Activities and Results

SIRENA Life Project is structured into Preparatory Actions (materials manufacturing, methodologies evaluation and pilot experience) and Implementation Actions that include the effective assessment of ENMs release from nanocomposites by two different approaches (nanocomposites drilling and nanocomposites crashing) and Best Practice Manuals development upon results achieved. Apart from those, significant efforts are devoted to Project Monitoring, Project Dissemination and Project Management. All these actions are actively supported by a Technological Surveillance (TSS) action that monitors, captures and critically evaluates new information being made available on relevant internet based sources of information.

Activities and Results

Expected Results

Expected results from SIRENA have been hereby listed:

  • A searchable database including outcomes from the technological surveillance system.
  • A state of the art report in relation to the methods to simulate the release of nanomaterials from consumer products in different life cycle stages.
  • Evaluation of exposure scenarios of applications selected for testing.
  • Exposure data to support risk-management decision-making and regulations development to protect human health and the environment.
  • Validated methodologies and prototypes for Environmental Exposure Scenario Replication in different stages of the life cycle to be used by industries placing into market a variety of consumer products incorporating nanomaterials.
  • Best practice manuals
  • Novel approaches in the R &D phase of new products generation.