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Main Title Development of a charged grid sensor for airborne carbon fibers /
Author Salmirs, Seymour.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Schrader, J.
Butterfield, A.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600-S3-82-086
OCLC Number 454286952
Subjects Carbon fibers ; Air--Pollution ; Electric power transmission
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-S3-82-086 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/14/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S3-82-086 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
Collation 3, [1] pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Caption title. "Dec. 1982." At head of title: Project summary. "EPA/600-S3-82-086."
Contents Notes
This development project addresses the sensing and measurement of carbon fibers moving in ventilating ducts or exhaust stacks of incinerators. The sensor system employs a series of five electrically charged grids with different grid spacings for sensing fibers, determining their lengths, and presenting a count of the fibers detected. The system senses carbon fibers shorter than 0.1 mm moving at velocities from 2 to 4 m/s and measures fiber populations of up to 100 fibers/m3 in each of five lengths ranging from 0.1 mm to 1.5 mm. Areas requiring further development are identified, as are design requirements, alternative materials and fabrication techniques for producing a unit to be evaluated in a field test. In a companion development project, a mobile flow test facility was produced for evaluating and calibrating instrumentation to measure fibrous aerosols.