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Calibration of dual-inlet cyclones for "respirable" mass sampling.

Authors
Lippman-M; Chan-TL
Source
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1974 Apr; 35(4):189-200
NIOSHTIC No.
00024073
Abstract
Four commercial stainless steel cyclones are evaluated for use as precollectors in two stage respirable dust samplers according to calibration requirements based on specific size versus efficiency criteria, as established by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACIGH). The measurement criteria are a result of the finding that respirable dust penetration into the nonciliated portions of the lung is the causal factor in pneumoconiosis development. All of the cyclones tested closely simulate the ACGIH sampler acceptance curve at a particular flow rate.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-71-0048; Instrumentation; Lung-irritants; Dust-collectors; Classification-methods; Measurement; Sampling; Airborne-dust; Particulates; Air-quality-control
CODEN
AIHAAP
Publication Date
19740401
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-099-71-0048
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0002-8894
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
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