Accession Number : ADB355647


Title :   Managing the Life Cycle Risks of Nanomaterials


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Jul 2008-15 Jul 2009


Corporate Author : CONCURRENT TECHNOLOGIES CORP JOHNSTOWN PA


Personal Author(s) : Lloyd, Shannon ; Scanlon, Kelly


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/b355647.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) nanotechnology research, development, test & evaluation (RDT&E) programs are exploiting unique properties found at the nanoscale to enhance war fighter and battle systems capabilities. These advances are expected to deliver beneficial technologies for military as well as human health, environmental, commercial, and industrial applications. However, unique properties and behavior found at the nanoscale may also introduce new risks. This report provides the Army with recommendations for evaluating and managing the potential life cycle risks of nanomaterials. The discussions and recommendations are intended to help the Army understand and minimize nanotechnology-related risks and liabilities while also maximizing opportunities associated with using nanomaterials. Since there are numerous nanomaterial types and variations that are likely to have both military and commercial applications, the discussion and recommendations are relevant not only to the Army, but also to the other Services and commercial users.


Descriptors :   *RISK MANAGEMENT , *NANOTECHNOLOGY , *SAFETY , NANOPARTICLES , LIFE CYCLES , POLICIES , REGULATIONS


Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Safety Engineering
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE