Identifying nanomaterials (NMs) according to European Union legislation is challenging, as there is an enormous variety of materials, with different physico-chemical properties. The NanoDefiner Framework and its Decision Support Flow Scheme (DSFS) allow choosing the optimal method to measure the particle size distribution by matching the material properties and the performance of the particular measurement techniques. The DSFS leads to a reliable and economic decision whether a material is an NM or not based on scientific criteria and respecting regulatory requirements.
Mech, A., Wohlleben, W., Ghanem, A., Hodoroaba, V.-D., Weigel, S., Babick, F., Brüngel, R., Friedrich, Ch. M., Rasmussen, K., Rauscher, H., Nano or Not Nano? A Structured Approach for Identifying Nanomaterials According to the European Commission’s Definition. Small 2020, 16, 2002228.
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