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Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety, 2nd Edition by Diana Bowman, Matthew Hull

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Chapter 9

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 the 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.

Keywords

Birck Nanotechnology Center; cleanroom; NIOSH; personal protective equipment; Prevention through Design

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