Workshop in nanotechnology - Edmonton Sep 6-7 [fr]

One of the main issues in nanotechnology is safety. The Nanotechnology Consumer Products Inventory lists over 1,600 consumer products containing nanomaterials. In 2008, there were about 400,000 workers worldwide exposed to nanomaterials. This number is estimated to grow up to 2 million workers in 2015. Research on nanosafety is fairly new and a lot of information is still lacking.

In France, the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (CEA) use sophisticated direct reading instruments to assess nanoparticle exposure at the breathing zone of the workers.

The Canadian National Institute for Technology (NINT)’s mission is to solve vital Canadian social and economic challenges by increasing the flow of new ideas and de-risking the deployment of disruptive innovations through access to a world-class facility and to teams of experts from across the country.

For that reason, the Department of Science and Higher Education of the Consulate General of France in Vancouver is co-organizing this event.


September 6th
9 am – 12 pm – Introductory meeting
- Introduction to the workshop (program, schedule, administrative issues)
- Presentations from participants from each organization

12 pm – 1 pm – Lunch

1 pm – 5 pm – Discussions on sampling strategies and analytical techniques
- Use of direct reading instruments vs sample collection
- Reliability of instruments and samplers
- Discussion Occupational Exposure Limits (European vs NIOSH)
- Discussion on the harmonized tiered approach used in Euurope

September 7th
9 am – 12 pm – Discussion and next steps
- Complete discussions from previous afternoon
- Discuss next steps (i.e. research projects and funding)

12 pm – 1 pm – Lunch

1 pm – 4 pm – Visit of NINT

For more information on nanotechnology, visit NINT.

Dernière modification : 08/09/2016

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