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JPIWATER-Water challenges for a changing world

Nanoenabled strategies to reduce the presence of contaminants of emerging concern in aquatic environment

Awarded: NOK 1.3 mill.

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Contaminant of emerging concern (CECs) such as antibiotics, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria in water bodies associated to intensive ?sh and inland animal farming, represent a great threat to the environment and human health. AMROCE aims at reducing antibiotic pollution and spread of AMR bacteria in the entire water cycle through a platform of novel antibiotic-free antimicrobial products. AMROCE will develop antimicrobial/antibio?lm ?sh cage nets and wastewater ?ltration membranes through polymer bulk and surface nano-engineering. Marine-derived antimicrobial agents and antibio?lm enzymes will be nano-formulated as alternative to antibiotics for ?sh and animal feed supplement. Human and environmental nanosafety during the manufacturing and use of the novel nanotechnology-embedded products will be continuously evaluated to anticipate nanosafety issues.

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JPIWATER-Water challenges for a changing world