On October 22nd, Czech experts – stakeholders from business, research, state authorities and NGOs were invited for the last round of expert discussions: What is the future of nanofilters and how is it with their possible unsafety?
Experts coming to the third workshop included stakeholders directly involved in the process of development of nanofilters. From a company producing nanofilters to filter beverages for renowned wine companies to a company producing new filters out of used food products and a representative of a Czech membrane platform.
Stakeholders – when confronted with the concerns of the citizens about the possible nanoparticle proliferation of Nanotechnology products in food – stressed the need to distinguish between the possible shapes of Nanotechnology, as it shows that concerns are being connected to a picture of a organism proliferating nanoparticle. Stakeholders therefore claimed that for nanofilter products, this is not the case. Representatives of the companies articulated the need to distinguish between the many shapes Nanotechnology can take.
And with these fibres, promising applications are coming up with companies testing filters for filtering water in hospitals and other places, as it seems that efforts are being pushed especially when it comes to future possibilities of using nanofilters on a mass scale.