The utility of using matched weight PVC filters during air sampling for particulates
AuthorNordstrom, Jeanne McDonald
AdvisorClayton, J. W.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractMatched weight polyvinyl chloride (PVC) filters are currently available for use in total dust air sampling. This paper studies the utility of employing two superimposed filters in a cassette. Cassettes containing "paired" PVC filters were employed, in the same way matched weight filters would be used, during side by side sampling studies with cassettes housing single PVC filters, to determine whether the presence of two filters in a cassette presented problems during sampling. The effects of dust type, particle breakthrough, moisture concentration, and increased pressure drop from the addition of a second filter were studied. The presence of static electricity between filter pairs was also noted. Under recommended loading conditions "paired" filters seemed to perform as well as single filters in all aspects studied. Due to large filter weight variations found within individual batches of PVC filters, randomly selected filter pairs should not be used as actual matched weight filters.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Pharmacology and Toxicology