JEM Spotlight : Environmental monitoring of airborne nanoparticles

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Author(s)

  • L. Morawska
  • H. Wang
  • Z. Ristovski
  • E. R. Jayaratne
  • G. Johnson
  • And 3 others
  • H. C. Cheung
  • X. Ling
  • C. He

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1758-1773
Journal / PublicationJournal of Environmental Monitoring
Volume11
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The aim of this work was to review the existing instrumental methods to monitor airborne nanoparticles in different types of indoor and outdoor environments in order to detect their presence and to characterise their properties. Firstly the terminology and definitions used in this field are discussed, which is followed by a review of the methods to measure particle physical characteristics including number, concentration, size distribution and surface area. An extensive discussion is provided on the direct methods for particle elemental composition measurements, as well as on indirect methods providing information on particle volatility and solubility, and thus in turn on volatile and semivolatile compounds of which the particle is composed. A brief summary of broader considerations related to nanoparticle monitoring in different environments concludes the paper. © 2009 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Citation Format(s)

JEM Spotlight : Environmental monitoring of airborne nanoparticles. / Morawska, L.; Wang, H.; Ristovski, Z.; Jayaratne, E. R.; Johnson, G.; Cheung, H. C.; Ling, X.; He, C.

In: Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Vol. 11, No. 10, 2009, p. 1758-1773.

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