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Main Title Application of pollution prevention techniques to reduce indoor air emissions from aerosol consumer products
Author Bayer, C. W. ; Browner, R. A. ; Ho, S. ; Christianson, L. L. ; Zhao, L. Y.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bayer, Charlene W.
CORP Author Georgia Tech Research Inst., Atlanta. Electro-Optics Environment and Materials Lab. ;Illinois Univ. at Urbana-Champaign.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Publisher National Risk Managment Research Laboratory,
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA 600/R-01/039; PB2001107254
Stock Number PB2001-107254
OCLC Number 50845958
Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Aerosol propellants
Additional Subjects Indoor air pollution ; Consumer products ; Aerosols ; Speed indicators ; Pollution prevention ; Measurements ; Chemicals ; Particles ; Mass spectroscopy ; Spraying ; Stationary sources
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600/R-01-039 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/25/2002
NTIS  PB-2001-107254 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 78 . ill., charts ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a research project to develop tools and methodologies to measure aerosol chemical and particle dispersion through space. These tools can be used to devise pollution prevention strategies that could reduce occupant chemical exposures and guide manufacturers in formulating more efficacious products. The researchers built an Aerosol Mass Spectral Interface (AMSI), which is interfaced with a mass spectrometer (MS), that chemically characterizes aerosol consumer products as they move through space. They also developed techniques for measuring aerosol movement indoors by tracking particle size changes via particle velocity measurements using particle image velocimetry (PIV). The AMSI was designed, constructed, and optimized to transfer a focused beam of aerosol particles into a MS for chemical analysis. Experiments showed that the AMSI can quantitatively detect compositional changes as the aerosol moves through space. These data provide important information for formulating aerosol consumer products for pollution prevention strategies. The PIV system demonstrated a correlation between the material properties of the aerosol components and the spray patterns. The model can be used to help develop pollution prevention strategies.
Includes bibliographical references ( . 74-76)