Chapter 15. The Sampling of Aerosols: Principles and Methods

  1. Kerry Gardiner BSc, PhD, Dip. Occup. Hyg., FFOH1,2 and
  2. J. Malcolm Harrington CBE, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCP, FFOMI, MFPH, FMedSci3
  1. David Mark

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch15

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

How to Cite

Mark, D. (2008) The Sampling of Aerosols: Principles and Methods, in Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition (eds K. Gardiner and J. M. Harrington), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Occupational Health, the Medical School, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

  2. 2

    International Occupational Health Ltd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Emeritus Professor of Occupational Medicine, the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106214

Online ISBN: 9780470755075

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Keywords:

  • sampling;
  • fibrous aerosols;
  • filters;
  • pumps;
  • bioaerosols

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Health-related aerosol sampling criteria

  • Sampling strategy

  • The basics of an aerosol sampling system

  • Practical samplers for inhalable aerosol

  • Practical samplers for respirable aerosol

  • Practical samplers for respirable aerosol

  • Practical samplers for thoracic aerosol

  • Multifraction samplers

  • Investigational instruments

  • Errors involved in taking an aerosol sample

  • Special problems

  • Future developments

  • References

  • Further reading