Projects & Grants

Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

Friction materials based on polymer matrix containing metals and their impact on environment
Project IdGA106/07/1436
Main solverprof. RNDr. Kateřina Malachová, CSc.
Period1/2007 - 12/2009
ProviderStandardní projekt GA ČR
AnotationThe project focuses on study of friction processes of laboratory prepared friction materials and original brake samples; further on structure identification of micro- and nanoscale wear particles with a view to reduce adverse anthropogenic impacts related to wear debris generation and deposition on the environment. An interdisciplinary and international CZE-US team consisting of researchers in the areas of materials science, chemistry, toxicology, medicine, and aerosol science will address the fundamental understanding of comprehensive material flow related to braking operations. The proposed research based on interconnection of material analyses and toxicological assessment (ecotoxicity, genotoxicity, and pulmonary toxicity) will allow identification of undesirable components in automotive friction materials and prediction of the environmental impact of wear particles release from brakes.