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Size-fractionating aerosol generator.

Authors
Pilacinski-W; Ruuskanen-J; Chen-CC; Pan-MJ; Willeke-K
Source
Aerosol Sci Tech 1990; 13(4):450-458
NIOSHTIC No.
00199697
Abstract
An effective method was developed for the production of aerosols of desired concentration and size distribution. The method combined a pneumatic nebulizer with a solid plate as well as a virtual impaction stage, all operated by the same adjustable air flow rate, but each individually adjusted: gas to liquid flow rate ratio for the nebulizer, nozzle width for the impactor and small aerosol flow to total air flow rate ratio for the virtual impactor. The size fractionating aerosol generator was compact and easy to maintain. Its output could be tailored to give narrow aerosol size distributions of submicrometer or supermicrometer size or it could give wide, bimodel aerosol size distributions with emphasis on aerosols at either end of the size spectrum. A size distribution with a model in the supermicrometer range was obtained by drastically reducing the concentration of the smaller ones. Single particle optical counters require a low concentration of submicrometer particles, while photometers may be used on high concentrations of submicrometer particles.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Respirators; Airborne-particles; Aerosol-particles; Air-sampling; Aerosol-sampling; Aerosol-generators
Contact
Environmental Health University of Cincinnati Dept of Environmental Health Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
CODEN
ASTYDQ
Publication Date
19900101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
981435.00
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-01301
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0278-6826
Priority Area
Respirator Research; Respirators
Source Name
Aerosol Science and Technology
State
OH
Performing Organization
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
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