Calibration of the electrical aerosol analyzer at subambient pressures

Francisco J. Romay, David Y.H. Pui, Benjamin Y.H. Liu, Ronald W. Goles

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Abstract

A commercial Electrical Aerosol Analyzer (EAA, TSI Inc. model 3030) was calibrated experimentally at three subambient pressures (i. e., 0.901, 0.878, and 0.853 atm). Each calibration resulted in a 19 × 11 response matrix and a size dependent sensitivity curve \documentclass{article}\pagestyle{empty}\begin{document}$ \left({\frac{{pA}}{{{\# \mathord{\left/ {\vphantom {\# {cm^3}}} \right. \kern-\nulldelimiterspace} {cm^3}}}}} \right) $\end{document}. The results of the calibration were incorporated into a data reduction computer program for size distribution inversion. The accuracy of the calibration was tested by measuring the size distribution of a NaCl polydisperse aerosol at the three subambient pressures. All the tests gave good agreement in the inverted mean geometric diameter and geometric standard deviation of the aerosol number size distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-165
Number of pages7
JournalParticle & Particle Systems Characterization
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1994

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