December 19, 2007 — It is widely believed that potential risk associated with nanomaterials development requires a higher level of user and environmental protection. But possible hazards can be reduced through the use of good laboratory practices and engineering controls designed to minimize worker and environmental exposure, says Delp & Associates.
The company notes that material containment is a key factor in protecting users and the environment from accidental exposure. When mounted to standard laboratory vessels its Delp Mixer seals forvarying conditions such as moderate pressure or deep vacuum; allowing the fully contained mixing of nano-particles and blended materials. The mixer is designed to integrate with established products such as explosion-proof motors and clean room equipment, thus maximizing the advantages of established controls.
Delp Mixers are designed to be easy to use, assemble and maintain, can
be handled safely even in clean-room garments, and require no assembly tools which might perforate gloves and allow user contact with nanoparticles.