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Polystyrene Latex Aerosol: Not Necessarily Monodispersed.
Technical rept. Apr-Jul 84,
CHEMICAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The use of polystyrene latex PSL spheres as a monodispersed aerosol from atomization of the suspension was examined. The PSL was used to verify the performance characteristics of an electrostatic aerosol classifier. Problems encountered with the monodispersity of the aerosol due to particle aggregates, suspension residue, drying of the atomized spheres, and particulate impurities in the distilled water used for dilution were examined. The causes of these problems are presented and their previous history in the scientific literature shown.
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