Nanotechnologies and Environmental Risks

Measurement Technologies and Strategies
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


Assessments of nanoparticle exposure are needed to enable risk assessments which are needed to achieve a sustainable development of nanotechnology including public perception. Therefore an overview of measurement techniques, needed data quality, comparability, and measurement strategies is given. Additionally some results of exposure related studies are summarized. Overall it is demonstrated that an integrated approach towards nanoparticle exposure assessments in workplaces, but also in the environment is needed, despite the current published results indicating mainly release of nanoparticle agglomerates in the size range larger than 100 nm.


Particle Number Concentration Electrical Mobility Nanoscale Particle Differential Mobility Analyzer Condensation Particle Counter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Air Quality & Sustainable Nanotechnology UnitInstitute for Energy and Environmental Technology (IUTA) e. V.DuisburgGermany

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