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Apparatus and method for the characterization of respirable aerosols

United States Patent

May 31, 2016
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An apparatus for the characterization of respirable aerosols, including: a burn chamber configured to selectively contain a sample that is selectively heated to generate an aerosol; a heating assembly disposed within the burn chamber adjacent to the sample; and a sampling segment coupled to the burn chamber and configured to collect the aerosol such that it may be analyzed. The apparatus also includes an optional sight window disposed in a wall of the burn chamber such that the sample may be viewed during heating. Optionally, the sample includes one of a Lanthanide, an Actinide, and a Transition metal.
Clark; Douglas K. (Oak Ridge, TN), Hodges; Bradley W. (Knoxville, TN), Bush; Jesse D. (Knoxville, TN), Mishima; Jofu (Oak Ridge, TN)
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
14/ 446,492
July 30, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has rights to the present disclosure pursuant to Contract No. DE-NA0001942 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC.