Accession Number : AD1040796


Title :   A Golden Ticket to Future Occupational and Environmental Health Monitoring


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AFB United States


Personal Author(s) : Weaver,Benjamin C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1040796.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 64


Abstract : This research paper evaluates the possibility of nanoparticle detection technology as a superior replacement to, or augmentation of, conventional occupational and environmental health exposure monitoring for the US Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineering career field as a reusable platform for simultaneous detection of multiple hazards and hazard classes based on sensitivity, selectivity, and real-time monitoring capability in atmospheric and aqueous environments that would be acceptable by regulatory agencies. Although research evaluated did not meet all criteria established, results reported in two broad categories of optical (colorimetric) and electrochemical nanotechnology suggests that a hybridized platform of conventional collection methods and new technology could serve as an interim system to significantly improve detection capability while nanotechnology detection is developed further to meet all required criteria.


Descriptors :   occupational safety and health , environmental monitoring , nanoparticles , HAZARDS , detectors , nanotechnology , exposure (physiology) , environmental exposure , literature surveys , CONTAMINATION , COLORIMETRIC ANALYSIS , ELECTROCHEMISTRY , Volatile Organic Compounds , GASES , metals


Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE