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Title: Apparatus for rapid measurement of aerosol bulk chemical composition

Abstract

An apparatus and method for continuous on-line measurement of chemical composition of aerosol particles with a fast time resolution are provided. The apparatus includes a modified particle size magnifier for producing activated aerosol particles and a collection device which collects the activated aerosol particles into a liquid stream for quantitative analysis by analytical methods. The method provided for on-line measurement of chemical composition of aerosol particles includes exposing aerosol carrying sample air to hot saturated steam thereby forming activated aerosol particles; collecting the activated aerosol particles by a collection device for delivery as a jet stream onto an impaction surface; flushing off the activated aerosol particles from the impaction surface into a liquid stream for delivery of the collected liquid stream to an analytical instrument for quantitative measurement.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. East Setauket, NY
  2. Atlanta, GA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874989
Patent Number(s):
6506345
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates (Upton, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; rapid; measurement; aerosol; bulk; chemical; composition; method; continuous; on-line; particles; fast; time; resolution; provided; modified; particle; size; magnifier; producing; activated; collection; device; collects; liquid; stream; quantitative; analysis; analytical; methods; exposing; carrying; sample; air; hot; saturated; steam; forming; collecting; delivery; jet; impaction; surface; flushing; collected; instrument; particle size; chemical composition; aerosol particle; /422/73/436/

Citation Formats

Lee, Yin-Nan E, and Weber, Rodney J. Apparatus for rapid measurement of aerosol bulk chemical composition. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Lee, Yin-Nan E, & Weber, Rodney J. Apparatus for rapid measurement of aerosol bulk chemical composition. United States.
Lee, Yin-Nan E, and Weber, Rodney J. Wed . "Apparatus for rapid measurement of aerosol bulk chemical composition". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874989.
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