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dc.contributor.authorPilou, Marika
dc.contributor.authorVaquero-Moralejo, Celina
dc.contributor.authorJaén, María
dc.contributor.authorLópez de Ipiña, J.M.
dc.contributor.authorNeofytou, Panagiotis
dc.contributor.authorHousiadas, Christos
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-06T15:15:55Z
dc.date.available2017-02-06T15:15:55Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationPilou, M., Vaquero-Moralejo, C., Jaén, M., Lopez De Ipiña Peña, J., Neofytou, P., & Housiadas, C. (2016). Modeling of occupational exposure to accidentally released manufactured nanomaterials in a production facility and calculation of internal doses by inhalation. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 22(3), 249–258. doi:10.1080/10773525.2016.1226535en
dc.identifier.issn1077-3525en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/365
dc.description.abstractBackground: Occupational exposure to manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) and its potential health impacts are of scientific and practical interest, as previous epidemiological studies associate exposure to nanoparticles with health effects, including increased morbidity of the respiratory and the circulatory system. Objectives: To estimate the occupational exposure and effective internal doses in a real production facility of TiO2 MNMs during hypothetical scenarios of accidental release. Methods: Commercial software for geometry and mesh generation, as well as fluid flow and particle dispersion calculation, were used to estimate occupational exposure to MNMs. The results were introduced to in-house software to calculate internal doses in the human respiratory tract by inhalation. Results: Depending on the accidental scenario, different areas of the production facility were affected by the released MNMs, with a higher dose exposure among individuals closer to the particles source. Conclusions: Granted that the study of the accidental release of particles can only be performed by chance, this numerical approach provides valuable information regarding occupational exposure and contributes to better protection of personnel. The methodology can be used to identify occupational settings where the exposure to MNMs would be high during accidents, providing insight to health and safety officials.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by project SCAFFOLD [project number NMP4-SL-2012-280535] of the European Commission (FP7).en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherTAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2-4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OR14 4RN, OXON, ENGLANDen
dc.titleModeling of occupational exposure to accidentally released manufactured nanomaterials in a production facility and calculation of internal doses by inhalationen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10773525.2016.1226535en
dc.isiYesen
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/280535/EU/Innovative strategies, methods and tools for occupational risks management of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) in the construction industry/SCAFFOLDen
dc.rights.accessRightsembargoedAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsManufactured nanomaterialsen
dc.subject.keywordsParticles dispersionen
dc.subject.keywordsCFD modelingen
dc.subject.keywordsOccupational exposureen
dc.subject.keywordsInternal dosesen
dc.subject.keywordsAccidental releaseen
dc.identifier.essn2049-3967en
dc.issue.number3en
dc.journal.titleInternational Journal of Occupational and Environmental Healthen
dc.page.final258en
dc.page.initial249en
dc.volume.number22en


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