Risk Assessment of Nanocarbon Materials Using a Multi-Criteria Method Based on Analytical Hierarchy Process

Author(s): Guilherme Frederico Bernardo Lenz e Silva, Robert Hurt

Journal Name: Current Bionanotechnology (Discontinued)

Volume 2 , Issue 2 , 2016

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Risk assessment and risk analysis are essential tools to improve safety when dealing with nanomaterials. The concern about issues of nanoparticles has been growing over the last decade. Uncertainties, few toxicological data and reliable occupational exposure limits (permissible or recommended) combined with the increasing amount of new chemicals and materials on nanoscale level demand new approaches, particularly regarding safety and environmental risk management. Quantitative and qualitative tools to manage risks are essential to provide a better safe workplace. In this work, a multicriteria method (AHP – Analytical Hierarchy Process) was used to create a new approach to deal with increasing complexity of risk assessment of nanocarbon materials.

Keywords: AHP, risk assessment, nanotechnology, nanocarbons, MCDA, health, safety, environment.

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Year: 2016
Published on: 04 January, 2017
Page: [106 - 111]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/2213529402666160601123940
Price: $58

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