Developing Practices for Safe Handling of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials in a Development-Stage Enterprise: A Practical Guide for Research and Development Organizations

  • Robert A. Hoerr
  • Anand Gupta
  • Michael J. Matuszewski
Part of the Nanostructure Science and Technology book series (NST)


There is a need for well thought-out procedures to be developed for synthesizing nanomaterials for associated industries. In academia, where the quantity involved for these nanomaterials is usually small, with limited exposure potential, relative risk is likely unquantifiable. We have generated various protocols with different developmental phases in our industry. These steps involve aerosol monitoring, efficient filters, and enclosures. These guidelines could be utilized by numerous start-ups and scaling-up nanomaterials associated industries.


High Performance Liquid Chromatography Hazardous Waste Nanoscale Material Condensation Particle Counter Material Safety Data Sheet 
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We should acknowledge the guidance and support of our two inventors, David Pui and Da-Ren Chen, whose expertise in nanoparticles aerosol behavior has been invaluable during the evolution of our spray equipment system. We also thank Jennifer Kuzma for her insights and the opportunity to participate in a forward looking exercise on nanotechnology regulation at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Hoerr
    • 1
  • Anand Gupta
    • 2
  • Michael J. Matuszewski
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanocopoeia, Inc.St. PaulUSA
  2. 2.Nanocopoeia, Inc.St. PaulUSA

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