Nanoparticle emission assessment technique (NEAT) for the identification and measurement of potential inhalation exposure to engineered nanomaterials - Part B: results from 12 field studies.
Methner-M; Hodson-L; Dames-A; Geraci-C
J Occup Environ Hyg 2010 Mar; 7(3):163-176
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 Part A of this issue. 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.
Nanotechnology; Emission-sources; Analytical-instruments; Analytical-methods; Filters; Measurement-equipment; Industrial-exposures; Laboratory-testing;
Author Keywords: Emissions; Exposure-assessment; Nanoparticle; Nanotechnology; Particle-number-concentration
Mark Methner, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS R-11, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene