A Golden Ticket to Future Occupational and Environmental Health Monitoring
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AFB United States
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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.
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