Characteristics and Sampling Efficiencies of Aerosol Samplers Manufactured by Mesosystem Technology, Inc.
Final rept. May-Jul 2002
EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DIR
Pagination or Media Count:
Characteristics and sampling efficiencies of five aerosol samplers designed and built by MesoSyetem Technology, Incorporated Kennewick, WA were determined. The samplers tested were three BioCaptureTM BT-550 samplers, one MicroVICTM concentrator connected to a filter MV-F, and one MicroVICTM concentrator connected to an SKC BioSampler MV-SKC. Monodisperse fluorescent oleic acid particles and monodisperse fluorescent polystyrene latex particles were used in the tests. The analysis was by fluorometry. The results showed that all samplers had a peak sampling efficiency for 2-micrometers particles. The average peak sampling efficiencies of the samplers BT-550, MV-F, and MV-SKC were 38, 63, and 27, respectively.
- Physical Chemistry
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare