Will support further development of abatement strategies within europe by providing an improved scientific basis for the quantification of source-receptor relationships for photo-oxidants and acidifying substances.
The focus will be on both on eco-design and end-of-life management, particularly because of the legislative impact of the european commission's new directive (dg xi), which will probably come into force in 2003.
Polymers are already applied in the tanning industry to improve aesthetic characteristics. By utilizing different polymers (technopolymers) we intend to obtain new composite leather products with higher mechanical performances.
In order to better recycle scraps and depuration sludges generated in the tanning industry, free-chrome compounds will be utilised in the industrial process.
During this project, the treatment and re-utilization of tanning industry by-products will be studied so that large quantities of solid waste can be exploited. The aim is to reduce disposal costs and produce re-usable products.
Improve depuration technology in the tanning industry,reduce manufacturing costs/environmental impact through a drastic reduction of used chemical products, a significant decrease in final sludges and an improvement in their quality.
The aim is to provide assistance in the form of technical support and guidance and organise cooperative work groups for smes. This project will create a technical transfer network around a large european partnership.
Re-engineering of international transport along main european corridors for sustainable freight mobility. The aim is to stimulate freight chains in europe, improve and develop competitiveness for intermodal transport chains.
Creation of a platform to stimulate r&d/technology transfer dealing with laser/optics technologies/their applications, e.G. In processing industries, in order to initiate projects emphasizing cooperation between industry/r & d instititions.
New industrial products and technologies as well as craft skills for conservation and restoration work. Establishment of technical standards and outlines for examination and treatment of objects and monuments.