An EP-SAW for measurements of particulate matter in ambient air

Stanley, Simon, McHale, Glen, Newton, Michael, Percival, Carl and Evans, Carl (2005) An EP-SAW for measurements of particulate matter in ambient air. Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 20 (1). pp. 3-7. ISSN 1058-9759

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In this article we demonstrate the feasibility of combining the two proven technologies of electrostatic precipitators (EP) and surface acoustic wave devices (SAW) for real time applications in particulate monitoring. A plastic cyclone (Higgins-Dewell), used for personal respirable dust sampling, has been modified to include an ionizing source and a Rayleigh SAW device with biased collection plate in place of the usual filter. The flow rate of the air through the cyclone allows size selectivity of particulate matter and we present data showing the effect of the collection plate bias of the collection efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: electrostatic precipitators, surface acoustic wave, Rayleigh SAW, particulate, sensor
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
F300 Physics
F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Glen McHale
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2012 10:14
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:06

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