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Polymer Nanocomposite Process Equipment Cleanup Controls

Operation

Post operation clean-up of polymer nanocomposite process equipment

Controls

  • Damp laboratory wipes shall be used to minimize particulate generation
  • Latex or nitrile clean room gloves
    • Contaminated gloves must be disposed of in the same closed receptacle
  • Laboratory wipes shall be disposed of in closed receptacles that are in a ventilated enclosure
  • If the nanocomposites were processed at high temperatures, more conservative controls should be employed in case nanoparticles were freed in the process. These should include:
    • Respiratory
    • Gloves
    • Goggles or glasses

Alternatively, Control Banding may be employed when more is known about material reactivity, exposure duration and material state.

Material Specific Controls