Samy Rengasamy

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Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Comparison of nanoparticle filtration performance of NIOSH-approved and CE-marked particulate filtering facepiece respirators
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, PO Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 53:117-28. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Total inward leakage of nanoparticles through filtering facepiece respirators
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, Technology Research Branch, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 55:253-63. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Nanoparticle penetration through filter media and leakage through face seal interface of N95 filtering facepiece respirators
    Samy Rengasamy
    Policy and Standard Development Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, PO Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 56:568-80. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Evaluation of the performance of the N95-companion: effects of filter penetration and comparison with other aerosol instruments
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 9:417-26. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Nanoparticle filtration performance of NIOSH-certified particulate air-purifying filtering facepiece respirators: evaluation by light scattering photometric and particle number-based test methods
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 9:99-109. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Evaluation of the filtration performance of NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirators by photometric and number-based test methods
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 8:23-30. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Simple respiratory protection--evaluation of the filtration performance of cloth masks and common fabric materials against 20-1000 nm size particles
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Technology Research Branch, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 54:789-98. 2010
  8. doi request reprint N95-companion measurement of cout/cin ratios for two n95 filtering facepiece respirators and one surgical mask
    Samy Rengasamy
    a National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Occup Environ Hyg 10:527-32. 2013
  9. pmc Development of a test system to evaluate procedures for decontamination of respirators containing viral droplets
    Evanly Vo
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:7303-9. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Nanoparticle filtration performance of filtering facepiece respirators and canister/cartridge filters
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 10:519-25. 2013

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Publications14

  1. doi request reprint Comparison of nanoparticle filtration performance of NIOSH-approved and CE-marked particulate filtering facepiece respirators
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, PO Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 53:117-28. 2009
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  2. doi request reprint Total inward leakage of nanoparticles through filtering facepiece respirators
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, Technology Research Branch, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 55:253-63. 2011
    ..Further studies on face seal leakage of nanoparticles for respirator users in workplaces are needed to better understand the respiratory protection against nanoparticle exposure...
  3. doi request reprint Nanoparticle penetration through filter media and leakage through face seal interface of N95 filtering facepiece respirators
    Samy Rengasamy
    Policy and Standard Development Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, PO Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 56:568-80. 2012
    ..Overall, the data obtained in the study suggest that good fitting respirators with lower filter penetration values would provide better protection against nanoparticles...
  4. doi request reprint Evaluation of the performance of the N95-companion: effects of filter penetration and comparison with other aerosol instruments
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 9:417-26. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Nanoparticle filtration performance of NIOSH-certified particulate air-purifying filtering facepiece respirators: evaluation by light scattering photometric and particle number-based test methods
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 9:99-109. 2012
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Evaluation of the filtration performance of NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirators by photometric and number-based test methods
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 8:23-30. 2011
    ..Filter penetrations can vary among workplaces with different particle size distributions, which suggests the need for the development of new or revised "more challenging" aerosol test methods for NIOSH certification of respirators...
  7. doi request reprint Simple respiratory protection--evaluation of the filtration performance of cloth masks and common fabric materials against 20-1000 nm size particles
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Technology Research Branch, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 54:789-98. 2010
    ..Results obtained in the study show that common fabric materials may provide marginal protection against nanoparticles including those in the size ranges of virus-containing particles in exhaled breath...
  8. doi request reprint N95-companion measurement of cout/cin ratios for two n95 filtering facepiece respirators and one surgical mask
    Samy Rengasamy
    a National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Occup Environ Hyg 10:527-32. 2013
    ..Further studies are needed to better understand the influence of filter media characteristics on the Companion measured Cout/Cin ratios. ..
  9. pmc Development of a test system to evaluate procedures for decontamination of respirators containing viral droplets
    Evanly Vo
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:7303-9. 2009
    ..20 J/cm(2); UV intensity, 0.4 mW/cm(2); contact times, > or =5 h), all MS2 was inactivated. These findings may lead to development of a standard method to test decontamination of respirators challenged by viral droplets...
  10. doi request reprint Nanoparticle filtration performance of filtering facepiece respirators and canister/cartridge filters
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 10:519-25. 2013
    ..Overall, the results obtained in the study suggest that MPPS should be considered as a key factor in the development of respirator standards and recommendations for protection against nanoparticles. ..
  11. doi request reprint Filtration performance of NIOSH-approved N95 and P100 filtering facepiece respirators against 4 to 30 nanometer-size nanoparticles
    Samy Rengasamy
    Technology ResearchBranch, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:556-64. 2008
    ..The filtration data for 4-30 nm monodisperse particles supports previous studies that indicate NIOSH-approved air-purifying respirators provide expected levels of filtration protection against nanoparticles...
  12. doi request reprint Evaluation of the survivability of MS2 viral aerosols deposited on filtering face piece respirator samples incorporating antimicrobial technologies
    Samy Rengasamy
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
    Am J Infect Control 38:9-17. 2010
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  13. doi request reprint A quantitative assessment of the total inward leakage of NaCl aerosol representing submicron-size bioaerosol through N95 filtering facepiece respirators and surgical masks
    Samy Rengasamy
    a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Occup Environ Hyg 11:388-96. 2014
    ..Filter efficiency of FFRs and SMs influenced the TIL at different flow rates and leak sizes. Overall, the data indicate that good fitting higher-efficiency FFRs may offer higher protection against submicron-size bioaerosols. ..
  14. pmc Development of a test system to apply virus-containing particles to filtering facepiece respirators for the evaluation of decontamination procedures
    Edward Fisher
    EG and G Technical Services, Inc, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:1500-7. 2009
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