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

[ Vol. 2 , Issue. 2 ]


Guilherme Frederico Bernardo Lenz e Silva and Robert Hurt   Pages 106 - 111 ( 6 )


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.


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


Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Polytechnic School - POLI, University of São Paulo, Av. Prof. Mello Moraes, 2463, ZIP code: 05535-060, São Paulo/SP, Brazil.

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