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Course On Nanosafety: Course Outline (PH-509)

Nanosafety Group brings together key experts in the field of nanotechnology and helps to establish links with others working in this rapidly developing field. ... Working Safely with Nanomaterials in Research and Development.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to nano science.
  • History, Definitions.
  • Nano materials.
  • Carbon.
  • Inorganic Nanotubes.
  • Metals.
  • Oxides.
  • Clays.
  • Quantum dots.
  • Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy.
  • Nano catalysis.
  • Nanoparticles in the atmosphere.
  • Sources of atmospheric Nano particles.
  • Particle size distribution.
  • Measurement of nano particles in Roadside Air.
  • Transformation and transport of ultrafine particles.
  • Measurement of particle number concentration in the atmosphere.
  • Chemical composition of atmospheric Nano particles.
  • Indoor/ outdoor relationships of nano particles.

Course Outline

  • Occupational exposure to nanoparticles and nanotubes.
  • Scientific framework for assessing exposure to nanoparticles.
  • Review of methods for assessing exposure of nanoparticles.
  • Review of reported measurements of exposure to nanoparticles.
  • Toxicological properties of nanoparticles and nanotubes.
  • Environmental air pollution particles.
  • Cardiovascular effects of particles matter (PM) due to combustion-derived nanoparticles (CDNP).
  • Is the environmental nanoparticles paradigm applicable to engineered nanoparticles.
  • Human effects of nanoparticles exposure.
  • The regulatory issues.
  • Current issues and knowledge gaps.
  • Risk assessment of engineered nanoparticles.

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