MEASURING THE INCIDENCE OF NANOPARTICLES IN THE WORKPLACE ATMOSPHERE WITH A FOCUS ON THE WOODWORKING AND ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES

1 ROUPCOVÁ Petra
Co-authors:
1,2 KLOUDA Karel 1 CHROMEČKA Ondřej 1 SLIVKOVÁ Simona 3 KUBÁTOVÁ Hana
Institutions:
1 VSB- Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU, petra.roupcova@vsb.cz; simona.slivkova@vsb.cz
2 Occupational Safety Research Institute, Prague, Czech Republic, EU, klouda@vubp-praha.cz
3 State Office for Nuclear Safety, Prague, Czech Republic, EU, hana.kubatova@sujb.cz
Conference:
13th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application, Orea Congress Hotel Brno, Czech Republic, EU, October 20 - 22, 2021
Proceedings:
Proceedings 13th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
Pages:
371-376
ISBN:
978-80-88365-00-6
ISSN:
2694-930X
Published:
22nd November 2021
Proceedings of the conference have already been published in Scopus and we are waiting for evaluation and potential indexing in Web of Science.
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Abstract

Nanoparticles are present in everyday life including industry, and this article focuses mainly on their occurrence in the work environment. We measured the concentration of nanoparticles in anthropogenic activity, where nanoparticles are generated as unwanted waste. Two plants were selected for such measurements. In the first plant we measured nanoparticles based on metals, while in the second we measured nanoparticles of organic origin, specifically wood. This article also deals with the possible toxic effect of nanoparticles on the environment. The procedures of ISO / TR 27 628 - workplace atmospheres - ultrafine, nanoparticle and nanostructured aerosols - inhalation exposure characterization and assessment were applied to identify the key sites in both plants that produced the largest number of nanoparticles. We suggest the provision of protective work funds in an environment with a risk of nanoparticles according to the certified methodology of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Keywords: Nanoparticles, aerosols, wood, metal, toxicity, safety measures

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