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Document ID (ISN)112189
CIS number 11-0849
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, No.3, p.163-176. Illus. 18 ref.
Internet access Nanoparticle_emission_B.pdf [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) to characterize emissions during processes where engineered nanomaterials were produced or used. A description of the NEAT appears in an earlier article (see ISN 112187). 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) sampling and analysis; personal sampling; determination in air
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
New technologies
Browse category(ies) Nanotechnology and nanoparticles
Exposure evaluation