Measuring aerosol size distributions with the fast integrated mobility spectrometer.
Olfert-JS; Kulkarni-P; Wang-J
J Aerosol Sci 2008 Nov; 39(11):940-956
A fast integrated mobility spectrometer (FIMS) has been developed for rapid aerosol size distribution measurements including those aerosol with low particle number concentrations. In this work, an inversion routine has been developed for the FIMS and it is demonstrated that the FIMS can accurately measure aerosol size distributions. The inversion routine includes corrections for the particle residence time in the FIMS and other factors related to the width of the response (or transfer) function and multiple charging of particles. Steady-state size distributions measured with the FIMS compared well with those measured by a scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS). Experiments also show that the FIMS is able to capture the size distribution of rapidly changing aerosol populations. The total particle concentration integrated from distributions measured by the FIMS agrees well with simultaneous measurements by a condensation particle counter (CPC).
Laboratory-techniques; Laboratory-testing; Aerosol-particles; Aerosol-sampling; Aerosols; Particle-aerodynamics; Particle-counters; Particulate-sampling-methods; Air-quality-measurement; Air-quality-monitoring; Air-samples; Air-sampling-equipment; Air-sampling-techniques;
Author Keywords: Aerosol size distribution; Fast response; Electrical mobility; Fast integrated mobility spectrometer
Jian Wang, Atmospheric Sciences Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Building 815E, Upton, NY 11973
Journal of Aerosol Science