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Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process. (2020)
Thesis
STAROST, K.J. 2020. Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Polymer nanocomposites are becoming established widely across the industry due to (among other reasons) their lightweight performance advantages, and ability to meticulously target material properties with great control and precision. Despite the ben... Read More about Assessment of nanoparticle emission of polypropylene, polyester and epoxy nanocomposites during automated drilling process..

The influence of graphene oxide on nanoparticle emissions during drilling of graphene/epoxy carbon-fiber reinforced engineered nanomaterials. (2020)
Journal Article
STAROST, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2020. The influence of graphene oxide on nanoparticle emissions during drilling of graphene/epoxy carbon-fiber reinforced engineered nanomaterials. Atmosphere [online], 11(6), article number 573. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos11060573

Graphene oxide (GO) nanoparticles are increasingly being used to tailor industrial composites. However, despite the advantages, GO has shown conceivable health risks and toxicity to humans and the environment if released. This study investigates the... Read More about The influence of graphene oxide on nanoparticle emissions during drilling of graphene/epoxy carbon-fiber reinforced engineered nanomaterials..

Particle emission measurements in three scenarios of mechanical degradation of polypropylene-nanoclay nanocomposites. (2020)
Journal Article
BLAZQUEZ, M., MARCHANTE, V., GENDRE, L., STAROST, K., NJUGUNA, J., SCHUTZ, J.A., LACAVE, J.M., EGIZABAL, A., ELIZETXEA, C. and CAJARAVILLE, M.P. 2020. Particle emission measurements in three scenarios of mechanical degradation of polypropylene-nanoclay nanocomposites. Journal of aerosol science [online], 150, article ID 105629. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaerosci.2020.105629

Researchers and legislators have both claimed the necessity to standardize the exposure assessment of polymer nanocomposites throughout their life cycle. In the present study we have developed and compared three different and independent operational... Read More about Particle emission measurements in three scenarios of mechanical degradation of polypropylene-nanoclay nanocomposites..