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Abstract

The awareness of health effects of ultra fine particles has increased the interest in particle size distributions and number concentrations of vehicle emissions. The measuring technique of these quantities have, however, not reached the quality level of total particulate mass measurements, which are routinely applied for emission tests according to current regulations. This report summarises the results of experiments that were made to analyse aspects of the performance and the correlation of different methods and instruments for size distribution measurements. A Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS), a second electrical mobility analyser and a Low Pressure Impactor (LPI) were used for comparative measurements. The particle sizing instruments and the system for sampling and dilution were tested using a graphite test aerosol and emissions of different vehicles and engines.

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Authors: SCHLEICHER A, University of Applied Sciences, Jena (DE);MAHIEU V, European Commission, Joint Research Council, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Emissions and Health Unit, Ispra (IT);DROSSINOS I, European Commission, Joint Research Council, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Emissions and Health Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20691 EN (2003), 55pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200316462 / Last updated on: 2003-07-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en