Particle Size Analysis in Industrial Hygiene - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126437508, 9780323141581

Particle Size Analysis in Industrial Hygiene

1st Edition

Authors: Leslie Silverman
eBook ISBN: 9780323141581
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 334
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Particle Size Analysis in Industrial Hygiene discusses technical information on particle properties, kinetic behavior, sampling instruments, and interpretation. This book is composed of seven chapters and is prepared by the American Industrial Hygiene Association for the Division of Technical Information, United States Atomic Energy Commission. This monograph is a part of the continuing effort of both organizations to extend the field of technical knowledge and safeguard the health and well-being of persons exposed to toxic or deleterious material. After briefly discussing the fundamental physics and chemistry of aerosol systems, the book goes on describing the analytical methods and instruments for particle size analysis. Such methods include direct and indirect sampling methods as well as automatic counting and sizing instruments. Specific methods considered include sieve analysis, optical and electron microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. A chapter on particle size interpretation and representation with the use of applied mathematical statistics concepts is also provided. This book also covers a general discussion on typical applications of particle size analysis to industrial hygiene, radiation protection, air pollution control, industrial toxicology, and related areas. This book is an invaluable source for industrial hygienists and to those working in the many disciplines dealing with particle behavior.

Table of Contents



1. Properties of Particles in Relation to Size

1-1 Introduction

1-2 Particle Properties

1-3 Kinetic Behavior of Particles


2. Sampling Methods for Particles

2-1 Introduction

2-2 Particle Collection Methods Which Do Not Classify or Size-Segregate the Sample

2-3 Collection Methods Which Classify Particles into Size Groups

2-4 Bulk Material Sampling


3. Direct Methods of Particle Size Analysis

3-1 Introduction

3-2 Sieve Analysis

3-3 Optical Microscopy

3-4 Electron Microscopy

3-5 Scanning Electron Microscopy


4. Particle Sizing by Measurement of a Property Related to Grain Size

4-1 Introduction

4-2 Instruments Which Give Data on Average Size and Size Distribution

4-3 Instruments Which Determine Average Diameter Only


5. Automatic Particle Counting and Sizing Instruments

5-1 Introduction

5-2 Counting and Sizing Collected Particles

5-3 Counting and Sizing Particles in Liquid Suspension

5-4 Counting and Sizing Airborne Particles


6. Particle Sizing Interpretation

6-1 Introduction

6-2 Graphical Representation of Particle Size

6-3 Mathematical Representation of Particle Size

6-4 Interpretation of Particle Size by Count Data

6-5 Interpretation of Particle Sizing by Weight Data



7. Applications of Particle Size Analysis

7-1 Introduction

7-2 Applications of Particle Sizing to Industrial Hygiene and Radiation Protection

7-3 Applications of Particle Sizing to Air Pollution Control and Fallout Studies

7-4 Applications of Particle Sizing to Toxicological Studies



Author Index

Subject Index


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