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Table 1 Instrument information

From: Comparison of four nanoparticle monitoring instruments relevant for occupational hygiene applications

 Size (m)Weight (kg)Power demandsTime resolutionLiquidDiameter range (nm)Studied metricPrincipal particle sizeAerosol flow rate (lpm)Sheath flow (lpm)Aerosol Charger
 SMPS0.41 · 0.28 · 0.65
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0.25 · 0.32 · 0.37
30Power60 sButanol13.3–487PNC + PSDElectrical mobilty0.34Bipolar 85Kr neutralizer
 FMPS0.7 · 0.34 · 0.4434Power1 s *5.6–560PNC + PSDElectrical mobilty1040Unipolar diffusion charger (corona needle)
 Nanoscan0.45 · 0.23 · 0.398Battery or Power60 sIsopropanol10–420PNC + PSDElectrical mobilty0.75Non-radioactive unipoar diffusion charger (corona jet type)
 CPC0.53 · 0.36 · 0.211.7Battery60 sIsopropanol10–1000PNC0.67
  1. PNC: Particle Number Concentration PSD: Particle Size Distribution *: calculated as mean results during  60 s