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Nanotechnology Standards

This page points to the standards that have been developed by Standard Developing Organizations, many of which have relevance to occupational safety. The business models of most of these organizations require the purchase of the standard documents. Therefore this site can only list the standards and point to the SDO site where the document is available for purchase. In some cases the document is available after you register on the site. Where permitted, the GoodNanoGuide will publish excerpts of standards but please do not copy and paste whole standards into the GoodNanoGuide without permission of the copyright holder.

ASME Existing Standards

  • ASME B46.1-2002: Surface Texture (Surface Roughness, Waviness, and Lay)


ASTM

Existing Standards Environment, Health, and Safety

  • E2524 – 08(2013) Standard Test Method for Analysis of Hemolytic Properties of Nanoparticles
  • E2525 – 08(2013) Standard Test Method for Evaluation of the Effect of Nanoparticulate Materials on the Formation of Mouse Granulocyte-Macrophage Colonies
  • E2526 – 08(2013) Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Cytotoxicity of Nanoparticulate Materials in Porcine Kidney Cells and Human Hepatocarcinoma Cells
  • E2535 – 07(2013) Standard Guide for Handling Unbound Engineered Nanoscale Particles in Occupational Settings

Informatics and Terminology

  • E2456 – 06(2012) Standard Terminology Relating to Nanotechnology
  • E2909 – 13 Standard Guide for Investigation/Study/Assay Tab-Delimited Format for Nanotechnologies (ISA-TAB-Nano): Standard File Format for the Submission and Exchange of Data on Nanomaterials and Characterizations

Physical and Chemical Characterization

  • E2490 – 09 Standard Guide for Measurement of Particle Size Distribution of Nanomaterials in Suspension by Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (PCS)
  • E2578 – 07(2012) Standard Practice for Calculation of Mean Sizes/Diameters and Standard Deviations of Particle Size Distributions
  • E2834 – 12 Standard Guide for Measurement of Particle Size Distribution of Nanomaterials in Suspension by Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA)
  • E2859 – 11 Standard Guide for Size Measurement of Nanoparticles Using Atomic Force Microscopy
  • E2864 – 13 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Airborne Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Surface Area Concentration in Inhalation Exposure Chambers using Krypton Gas Adsorption
  • E2865 – 12 Standard Guide for Measurement of Electrophoretic Mobility and Zeta Potential of Nanosized

BSI Existing Standards

IEEE Existing Standards

Standards under Development

ISO

An overview of standards in general and ISO/TC 299 Nanotechnologies given by Dr. Peter Hatto can be found here (requires Flash plugin).

Existing Standards

Standards Under Development

  • ISO/AWI TS 10797: Nanotubes — Use of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) in walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)
  • ISO/AWI TS 10798: Nanotubes — Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDXA) in the charaterization of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)
  • ISO/CD 10801: Nanotechnologies — Generation of nanoparticles for inhalation toxicity testing
  • ISO/CD 10808: Nanotechnologies — Monitoring nanoparticles in inhalation exposure chambers for inhalation toxicity testing
  • ISO/NP TS 10812: Nanotechnologies — Use of Raman spectroscopy in the characterization of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)
  • ISO/NP TS 10867: Nanotubes — Use of NIR-Photoluminescence (NIR-PL) Spectroscopy in the characterization of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)
  • ISO/NP TS 10868: Nanotubes — Use of UV-Vis-NIR absorption spectroscopy in the characterization of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)
  • ISO/AWI TS 10929: Measurement methods for the characterization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)
  • ISO/AWI TS 11251: Nanotechnologies — Use of evolved gas analysis-gas chromatograph mass spectrometry (EGA-GCMS) in the characterization of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)
  • ISO/AWI TS 11308: Nanotechnologies — Use of thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA) in the purity evaluation of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT)
  • ISO/AWI TS 11751: Terminology and definitions for carbon nanomaterials
  • ISO/AWI TR 11808: Nanotechnologies — Guidance on nanoparticle measurement methods and their limitations
  • ISO/AWI TR 11811: Nanotechnologies — Guidance on methods for nanotribology measurements
  • ISO/NP TS 11888: Determination of mesoscopic shape factors of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)
  • ISO/NP 11931-1: Nanotechnologies — Nano-calcium carbonate — Part 1: Characteristics and measurement methods
  • ISO/NP 11937-1: Nanotechnologies — Nano-titanium dioxide — Part 1: Characteristics and measurement methods
  • ISO/NP 12025: Nanomaterials — General framework for determining nanoparticle content in nanomaterials by generation of aerosols
  • ISO/NP TS 12144: Nanotechnologies — Core terms — Terminology and definitions
  • ISO/NP TS 12805: Nanomaterials — Guidance on specifying nanomaterials
  • ISO/NP TS 12808: Nanotechnology — Terminology for the bio-nano interface
  • ISO/NP TS 12843: Nanotechnologies — Terminology for medical, health and personal care applications
  • ISO/NP TS 12901: Nanotechnologies — Guidance on safe handling and disposal of manufactured nanomaterials
  • ISO/NP TS 12921: Nanotechnologies — Terminology and definitions for nanostructured materials
  • ISO/NP 13013: Nanotechnologies — Terminology for nanoscale measurement and instrumentation
  • ISO/CD 29701: Nanotechnologies — Endotoxin test on nanomaterial samples for in vitro systems

NIST Existing Standards