Exposure in the workplace - Measurement of dustiness of massive materials that contain or may release nanomaterials or their aggregates and agglomerates (NOAA), or other respirable particles - Part 2: Rotating drum method

Exposure in the workplace - Measurement of dustiness of massive materials that contain or may release nanomaterials or their aggregates and agglomerates (NOAA), or other respirable particles - Part 2: Rotating drum method

Standard Number UNI EN 17199-2: 2019
Organization Italian National Unification Italy
Level National
Category Test Method | Characterization | Measurement
Status
  • MAY 2019 Published
ABSTRACT
The standard defines the methodology for measuring and characterizing the dustiness of bulk materials that contain or release NOAA, or other respirable particles, in standard and reproducible conditions, using the rotating drum method. The document describes the type of instruments and devices, and the procedures for calculating and presenting the results. It also indicates the guidelines for the evaluation and how to report the data. The methodology described in this document allows: a) the measurement of the mass fraction of the inhalable, thoracic and breathable dustiness, b) the measurement of the dustiness index based on the particle count in the respirable fraction of the airborne dusts having an aerodynamic diameter between about 10 nm and 1 µm, c) the measurement of the emission speed based on the number of particles in the respirable fraction of airborne dusts having an aerodynamic diameter of between about 10 nm to about 1 µm, d) the measurement of the particle distribution in the aerosol released in the range of aerodynamic diameter between 10 nm to about 10 µ, e) collection of the particles in the respirable dust fraction for subsequent observations and analyzes by electron microscopy This document is applicable to analyze a wide range of materials including powders, granulates or pellets that contain or release respirable NOAAs, or other respirable particles either in unbound form, or in bound but not covered or covered form.