) of the Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, successfully organized the NanoSustain Autumn School on 'New Methods for Nanoparticle characterization' on the 17–18 September 2012. About 20 young reseachers attended this training event and experienced a lively discussion and exchange of ideas and information with key experts from the NanoSustain and NanoValid project.


NanoSustain partners, Valentinas Snitka and Denys Naumenko from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) visited fellow project partners, VTT Technical Research Centre, in Finland on 19th January 2012. During the visit KTU gave a presentation on Surface Chemistry Mapping with Tip-Enhanced Raman Microscopy. They discussed common interests and analysis needs in regard to the NanoSustain project. They also paid a visit to the laboratories of the Recycling and Materials Utilisation team and the Fine Particle team.

In the photo there are from left to right: Valentinas Snitka (KTU), Ulrika Backman (VTT), John Bacher (VTT), Margareta Wahlström (VTT), Suvi Aalto (VTT) and Denys Naumenko (KTU).

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 247989.

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