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Document ID (ISN)112475
CIS number 12-0243
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Methner M., Hodson L., Dames A., Geraci C.
Title Nanoparticle emission assessment technique (NEAT) for the identification and measurement of potential inhalation exposure to engineered nanomaterials - Part B: Results from 12 field studies
Bibliographic information Mar. 2010, Vol.7, p.163-176. Illus. 18 ref.
Internet access Nanoparticle_emission_assessment_technique_Part-B_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted field studies at 12 sites using the Nanoparticle Emission Assessment Technique (NEAT, see ISN 112474)) to characterize emissions during processes where engineered nanomaterials were produced or used. Field studies were conducted in research and development laboratories, pilot plants, and manufacturing facilities handling carbon nanotubes (single-walled and multi-walled), carbon nanofibers, fullerenes, carbon nanopearls, metal oxides, electrospun nylon, and quantum dots. The results demonstrated that the NEAT was useful in evaluating emissions and that readily available engineering controls can be applied to minimize nanomaterial emissions.
Descriptors (primary) nanoparticles; inhalation; exposure evaluation; nanotechnology
Descriptors (secondary) USA; sampling and analysis; reliability; public OSH institutions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
New technologies
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Nanotechnology and nanoparticles