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Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety by Matthew Hull, Diana Bowman

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CHAPTER 8 A Case Study of a Nanoscale-Research Facility Safety through Design and Operation

John R. Weaver

This chapter presents a philosophy and methodology for designing safety into nanotechnology facilities, using Birck Nanotechnology Center (BNC) at Purdue University as a case study. While the actual designs described are specific to the BNC, they can be easily translated into a wide variety of nanotechnology facilities. The principles employed are universal and therefore directly applicable to the design of these facilities.

When considering nanotechnology safety, the initial thoughts ...

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