December 12, 2011 11:00 - 12:00
Empa, St. Gallen, C 3.11
Studies on environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues of nanoparticles have a strong influence on public acceptance of nanotechnology, and eventually affect the sustainability of it. We performed emission measurement of airborne nanoparticles at different labs in Empa, including processes of nanoparticle production, nanocomposite extrusion and fibrous material treatment. The results show that exposure to nanoparticles is a real possibility in research settings and protection for researchers should be taken seriously. We are also evaluating emission from nanocomposites reinforced with carbon nanotubes during abrasion experiments, and assessing the health effects. Filtration is one of the primary technologies for nanoparticle control. Results of carbon nanotube filtration will be presented.
The language of the presentation is English.
Free entrance, guests are welcome
Dr. Anne Satir
Tel: 058 765 4562