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Development of New Personal Aerosol Samples.


PB2003103820

Publication Date 2003
Personal Author Vincent, J. H.; Palk, S. Y.; Evans, D. E.
Page Count 104
Abstract Aerosol samplers are important to industrial hygiene through their role in the measurement (and hence regulation) of workers' exposures to airborne particles. New health-related, particle size-selective aerosol standards require that such measurement should reflect the true physical nature of human exposure; that is, the manner in which they are inhaled and penetrate into the respiratory tract. This, in turn, has stimulated the search for new generations of practical sampling devices. The primary broad objective of the proposed research was therefore to apply knowledge gained in previous research to the development of new small-scale, user-friendly personal aerosol sampling systems. More specifically the authors set out to (1) develop and use new knowledge of the theory of aerosol sampling to design new personal samplers for the inhalable aerosol fraction that are small, lightweight, convenient to use; (2) build a prototype inhalable aerosol sampler and test it for relevant conditions in the wind tunnel; and (3) test new samplers in actual workplaces.
Keywords
  • Aerosol monitoring
  • Air samplers
  • Personnel monitoring
  • Occupational exposure
  • Airborne particles
  • Particulates
  • Design
  • Samplers
  • Aerosols
  • Prototypes
  • Field tests
  • Inhalable aerosol samplers
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Applied Research and Technology.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 200315
Development of New Personal Aerosol Samples.
Development of New Personal Aerosol Samples.
PB2003103820

  • Aerosol monitoring
  • Air samplers
  • Personnel monitoring
  • Occupational exposure
  • Airborne particles
  • Particulates
  • Design
  • Samplers
  • Aerosols
  • Prototypes
  • Field tests
  • Inhalable aerosol samplers
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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