Filtration standard for airborne nanoparticles (Contact Prof. Dr. J. Wang)
Concerns have been raised on the potential negative effects of nanoparticles on environment and human health. Filtration is one of the most effective ways of mitigation release of nanoparticles into the environment and exposure to human. Filtration testing for nanoparticles, especially those down to single-digit nanometers, is a challenging task which necessitates generation of a large amount of exceedingly small particles, and accurate sizing and quantification of such particles. Jing Wang is the project leader for “Methodology to Determine Effectiveness of Filtration Media against Nanoparticles in the Size Range of 3 to 500 Nanometer” funded by the European Commission in the frame of mandate M/461 "Standardisation activities regarding nanotechnologies and nanomaterials". Other partners of the project include University of Minnesota, USA; Politecnico di Torino, Italy; Camfil Company, Sweden and Unifil Company, Switzerland.