Know the Air you Breathe

Introducing DustCount

Nanozen’s family of DustCount products provide the advanced features required to support real-time personal aerosol monitoring in a lightweight, wearable, easy to use package. The DustCount enables Industrial Hygienists to use its real-time mass concentration, particle concentration, and size distribution data to determine whether a worker is being exposed to dangerous levels of silica. With the built-in filter cassette, Hygienists can correlate the real-time data using standard method gravimetric analysis and/or composition analysis without the need for an external pump and filter.

Hygienists have used DustCount real-time data, and filter analysis results to…

  • enhance discussions on aerosol exposure issues with senior management
  • graphically demonstrate dangerous areas to workers
  • verify if mitigation systems or processes are working effectively, lower costs by focusing on problem areas identified by real-time accurate air measurements

Solutions for All Industries

Our DustCount products are utilized globally today across a broad range of industries and applications. Whether you need a PM 2.5, respirable/PM4, or PM 10 monitor Nanozen has a solution for you. Click the icons below to learn more.

Mining

Silica and/or coal dust can cause long-term health issues for workers such as cancer, pneumoconiosis and coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.

Construction

Many activities in construction can cause dust creation including demolition, excavation, drilling, cutting concrete , sandblasting, aggregate transportation and woodwork.

Environmental

Many countries, states/provinces and local governments around the world have implemented air quality standards for protection of their citizens as well as the surrounding environment.

Pharmaceutical

Many API’s and PI’s have extremely low OEL’s that must be monitored to protect operators from exposure to various hazardous substances.

Oil & Gas

Dust can be generated during well drilling or fracking, product delivery, refining and even oilsands operations and can impact the long-term health of workers at these sites.

Factories

Silica dust occurs in manufacturing plants producing cement, glass, stone, brick, ceramics, porcelain or when using sand blasting methods.

Foundries

Dangerous silica dust can be generated in a variety of foundry activities including casting, pouring, de-molding, cast finishing, sand blasting, and cleaning the floors.

Forestry / Wildfire

The smoke and airborne particulate from widlfires brings dangerous health risks for workers in the smoke-shadow that don’t normally wear Personal Protection Equipment on the job.

Dust Monitoring Peer-Reviewed Study

A Health Canada report examines talcum powder applications and studies the efficacy of real-time dust monitors for monitoring and mitigating exposure risks.

 

 

Nanozen’s DustCount is a powerful and easy to use tool that helped pinpoint where our real silica issues lay. The real-time data we collected was essential to show process errors that would have otherwise resulted in $300,000 in blast unit repairs.

Brian Harms, P.E., CIH

Project Manager, TRC Environmental Corp.

Teck Case Study - Real-Time Monitoring Inside Haul Truck Cabs

Learn how Teck is using Nanozen’s cutting-edge dust monitoring technology and making data-driven decisions to reduce employee dust exposure, and improve occupational health and safety.