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dc.contributor.authorKero, Ida
dc.contributor.authorJørgensen, Rikke Bramming
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016, 13 (9), .en_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to compare the applicability and the correlation between three commercially available instruments capable of detection, quantification, and characterization of ultrafine airborne particulate matter in the industrial setting of a tapping area in a silicon alloy production plant. The number concentration of ultrafine particles was evaluated using an Electric Low Pressure Impactor (ELPITM), a Fast Mobility Particle Sizer (FMPSTM), and a Condensation Particle Counter (CPC). The results are discussed in terms of particle size distribution and temporal variations linked to process operations. The instruments show excellent temporal covariation and the correlation between the FMPS and ELPI is good. The advantage of the FMPS is the excellent time- and size resolution of the results. The main advantage of the ELPI is the possibility to collect size-fractionated samples of the dust for subsequent analysis by, for example, electron microscopy. The CPC does not provide information about the particle size distribution and its correlation to the other two instruments is somewhat poor. Nonetheless, the CPC gives basic, real-time information about the ultrafine particle concentration and can therefore be used for source identification.en_US
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dc.subjectcondensation particle counteren_US
dc.subjectfast mobility particle sizeren_US
dc.subjectelectric low pressure impactoren_US
dc.subjectmobility diameteren_US
dc.subjectaerodynamic diameteren_US
dc.subjectairborne particulate matteren_US
dc.subjectsilica fumeen_US
dc.subjectelectric arc furnace tappingen_US
dc.titleComparison of Three Real-Time Measurement Methods for Airborne Ultrafine Particles in the Silicon Alloy Industryen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
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dc.source.journalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen_US

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