Product testing & simulations

Nanoparticles have been implemented more frequently in commercial products. During the life cycle of these products, nanoparticle release can be caused by actions such as folding, breaking, drilling, cutting, sanding etc. At VITO we assess the safety of these products by simulating treatments in our particle-free test chambers combined with aerosol measurements.


Product Release

  • Suspensions
    • Sonication
    • Spraying
    • Spilling
  • Coatings
    • Weak abrasion process
    • Sanding
  • Composites
    • Cutting
    • Drilling
    • Milling

Process Release

  • Milling, grinding, sieving
  • Bag emptying and filling
  • Tailor made testing

State-of-the-art equipment for physicochemical characterisation of nano-aerosols

Several particle free test chambers for product safety and industrial process handling simulations, ranging from small to large volumes


Nanoparticle release potential in particle-free test chambers

  • Product testing, e.g. abrasion, drilling, spray
  • Process simulation, e.g. bag emptying, sieving

Our expert

Evelien Frijns, MSc

Research Scientist
+32 14 33 53 67