Heinz Burtscher

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indicate a near-100% deposition efficiency of the aerosol entering the precipitator. The final objective is to have a precipitator, for which the particle deposition rate can be calculated as a function of particle size and operating conditions. Cite abstract as Author(s) (2014), Title, Aerosol Technology 2014, Karlsruhe, Abstract T260A03
The photoelectric aerosol sensor (PAS) is a technique suitable for on-line monitoring of particle-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PPAHs). Although this is a very fast and inexpensive technique, it does not measure individual PAH species but gives a measure of the total amount of PPAHs. Because of the suitability of this sensor for air-pollution(More)
Primary emissions from a log wood burner and a pellet boiler were characterized by online measurements of the organic aerosol (OA) using a high-resolution time-of-flight aerosol mass spectrometer (HR-TOF-AMS) and of black carbon (BC). The OA and BC concentrations measured during the burning cycle of the log wood burner, batch wise fueled with wood logs,(More)
Inhalation of ambient air particles or engineered nanoparticles (NP) handled as powders, dispersions or sprays in industrial processes and contained in consumer products pose a potential and largely unknown risk for incidental exposure. For efficient, economical and ethically sound evaluation of health hazards by inhaled nanomaterials, animal-free and(More)
Techniques for the in situ characterization of ultrafine particles are often based on the interaction of the particles with the surrounding gas or with light. Approaches that allow a fast determination of properties as size, mass, and surface are discussed here. As carbon is an important component of combustion particles, one of the most important and(More)
The gadparticle distribution of perylene as a model PAH (polyaromatic hydrocarbon) is measured within a temperature range from 300 to 650 K. Perylene is adsorbed onto the core of combustion particles of different size (3080 nm in diameter) and origin (diesel engine and oil burner), carbon particles, and NaCl particles. The adsorbed perylene consists of a(More)
The number of daily products containing nanoparticles (NP) is rapidly increasing. NP in powders, dispersions, or sprays are a yet unknown risk for incidental exposure, especially at workplaces during NP production and processing, and for consumers of any health status and age using NP containing sprays. We developed the nano aerosol chamber for in vitro(More)
There are several good reasons to use personal monitors for exposure control and health effect studies. But current personal monitoring methods are either not sensitive enough to measure typical ambient concentrations, work offline (masking short exposures to high concentrations), and/or require trained personnel to analyze the data, which makes them(More)