Portable Real Time Detection of Airborne Asbestos Fibres for Tradespersons

akronüüm: ALERT
algus: 2010-08-02
lõpp: 2013-08-01
 
programm: FP7 - Euroopa Liidu 7. raamprogramm
alaprogramm: SME - Väikese ja keskmise suurusega ettevõtetele suuantud teadustegevused (VKEd)
instrument: BSG-SME-AG - Teadustöö VKE assotsiatsioonide huvides
projektikonkurss: FP7-SME-2008-2
projekti number: 243496
kestus kuudes: 36
partnerite arv: 12
 
lühikokkuvõte: Asbestos-related diseases are the leading cause of occupational death in Europe. 500,000 European workers, mostly within the construction, demolition and remediation industries, are expected to die by 2030. Despite a ban on asbestos use, our members’ workers are continually exposed to this potent, invisible carcinogen from legacy products such as insulation, water tanks, ceiling panels, floor tiles and textured wall coverings. We feel that this level of risk is completely unacceptable for our members and must be addressed. Currently, asbestos is detected by a slow process of air sampling, with samples sent off to a lab and results being returned days later. Not only is this too late to take action, but tests are only performed if asbestos is suspected to be present. There is currently no way to detect asbestos in real-time. The ALERT project will change this. A decade ago, researchers discovered a way to detect asbestos fibres through a light-scattering technique. This work stalled due to technical and cost barriers; barriers we now believe we can overcome. We have assembled a world-leading consortium to extend this early research and develop a low-cost portable detector that can be worn by the worker to continuously monitor their work environment. By developing the ALERT system, we will provide 30 million European workers with a means of detecting asbestos the moment it is disturbed, allowing them to protect themselves and avoid becoming one of the 100,000 people worldwide killed each year by exposure to asbestos.
partneri jrk nr ja roll partneri nimi riik kontaktisik koduleht
1 koordinaator THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PLUMBING & HEATING ENGINEERING UK Kevin Wellman http://www.ciphe.org.uk
2 partner European Demolition Association NL Henriette Thuen http://www.eda-demolition.com
3 partner Thermal Insulation Contractors Association UK Ralph Bradley http://www.tica-acad.co.uk
4 partner BRITISH HOME ENHANCEMENT TRADE ASSOCIATION LTD BY GUARANTEE UK David French http://www.bheta.co.uk
5 partner KEPAR ELECTRONICA SA ES Gonzalo Martin http://www.kepar.es
6 partner THE SELECT GROUP OF COMPANIES LIMITED UK Alan Archer http://www.selectselect.net
7 partner I.D.E.A. SRL Tecnologie Ambientali IT Francesco Favata http://www.ideasrl.net
8 partner EPLER & LORENZ AS EE Jyri Epler http://www.epler-lorenz.ee
9 partner ZEUS SANIGLAS S.L. ES Jose Miguel García Segura
10 partner THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION UK Paul Henry Kaye
11 partner INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA ES Clara Solves Camallonga http://www.ibv.org/
12 partner THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED UK Dale Courtman http://www.uk-isri.org