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Open Access Simultaneous Use of Polystyrene Latex Particles of Different Sizes to Evaluate Performance of a Cyclone and Impactor

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Monodisperse and polydisperse aerosols were produced to evaluate the effect of particle size on cyclone and impactor performance. Monodisperse aerosols were generated from polystyrene latex and divinylbenzene particles. Polystyrene aerosols were also generated by mixing several monodisperse aerosols of different sizes.

The mixture ratio of monodisperse aerosols was found by trial and error to generate polydisperse aerosols. Generated polydisperse aerosols had multimodal aerosol size distribution, which had the same peak point as shown in the size distribution of monodisperse particles. The results show the collection efficiency curves of a cyclone and impactor, when generating monodisperse particles were coherent with those for polydisperse ones. Our findings show that the size distribution and the size range of test aerosols can be easily determined by mixing monodisperse particles of known particle sizes, using a time saving procedure.

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Publication date: 2002-10-01

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