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  • Air Monitors launches nanoparticle detector

    Traditional methods for measuring airborne particulate matter measure particle mass per unit air volume, usually with an upper size limit of x microns (PMx etc.). However, from a human health perspective, the particles of most interest are those that penetrate deep into the lungs. For this reason, Air Monitors has launched the Naneos Partector nanoparticle detector in the UK. The Swiss made ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Managing exposure to nanoparticles in the workplace

    It is estimated that approximately 2 million workers will be employed in nanotechnology industries worldwide in the next fifteen years. A new study reviews an existing framework of occupational risk management and describes possible methods for controlling exposure to nanomaterials in workplaces. The manufacture and use of nanomaterials is increasing. Although this is creating more jobs, those ...

  • The effects of sunscreen nanoparticles on skin DNA

    A new study indicates that zinc oxide nanoparticles have the potential to cause damage to DNA in human skin cells. These nanoparticles are used as UV filters in sunscreens in many parts of the world, although their use is not yet authorised in Europe (with the exception of one Member State). During the last two years, there has been a rapid growth in the use of nanotechnology, some of which has ...

  • TSI Introduces New AEROTRAK™ 9000 - Nanoparticle Aerosol Monitor

    The AEROTRAK 9000 is an industrial hygiene tool for measuring a new metric for nanoparticle aerosol exposure – lung deposited surface area. Surface area is the measurement metric that research has shown to be highly correlated with exposure and dosing of nanoparticle aerosols. It provides a simple and fast solution for indicating the surface area equivalent dose of particles in the size range of ...


    By TSI Incorporated

  • Escaped nanoparticles hazardous to crops, says study

    Nanoparticles that escape during the manufacture and use of consumer products would substantially reduce the growth of wheat were they to end up in soil, according to Chinese scientists. The production, use and disposal of nanomaterials from sectors such as cosmetics and electronics can lead to their release into air, water and soil. Their presence in wastewater, and their direct use in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • testo DiSCmini - The smallest nanoparticle counter in the world

    The Diffusion Size Classifier testo DiSCmini is a handheld sensor for the measurement of nanoparticle number, average diameter and lung-deposited surface area LDSA with a time resolution of up to 1 second (1Hz). The measuring principle is based on electrical charging of the aerosols. The small size of the testo DiSCmini makes the instrument particularly suitable for personal carry-on ...


    By Testo SE & Co. KGaA

  • First certified reference material for nanoparticle size analysis

    The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed the world's first certified nanoparticle reference material based on industrysourced nanoparticles. This new material will help ensure the comparability of measurements worldwide, thereby facilitating trade, ensuring compliance with legislation and enhancing ...

  • OECD Publishes a Number of New Reports in Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials, Including Nanosilver Case Study and Gold Nanoparticle Occupational Exposure Assessment in Pilot Scale Facility

     In November 2016, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published the following new reports in its Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Toxicokinetics of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Report from the OECD Expert Meeting:  As ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DOE Selects Nine Projects to Receive Funding for Carbon Storage Intelligent Monitoring and Well Integrity and Mitigation Research

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected nine projects to receive funding to research new CO2 storage technologies devoted to intelligent monitoring systems and advanced well integrity and mitigation approaches through DOE’s Carbon Storage ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Nanotechnology produces cheaper and portable measuring instruments

    Let's start by correcting one misunderstanding: nanoparticles are not extremely small. In fact, they vary in size - from a couple of atoms to millions of atoms or thousands of molecules - and make up an intermediate form between loose molecules and relatively large grains. Proteins are also a type of nanoparticle. “In light of this, chemists see nanoparticles as actually being quite ...

  • Meet Palas at the EAC 2013

    We kindly invite you to visit us at the European Aerosol Conference - EAC - 2013 (Prague), booth no. 9 The European Aerosol Conference – EAC 2013 – will take place at the Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic from 1st to 6th September 2013. Don’t miss the opportunity to convince yourself of the quality and performance of our new and proven products in ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Overview of nanomaterials for cleaning up the environment

    Researchers have presented an extensive analysis of the role of nanomaterialsin environmental remediation and monitoring.  Nanomaterials can be used to clean up toxins and bacteria from natural waters, wastewaters and the air. Nanomaterials’ unique properties allow them to remove pollutants from the environment.  The extremely small size of nanomaterial particles, ...

  • Meet Palas at the IAC 2014

    The International Aerosol Conference – IAC 2014 – takes place at the Busan Exhibition Convention Center, in Busan (Korea) from 28 August to 02 September 2014. You are kindly invited to visit us at our booth (booth no. 26). Don’t miss the opportunity to convince yourself of the quality and performance of our new and proven products in the range of particle measurement ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Risks of nanotechnology remain uncertain

    Toxicology experiments on nanomaterials often seem to run the same way: put some nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, or other kind of nanosized structures in a petri dish, water column, soil sample, or lab test tube of choice. Then expose daphnids, microbes, zebrafish, pig lung cells, human skin cells, or other model organisms to the new and exciting materials. Sit back and see what ...

  • testo NanoMet3: The Golden Instrument for Real Driving Emissions RDE

    With an eye on Real Driving Emissions (RDE) proposed in forthcoming European Emission Standards for the type approval of light-duty vehicles, Testo SE & Co. KGaAhas unveiled an innovative portable instrument for solid nanoparticle counting and classification. Testo NanoMet3 measures number concentration in a wide range from 1E4 to 3E8 #/ccm and average diameter in the ...


    By Testo SE & Co. KGaA

  • New ISO 14644 nanotechnology working group

    The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST), the Secretariat of ISO Technical Committee 209 (ISO/TC 209) Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments, announces that a new nanotechnology Working Group (WG) will begin work in 2009 on developing standards for the nanoscale. This pioneering WG is convened by the United States under the auspices of IEST, with IEST experts Anne ...

  • UK Nanosafety Group Publishes Updated Guidance to Support Safe Working with Nanomaterials

    In May 2016, the UK Nanosafety Group (UKNSG) published a second edition of its guidance document, Working Safely with Nanomaterials in Research & Development. The second edition of the guidance provides updates to account for changes in legislation, recent studies in the literature, and best practice since 2012. In particular, according to the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Are carbon nanotubes the `new asbestos`?

    The demand for carbon nanotubes is increasing because they have unusual properties, such as unique electrical properties. However, their needle-like shape is similar to asbestos, raising questions about their safety. A recent study conducted on mice indicates that a specific type of carbon nanotube does have asbestos-like effects, but further research is needed to assess whether this is also the ...

  • HORIBA Scientific’s New Openplex Spr Imaging System Provides Platform For Multiplexed Real Time Binding Analysis

    Flexible Benchtop Design Offers Label-free Molecular Interaction Analysis HORIBA Scientific, global leader in SPR Imaging, just announced the launch of OpenPlexTM, a powerful and flexible research platform for real time analysis of label-free molecular interactions in a multiplex format. OpenPlex uses Surface Plasmon Resonance imaging (SPRi) to monitor the binding of molecules to ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • PEN announces report on contaminated site remediation

    The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Projecton Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) announced the availability of an article entitledNanotechnology and In situ Remediation: A review of the benefits and potential risks, whichdiscusses the use of nanomaterials in the environmental cleanup process. According to thearticle, nanomaterials have the potential to reduce the costs and time of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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