Accession Number : ADA553534


Title :   Fugitive Dust Emissions: Development of a Real-time Monitor


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 2010-May 2011


Corporate Author : CLARKSON UNIV POTSDAM NY


Personal Author(s) : Holsen, Thomas M ; Dhaniyala, Suresh ; Hopke, Philip K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a553534.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : Current efforts to study fugitive dust (FD) are hampered by the lack of an effective, real-time instrument to measure the broad range of particle sizes that make up FD. To meet this need the overall objective of this project was to develop and evaluate a novel instrument capable of measuring, in real-time, ambient concentrations of particles between approximately 2 and 100 m. This new instrument consisted of a new large particle inlet (LPI) combined with a commercially available particle spectrometer (Droplet Measurement Technology FM-100). The specific objectives of this work were to characterize this new instrument (LPI- FM-100) in a series of laboratory, wind-tunnel and field experiments and compare its performance to traditional, commercially available samplers. The LPI-FM-100 should be able to classify particles into 20 size bins with mean bin sizes between 4 and 73 m. The instrument should measure a broader range of particle sizes than with those obtained using other techniques to measure large particles.


Descriptors :   *DUST , AEROSOLS , EMISSION , INSTRUMENTATION , MONITORING , PARTICULATES


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE