Mining Publication: Laboratory Comparison of New High Flow Rate Respirable Size-Selective Sampler

Original creation date: October 2018

Authors: T Lee, A Thorpe, E Cauda, L Tipton, WT Sanderson, A Echt

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - December 2018

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20052316

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Oct; 15(10):755-765

A newly developed high flow rate respirable size-selective cyclone sampler (GK4.162—also known as the Respirable Air Sampling Cyclone Aluminum Large (RASCAL)) was calibrated to determine its optimum operating flow rate. The Health and Safety Laboratory in the United Kingdom and two laboratories from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in the United States conducted experiments using two different methods: (1) polydisperse aerosol and time-of-flight direct reading instrument (Aerodynamic Particle Sizer (APS)) and (2) monodisperse aerosol and APS. The measured performance data for the cyclone was assessed against the international respirable convention using the bias map approach. Although the GK4.162 cyclone was tested using different aerosols and detection methods, the results from the three laboratories were generally similar. The recommended flow rate based on the agreement of results from the laboratories was 9.0L/min.

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Peer Reviewed Journal Article - December 2018

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20052316

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Oct; 15(10):755-765


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