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Rapid Determination of Analytical Aerosol Size Characteristics

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Abstract:

A method in which a cascade impactor is interfaced directly to an atomic absorption system to allow measurements of the masses of analyte associated with various droplet sizes is described. Data are presented which indicate that this measurement approach conveniently provides results equivalent to those obtained by the indirect protocol used by others [see M. S. Cresser and R. F. Browner, Spectrochim, Acta 35B, 73 (1980)] when a filter is used to collect the analyte transported through the impactor. In addition to saving analysis time while providing reliable results, the method is shown to prevent positive size measurement biases due to failure to collect aerosol not trapped by an impactor.

Keywords: Aerosol size; Atomic absorption spectroscopy; Flame spectroscopy

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1366/0003702864507602

Affiliations: 1: Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 2: Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523; present address: Chemagnetics Inc., 208 N. Commerce Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524 3: Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523; present address: Angus Chemical, 2910 MacArthur Blvd., North Brook, IL 60062

Publication date: November 1, 1986

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