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Digital Fabrication of an Atmospheric Aerosol Impactor
Math & Science Department (SURI)
  • Stefan J. Vincent, Concordia University - Portland
  • Shawn Daley, Concordia University - Portland
  • Matthew E. Wise, Concordia University - Portland
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Atmospheric aerosol (AA) particles are defined as solid or liquid particles suspended in the air. AA particles smaller than 10 μm (1x10-5 meters) in diameter are small enough to bypass the upper respiratory system which functions as a filter for harmful substances entering the lungs. AA particles can be collected using a device called an aerosol impactor. After collection, the particles can be analyzed offline for chemical composition using a variety of analytical techniques. The weight of a commercially manufactured AA particle impactor poses an issue if it is attached to a mobile AA particle sampling platform such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). In this study a lightweight plastic AA impactor is designed and fabricated using Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 and a MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer. Project Motivation
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Stefan J. Vincent, Shawn Daley and Matthew E. Wise. "Digital Fabrication of an Atmospheric Aerosol Impactor" (2017)
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