Aerosol Measurement: Principles, Techniques, and Applications / Edition 3

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Provides a solid grasp of measurement fundamentals as well as the most detailed treatment available of the latest aerosol measurement methods and applications.
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“… a most helpful reader and information source … well written and up-to-date…” (Environmental Geology, Vol. 46, No.1, July 2004)

"...sets out the fundamentals of measuring aerosols, presents details on specific instrumental measurement techniques, and survey applications in industrial hygiene and industrial aerosol processing. (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 4, December 2001)

"The aim of this book is to guide scientists and practitioners in the use of modern aerosol measurements and how to interpret their results...all of the chapters have been updated...and two new chapters...have been added." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 124, No. 18, 2002)

"...contains much of value even to the seasoned aerosol practitioner and I have no doubt that it will prove to be an extrememly valuable resource for many years to come..." (The Analyst, October 2002)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470387412
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/12/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 904
  • Sales rank: 880,683
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Klaus Willeke, Ph. D., was trained in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University and has been a Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati since 1981. He has authored or co-authored over 100 journal publications on the physical and biological aspects of aerosol generation, sampling and analysis. Several of the concepts generated in his Aerosol Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory have been incorporated into commercially available instruments. He is a consultant to major US companies and has lectured widely in America, Europe and Asia. About 30 scientists from other institutions have spent a year or more with him and his international team of researchers.

Paul A. Baron, Ph.D., is a Physical Scientist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Physical Sciences and Engineering Division. Currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association for Aerosol Research and Associated Editor of the Aerosol Science and Technology Journal, Dr. Baron has authored or co-authored over 60 publications involving fiber measurement or other aspects of aerosol science. The Outstanding Aerosol Paper Award from the Aerosol Technology Committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association was awarded to Dr. Baron in 1990 and 1993 and to Dr. Willeke in 1993 in 1993; they received the award jointly in 1992.

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Table of Contents

List of Principal Symbols
I Principles 1
1 Historical Aspects of Aerosol Measurements 3
2 Bridging Science and Application in Aerosol Measurement: Accessing Available Tools 31
3 Aerosol Fundamentals 45
4 Gas and Particle Motion 61
5 Physical and Chemical Changes in the Particulate Phase 83
6 Size Distribution Characteristics of Aerosols 99
7 An Approach to Performing Aerosol Measurements 117
II Techniques 141
8 Sampling and Transport of Aerosols 143
9 Filter Collection 197
10 Inertial, Gravitational, Centrifugal, and Thermal Collection Techniques 229
11 Chemical Analysis Methods for Atmospheric Aerosol Components 261
12 Analysis of Individual Collected Particles 295
13 Real-Time Single-Particle Analysis 365
14 Dynamic Mass and Surface Area Measurements 387
15 Optical Direct-Reading Techniques: Light Intensity Systems 419
16 Optical Direct-Reading Techniques: In Situ Sensing 455
17 Direct-Reading Techniques Using Particle Motion and Optical Detection 495
18 Electrical Techniques 537
19 Condensation Detection and Diffusion Size Separation Techniques 569
20 Electrodynamic Levitation of Particles 603
21 Instrument Calibration 627
22 Methods of Size Distribution Data Analysis and Presentation 667
III Applications 703
23 Nonspherical Particle Measurements: Shape Factors, Fractals, and Fibers 705
24 Biological Particle Sampling 751
25 Aerosol Measurement in the Workplace 779
26 Mine Aerosol Measurement 801
27 Ambient Air Sampling 821
28 Fugitive Dust Emissions 845
29 Indoor Aerosols and Exposure Assessment 859
30 Measurement of Aerosol from Aircraft 887
31 Measurement of High-Concentration and High-Temperature Aerosols 903
32 Manufacturing of Materials by Aerosol Processes 929
33 Aerosol Measurements in Cleanrooms 959
34 Radioactive Aerosols 979
35 Radon and Its Short-Lived Decay Product Aerosols 1011
36 Measurement of Pharmaceutical and Diagnostic Aerosols 1031
37 Inhalation Toxicology: Sampling Strategies Related to Control of Exposure Atmospheres 1053
App. A: Glossary of Terms 1065
App. B: Conversion Factors 1079
App. C: Commonly Used Constants 1081
App. D Some Properties of Air and Water 1083
App. E Major Dimensionless Numbers 1085
App. F Properties of Particles 1087
App. G Geometric Formulas 1089
App. H Bulk Densities of Some Common Aerosol Materials 1091
App. I Manufacturers and Suppliers 1093
Index 1111
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