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Title: Breathing zone air sampler

Abstract

A sampling apparatus is provided which comprises a sampler for sampling air in the breathing zone of a wearer of the apparatus and a support for the sampler preferably in the form of a pair of eyeglasses. The sampler comprises a sampling assembly supported on the frame of the eyeglasses and including a pair of sample transport tubes which are suspended, in use, centrally of the frame so as to be disposed on opposite sides of the nose of the wearer and which each include an inlet therein that, in use, is disposed adjacent to a respective nostril of the nose of the wearer. A filter holder connected to sample transport tubes supports a removable filter for filtering out particulate material in the air sampled by the apparatus. The sample apparatus is connected to a pump for drawing air into the apparatus through the tube inlets so that the air passes through the filter.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Bethel Park, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP
OSTI Identifier:
867079
Patent Number(s):
4858476
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) BAPL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-76PN00014
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
breathing; zone; air; sampler; sampling; apparatus; provided; comprises; wearer; support; preferably; form; pair; eyeglasses; assembly; supported; frame; including; sample; transport; tubes; suspended; centrally; disposed; opposite; nose; inlet; therein; adjacent; respective; nostril; filter; holder; connected; supports; removable; filtering; particulate; material; sampled; pump; drawing; tube; inlets; passes; sample transport; transport tube; air sampler; disposed adjacent; particulate material; air sample; sampling apparatus; sampler comprises; zone air; breathing zone; air passes; sample apparatus; drawing air; filter holder; sampling air; removable filter; tubes support; /73/351/

Citation Formats

Tobin, John. Breathing zone air sampler. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Tobin, John. Breathing zone air sampler. United States.
Tobin, John. Sun . "Breathing zone air sampler". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867079.
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title = {Breathing zone air sampler},
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abstractNote = {A sampling apparatus is provided which comprises a sampler for sampling air in the breathing zone of a wearer of the apparatus and a support for the sampler preferably in the form of a pair of eyeglasses. The sampler comprises a sampling assembly supported on the frame of the eyeglasses and including a pair of sample transport tubes which are suspended, in use, centrally of the frame so as to be disposed on opposite sides of the nose of the wearer and which each include an inlet therein that, in use, is disposed adjacent to a respective nostril of the nose of the wearer. A filter holder connected to sample transport tubes supports a removable filter for filtering out particulate material in the air sampled by the apparatus. The sample apparatus is connected to a pump for drawing air into the apparatus through the tube inlets so that the air passes through the filter.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

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