Towards market

At this stage, the metal-alkoxides showing the highest performance and safety among the molecular precursors (also in comparison with the corresponding commercial products) are suitable for the market. In this context, the main aim of this WP is to produce at large scale the new family of products.
Additionally, the hazard impact of the metal-alkoxides on environment and human health will be monitored during the production and after the conservation treatments due to the possible environmental release of nanoparticles from the treated substrates by considering the transformation that the compounds could undergo.
The best processing parameters for the industrial production for this new family of products will be defined and the costs and benefits of these new products will be determined in economic terms. An exploitation plan, centred on the interests of the SMEs and leading to a business model, will be also developed and an evaluation of the risks during the production/dissemination and exploitation in the market will also be performed.
The objectives of WP5 are:
- To assess the impact of the use of metal alkoxides in sols and solutions on human health and environment including the eventual release of nano-particles after application
- To define the best processing parameters for industrial production
- To determine the costs and benefits of the new products in economic terms
- To develop an exploitation plan, centred on SME interests, leading to a business model
- A risk assessment during the production/dissemination and exploitation in the market will be also carried out.

Subprogramme Area: Development of advanced compatible materials and techniques and their application for the protection, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage assets
Contract type: SP1-Cooperation. Collaborative project. Small or medium-scale focused research project. FP7-ENV-NMP.2011.3.2.1-1
Grant Agreement No. 283182
Duration: November 2011 - October 2014




Dr. Adriana Bernardi

Head of Padova Unit Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate National Research Council (CNR-ISAC)
Corso Stati Uniti 4, 35127 Padova, Italy
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Federico Nogara
DG Research & Innovation, Unit 1.3
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