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Main Title Feasibility study for an asbestos aerosol monitor /
Author Detenbeck, Robert W.
CORP Author Vermont Univ., Burlington. Dept. of Physics.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA/600/2-80/200; EPA-R-804562
Stock Number PB81-120800
Subjects Asbestos--United States. ; Aerosols.
Additional Subjects Monitors ; Asbestos ; Aerosols ; Particles ; Air pollution ; Feasibility ; Light scattering ; Diffraction ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Industrial hygiene ; Public health ; Air pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-120800 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 143 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The feasibility of discriminating and counting asbestos-fiber aerosol particles by means of their shapes, using a two-detector, optical, aerosol counter was determined. The assymmetry of their optical diffraction patterns would distinguish fibers from other, more regular aerosol particles. A laboratory prototype was designed, constructed, tested, modified and retested. The feasibility of counting fibers by means of their optical diffraction patterns, using two detectors, was demonstrated. In the latest version the aerosol fibers were aligned by a combination of fluid-velocity-gradient and electric fields. A description of the latest version, its capabilities and limitations, and a theoretical model of the alignment process are presented.
Caption title. "December 1980." "EPA-600/2-80-200." Microfiche.