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The effect of charge on ultrafine particle deposition : an experimental pilot study

Guo, Lingli, Morawska, Lidia, Johnson, Graham, Jayaratne, Rohan, & Hofmann, Werner (2012) The effect of charge on ultrafine particle deposition : an experimental pilot study. In European Aerosol Conference 2012, 2-7 September 2012, Parque de las Ciencias, Granada, Spain.

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Abstract

Eepidemiological studies have linked exposure to ultrafine particles (UFPs, <100 nm) to a variety of adverse health effects. To understand the mechanisms behind these effects, it is essential to measure aerosol deposition in the human respiratory tract. Electrical charge is a very important property as it may increase the particle deposition in human respiratory tract (Melanderi et al., 1983). However, the effect of charge on UFP deposition has seldom been investigated. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of charge on UFP deposition in human lung, by conducting a pilot study using a tube-based experimental system.

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ID Code: 54119
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: ultrafine particles, charged particles, lung deposition, air quality
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Monitoring (050206)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Authors
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2012 23:29
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2012 08:00

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