Project: Development of SMART nanostructured layers for sensing corrosion in AQUAtic structures

Acronym SMARTAQUA (Reference Number: MarTERA-2017_18)
Duration 01/03/2018 - 28/02/2021
Project Topic The aim is to develop a sensing nanolayer applied directly on steel structures, to provide cost-effective, reliable means of detecting corrosion degradation. The sensing properties will be achieved by incorporation of smart additives which are responsive to the local conditions verified close to the metal substrate, combining colorimetric with magnetic detection, permitting thus to monitor the overall integrity of the structure. The additives to be developed are based upon inorganic hosting structures for controlled release of optically active species such as pH indicators and magnetic nanoparticles. Application scenarios for this technology include aquaculture structures, offshore wind foundations, oil and gas structures and ship hulls.
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Network MarTERA
Call MarTERA ERA-NET Cofund

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 University of Aveiro-CICECO Coordinator Portugal
3 AquaBioTech Ltd. Partner Malta
4 SINTEF Industry Partner Norway