Nanoremediation: Initial broad exploitation strategy and risk benefit appraisal

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IDL 9.4 Broad exploitation strategy and risk benefit appraisal


This report seeks to develop an understanding of the “value proposition” for iron nanoparticles/ nanoscale zero valent iron (nZVI) in remediation in terms of a risk benefit appraisal of its use given the current state of knowledge. Scenario analysis is used to explore likely market potential and the factors affecting this over the short, medium and longer term. An analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) and how these might change over time has been used to draw some conclusions about the broad actions that might support better exploitation of nanoremediation.
This report focusses on nZVI, as the most frequently used nanoparticle type. Future NanoRem work will involve undertaking similar analyses for other nanoparticles being developed by NanoRem. This report provides a brief overview and status quo of nZVI and an ­outline risk benefit appraisal for the technology. It describes a scenario approach to understanding possible nanoremediation market trends. The process and findings of an expert consultation workshop conducted by NanoRem are discussed. A SWOT analysis is provided utilising collected information to establish the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of/to the nanoremediation market. Next steps are suggested. 

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Paul Bardos | 24/04/2015 18:30

Taking Nanotechnological Remediation Processes from Lab Scale to End User Applications for the Restoration of a Clean Environment.
This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement No. 309517
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