A review of the toxicity of 0.1 to 1 micron aerodynamic diameter airborne particles

J. A. Pickrell, L. E. Erickson, M. Dhakal, Sigifredo D. Castro, K. J. Klabunde, R. G. Maghirang, F. W. Oehme

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Abstract

Nanoparticles have been defined as particles having one or more dimensions ≤ 100 nanometers [nm] or 0.1 microns. They are so small they have different physical properties than conventional crystals of the same chemical. They have promising applications; a benefit is that airborne nanomaterials (NM) can condense with and clean smoke from the air more quickly than the smoke would settle without assistance because their surface is very active. Because of their nanocrystalline structure, a higher portion of their molecules are on the surface and may interact with airborne particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 AIChE Annual Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2006Nov 17 2006

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period11/12/0611/17/06

Keywords

  • Microcrystals
  • Nanoparticles
  • Pneumonitis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Single-walled carbon nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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    Pickrell, J. A., Erickson, L. E., Dhakal, M., Castro, S. D., Klabunde, K. J., Maghirang, R. G., & Oehme, F. W. (2006). A review of the toxicity of 0.1 to 1 micron aerodynamic diameter airborne particles. In 2006 AIChE Annual Meeting (AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings).