Recapitulation of 2019’s published nanotechnology standards

2020-01-20
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Recapitulation of 2019’s published nanotechnology standards

154 nanotechnology-related standards were published by 21 national, regional, and international organization bodies in 2019 all over the world, where ISO, BSI, UNI, DS, CEN, and ASI contributed the highest shares, respectively.

According to StatNano, 1422 nanotechnology standards have been published by consensus and approved by 42 recognized bodies since 1992. A comparison of these standards over the past three years in Figure 1 shows a conspicuous drop in 2019 so that 154 standards were published, most of which were adopted by national organizations (ca., 77.9 %), and the rest were made available to the public by international (ca., 15.6 %) and regional (ca., 6.5 %) bodies, respectively.

 

Figure 1. The number of published nanotechnology standards between 2015 and 2019.

 

As shown in Table 1, the UK, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Belgium, Iran, Estonia, Finland, Russia, China, Bulgaria, Germany, Australia, and Norway were the pioneering countries in nano-related standards publications in the past year, paying particular attention to nanotechnology exploitation. Accordingly, 21 organization bodies of ISO, BSI, UNI, DS, ASI, CEN, AFNOR, NEN, SIS, AENOR, NBN, ISIRI, EVS, SFS, GOSTR, SAC, BDS, DIN, SA, IEC, and SN made the highest contributions to the standardization of nanotechnology-based products, services, and systems in 2019.

 

Table 1. Number of nanotechnology standards published by various organizations in 2019

 

No.

Organization Level

Organizations

Countries

No. of Standards

1

International

ISO

World

23

IEC

1

2

Regional

CEN

European Union

10

3

National

BSI

UK

20

UNI

Italy

17

DS

Denmark

12

ASI

Austria

10

AFNOR

Spain

9

NEN

Netherlands

9

SIS

Sweden

8

AENOR

France

7

NBN

Belgium

5

ISIRI

Iran

4

EVS

Estonia

4

SFS

Finland

4

GOSTR

Russia

3

SAC

China

2

BDS

Bulgaria

2

DIN

Germany

2

SA

Australia

1

SN

Norway

1

 

It is worth mentioning that a broad spectrum of the published national standards were an adoption of either the regional or international bodies, among which EN 17199:2019 (parts 2-5), ISO/TS 21083:2019, ISO/TS 16195:2018, CEN/TS 17273:2018, CEN/TS 17274:2018, and CEN/TS 17275:2018 received the highest shares (Table 2).

 

Table 2. The most common standards from which 2019’s national standards were adopted

 

No.

Standard No.

Standard Title

1

EN 17199-2:2019

Workplace exposure - Measurement of dustiness of bulk materials that contain or release respirable NOAA or other respirable particles - Part 2: Rotating drum method

2

EN 17199-3:2019

Workplace exposure - Measurement of dustiness of bulk materials that contain or release respirable NOAA or other respirable particles - Part 3: Continuous drop method

3

EN 17199-4:2019

Workplace exposure - Measurement of dustiness of bulk materials that contain or release respirable NOAA or other respirable particles - Part 4: Small rotating drum method

4

EN 17199-5:2019

Workplace exposure - Measurement of dustiness of bulk materials that contain or release respirable NOAA or other respirable particles - Part 5: Vortex shaker method

5

ISO/TS 21083-2:2019‎

Test method to measure the efficiency of air filtration media against spherical nanomaterials - Part 2: Size range from 3 nm to 30 nm

6

ISO/TS 16195:2018

Nanotechnologies - Specification for developing representative test materials consisting of nano-objects in dry powder form

7

CEN/TS 17273:2018

Nanotechnologies - Guidance on detection and identification of nano-objects in complex matrices

8

CEN/TS 17274:2018

Nanotechnologies - Guidelines for determining protocols for the explosivity and flammability of powders containing nano-objects (for transport, handling and storage)

9

CEN/TS 17275:2018

Nanotechnologies - Guidelines for the management and disposal of waste from the manufacturing and processing of manufactured nano-objects

10

ISO 21083-1:2018

Test method to measure the efficiency of air filtration media against spherical nanomaterials - Part 1: Size range from 20 nm to 500 nm

11

ISO/TR 20489:2018

Nanotechnologies - Sample preparation for the characterization of metal and metal-oxide nano-objects in water samples

12

ISO/TR 12885:2018

Nanotechnologies - Health and safety practices in occupational settings

13

ISO/TR 21386:2019

Nanotechnologies - Considerations for the measurement of nano-objects and their aggregates and agglomerates (NOAA) in environmental matrices

14

CEN/TR 17222:2019

Textile products and nanotechnologies - Guidance on tests to simulate nanoparticle release - Skin exposure

 

These standards fell into six different categories, 48.3 % of which were included in the Test Method| Characterization| Measurement category. Specifications ranked second with around 30.9 %, and the Guide|Practice, Terminology| Vocabulary| Definition, Management System, and Classification| Categorization categories took the next places, having approximately 8.7, 6.7, 4.7, and 0.7 %, respectively, as shown in Figure 2. Most of these standards aim to ensure the risks of the workplace exposure of nano-objects (e.g., nanoparticles, nanopowders, and nanosuspensions) ‎in the chemical industrial sector, more especially in catalysts, paints, and resins production. In addition, such carbon-based structures as carbon black, carbon nanotubes, and graphene are the most common nanomaterials discussed in these standards.

 

Figure 2. Number of published nanotechnology standards and organization bodies in each standard category.

 

Source
Statnano Nanotechnology Standards Database

 

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