An EP-SAW for measurements of particulate matter in ambient air

STANLEY, S.M., MCHALE, G., NEWTON, M.I., PERCIVAL, C.J. and EVANS, C.R., 2005. An EP-SAW for measurements of particulate matter in ambient air. Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 20 (1), pp. 3-7. ISSN 1058-9759

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In this article we demonstrate the feasibility of combining the two proven technologies of electrostatic precipitators (EP) and surface acoustic wave devices (SAW) for real time applications in particulate monitoring. A plastic cyclone (Higgins-Dewell), used for personal respirable dust sampling, has been modified to include an ionizing source and a Rayleigh SAW device with biased collection plate in place of the usual filter. The flow rate of the air through the cyclone allows size selectivity of particulate matter and we present data showing the effect of the collection plate bias of the collection efficiency.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation
Creators: Stanley, S.M., McHale, G., Newton, M.I., Percival, C.J. and Evans, C.R.
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Place of Publication: Abingdon
Date: 2005
Volume: 20
Number: 1
ISSN: 1058-9759
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:43
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:09

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