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Environmental monitoring of airborne nanoparticles

Morawska, Lidia, Wang, Hao, Ristovski, Zoran, Jayaratne, Rohan, Johnson, Graham R., Cheung, Hing Cho, Ling, Xuan, & He, Congrong (2009) Environmental monitoring of airborne nanoparticles. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 11, pp. 1758-1773.

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Abstract

The aim of this work was to review the existing instrumental methods to monitor airborne nanoparticle in different types of indoor and outdoor environments in order to detect their presence and to characterise their properties. Firstly the terminology and definitions used in this field are discussed, which is followed by a review of the methods to measure particle physical characteristics including number concentration, size distribution and surface area. An extensive discussion is provided on the direct methods for particle elemental composition measurements, as well as on indirect methods providing information on particle volatility and solubility, and thus in turn on volatile and semivolatile compounds of which the particle is composed. A brief summary of broader considerations related to nanoparticle monitoring in different environments concludes the paper.

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ID Code: 28327
Item Type: Review
Keywords: nanoparticles, particle physical characterisation, elemental composition, monitoring
DOI: 10.1039/b912589m
ISSN: 1464-0325
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > OTHER PHYSICAL SCIENCES (029900) > Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified (029999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > ATOMIC MOLECULAR NUCLEAR PARTICLE AND PLASMA PHYSICS (020200) > Particle Physics (020203)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100) > Atmospheric Aerosols (040101)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 The Royal Society of Chemistry
Deposited On: 30 Oct 2009 11:32
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:07

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