DETERMINATION OF THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF AEROSOLS COLLECTED BY ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATION
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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An electrostatic airborne radioactivity collector EARC-I is analyzed to determine what correla tion exists between the manner in which it actu ally collects atmospheric aerosols and the theo retical model previously established. Size-dis tributions of aerosols with radii in the range of 1.0 to 10.0 microns are determined by optical microscopic analysis of particulate matter collec ted at nine locations along the collection plates of the precipitator. Theoretical size-distribu tions are calculated for the same locations based on the IBM 7090 solution of theoretical equations describing the charging processes in EARC-I. It is concluded that EARC-I does collect particles roughly in accordance with the theore tical model.
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