Fugitive Dust Emissions: Development of a Real-time Monitor
Final rept. Feb 2010-May 2011
CLARKSON UNIV POTSDAM NY
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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.