Title: Ventilation considerations for the removal of biological nanoparticles generated during drilling processes

Authors: David Wayne Goodman, Monica Rodriguez, Rodney Handy, Mark Jackson

Addresses: MET, College of Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907–2021, USA. ' MET, College of Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907–2021, USA ' MET, College of Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907–2021, USA. ' MET, College of Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907–2021, USA

Abstract: The paper analyses ventilation system design considerations with respect to biological nanoparticle emissions for medical drilling applications into teeth and bones. The study evaluates several characteristics of a commercial laminar flow ventilation system to determine the effects of medical worker exposure in the breathing zone with and without the ventilation system.

Keywords: nanoparticles; ventilation; medical drilling; laminar flow; nanomanufacturing; nanotechnology; biological nanoparticle emissions; teeth drilling; bone drilling; worker exposure; breathing zone; health and safety.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMR.2007.014643

International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 2007 Vol.2 No.2, pp.179 - 187

Available online: 21 Jul 2007 *

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