Assessment of the Efficiency of Respiratory Protection Devices Against Lead Oxide Nanoparticles

  • Eva KellnerováEmail author
  • Kristýna Binková
  • Šárka Hošková-Mayerová
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 179)


Chapter evaluates the current state of health and safety related problems of people exposed to environmental burden due to occupational requirements. In such conditions, particulate nanoscale aerosols play an important role, therefore the survey is focused on personal protective equipment used against inhalation of pollutants from the air. Respiratory protective filters work against inhalation of pollutants by exposed persons. Filter efficiency is determined according to standardized methods given by the standardized Czech technical norms. However, such rehearsals are not specifically focused on an ultrafine aerosol with the content of nanoparticles in the range of 7.6–299.6 nm. The chapter evaluates permeability of one of the most often used protective filter OF-90 against ultrafine aerosol lead oxide with predetermined characteristics.


Nanoparticles Ultrafine aerosol Filter efficiency 



The work presented in this paper was supported by a grant project run at the IACH CAS (GAP503/11/2315). The financial support of the University of Defence thanks to the specific research project (SV16-FVL-K106-KELL) is also valued.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Kellnerová
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kristýna Binková
    • 2
  • Šárka Hošková-Mayerová
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Emergency ManagementUniversity of DefenceBrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of DefenceBrnoCzech Republic
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics and PhysicsUniversity of DefenceBrnoCzech Republic

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