NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
Development and Fabrication of a Prototype Fibrous Aerosol Monitor (Fam).
For Reference Only At Bureau Libraries :79 pages
The objective of this program was to develop, design, fabricate, and laboratory test two prototype instruments capable of real-time selective detection and measurement of airborne fibrous-shaped particles. The operation of this fibrous aerosol monitor (fam) is based on the rotation imparted to the acicular particles by a rotating quadrupole electric field of the order of 3,000 v/cm. This field induces a dipole charge separation of the fibers and alines them with the applied field. The selective detection of the fibers is effected by synchronous detection of the resulting modulation of the light scattered from a continuous-wave, helium-neon laser beam by the rotating particles.
CP; Final Contract Report;
For Reference Only At Bureau Libraries
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division