Occupational Release of Engineered Nanoparticles: A Review
Faghihi, Ehsan Majd & Morawska, Lidia (2015) Occupational Release of Engineered Nanoparticles: A Review. In Viana, Mar (Ed.) Indoor and Outdoor Nanoparticles: Determinants of Release and Exposure Scenarios. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 73-91.
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Characterising the release of different types of Engineered Nanoparticles (ENPs) from various processes is of critical importance for the assessment of human exposure, as well as understanding the possible health effects of these particles. Therefore, the main aim of this chapter is to present a comprehensive review of studies which report on the release of airborne ENPs in different nanotechnology workplaces. The chapter will cover topics of relevance to the occupational characterisation of ENP emissions, ranging from the identification of different particle release sources and scenarios, to measurement methods and working towards a more uniform approach to characterisation. Furthermore, a brief review of ENP exposure control strategies, together with the application of mathematical modelling as an effective tool for the characterisation of emissions at nanotechnology workplaces is included.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Airborne particle release, Workplace measurement, Engineered nanoparticles, Nanotechnology|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100) > Atmospheric Aerosols (040101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Monitoring (050206)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified (090799)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 Springer International Publishing Switzerland|
|Deposited On:||17 Mar 2016 00:42|
|Last Modified:||17 Jun 2016 16:01|
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