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Jožef Stefan
International
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

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Course Description

Measurement of Nanoparticles in Air

Program

Sensor Technologies

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Maja Remškar

Goals:

Objectives:
• to ensure safe handling of nanomaterials,
• to open up new areas of development of techniques for the removal of nanoparticles from the atmosphere and prevention of release upon mechanical and thermal treatment of materials.

Competences:
• ability to identify different sources of air pollution with nanoparticles,
• ability to conduct activities for improvement of working conditions and environmental protection.

Content:

• Origins of nanoparticles in atmosphere and their specific properties.
• Methods for detection of nanoparticles in atmosphere, entering paths into organism and influence on health, and techniques for removal of nanoparticles from atmosphere.
• Identification of acute and chronic sources of pollution by nanoparticles, the difference between the atmospheric particles in micron size (PM10, PM2.5) and nanoparticles.
• Relevant regulations in preparation, recommendations for safe handling of nanomaterials and the criteria for assessing the risks during production of nanomaterials and their use.
• Measurements in a real environment, which will be agreed upon, and preparation of the analysis report.

Course literature:

• J.H. Vincent: Aerosol Sampling, Science, Standards, Instrumentation and Applications, J.Wiley&Sons, Chichester 2007. (textbook)
• W.C. Hinds: Aerosol Technology, Properties, Behavior, and Measurment of Airborne Particles, J.Wiley&Sons, Chichester 1999. (textbook)
• Health Council of the Netherlands. Working with nanoparticles: Exposure registry and health monitoring. The Hague: Health Council of the Netherlands, 2012; publication no. 2012/31E. ISBN 978-90-5549-929-8

Significant publications and references:

• 108 articles-WoS,
• 8 patents,
• 2122 pure citations,
• h-index 22.

• M. Remskar: Nanodelci in nanovarnost / Nanoparticles and Nanosafety, Ministrstvo za zdravje, Urad RS za kemikalije; 2009; http://www.kemijskovaren.si/files/nano_knjiga.pdf
• Remškar Maja, Iskra Ivan, Viršek Marko, Pleško Mark, Golob Damjan: Metoda in kapacitivnostni senzor za štetje aerosolskih nanodelcev/ Method and capacitive sensor for counting aerosol nanoparticles (Urad RS za intelektualno lastnino, patent SI 22895 A)
• Iskra, A. Detela, M. Viršek, V. Nemanič, D. Krizaj, D. Golob, J.T. van Elteren, M. Remskar: Capacitive-type counter of nanoparticles in air. Appl. Phys. Lett. 96 ( 2010) 093504-1-093504-3.
• R. Nass, M.Remskar, W. Luthar, et al., Industrial application of nanomaterials - chances and risks : technology analysis, (Future technologies, no. 54). Dόsseldorf: Future Technologies Division of VDI Technologiezentrum, 2004. 112 p., ilustr.
• Safe Production and Use of Nanomaterials, NANOSAFE2, 6Th FP, Integrated project; 2005-2009 No.: 515843-1.

Examination:

Monitoring at the selected field (20%)
Seminar with its presentation (30%)
Oral examination (50%)

Students obligations:

Monitoring at the selected field.
Seminar with its presentation.
Oral examination.

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