Developing Voluntary Safety Management Techniques for Carbon Nanomaterials (Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene)
Technology Research Association for Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (TASC)—a consortium of nine companies and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) —have developed voluntary safety management techniques for carbon nanomaterials under the project (no. P10024) “Innovative carbon nanotubes composite materials project toward achieving a low-carbon society”(FY2010-2016), which is commissioned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).
As a result, we have published following technical documents.
|General Procedures for Safety Tests on Carbon Nanomaterials Procedures for Sample Preparation, Characterization, In Vitro Cell-Based Assays, and Animal Tests on Carbon Nanomaterials (2017)||This document describes the procedures for in vitro cell-based assays and those animal tests that supplement in vitro cell-based assays as simple and rapid safety evaluation methods for voluntary safety controls.|
|Sample preparation and characterization for safety testing of carbon nanotubes, and in vitro cell-based assay (2014)||This document provides procedures for simple and rapid safety evaluations of in vitro cell-based assay.|
|Guide to Evaluating Emission and Exposure of Carbon Nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes and graphenes) (2018)||This guide is a revised version of “Guide to measuring airborne carbon nanotubes in workplaces (2013).” In this guide, the targets have been expanded from carbon nanotube (CNT) powder to their composites (and also to graphene). This new guide includes the available practical methods and case studies relevant to the measurement of airborne carbon nanomaterials emitted in processes such as machining, abrading, and crushing.|
|Guide to measuring airborne carbon nanotubes in workplaces (2013)||This document is a guide to measuring airborne carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in workplaces.|