Princeton University Library Catalog

Aerosol science for industrial hygienists / James H. Vincent.

Vincent, James H. [Browse]
Oxford ; Tarrytown, N.Y. : Pergamon : Elsevier Science, 1995.
p. cm.
Summary note:
  • Aerosols in workplace atmospheres have been - and continue to be - a major focus of industrial hygiene. Although there are many existing texts on aerosol science and on occupational health, Aerosol Science for Industrial Hygienists is complementary to these and provides a link between the two fields. In particular, the central concept of worker exposure leads to a structured approach which draws together wide-ranging aspects of aerosol science within the occupational health framework.
  • Introductory chapters are concerned with the nature and properties of aerosols and how they are generated in the occupational environment. The book goes on to provide a description of the fundamental mechanical properties of aerosols, in particular those mechanical properties associated with the motion of airborne particles (which govern particle transport, inhalation, deposition, sampling and control).
  • There follows a description of the optical properties of workplace aerosols since these are important in the visual appearance of aerosols and in many aspects of measurement. The central core of the book deals with the processes which govern the nature of exposure to and the subsequent fate and effects of airborne particles, leading to a rational framework for standards, measurement and control. The final chapter relates what has been said about aerosols to gaseous and vapour contaminants.
  • Aerosol Science for Industrial Hygienists will be of interest to all postgraduate and practitioners involved in industrial and occupational hygiene, occupational health, aerosol science, environmental science, engineering and medicine.
Includes index.
Ch. 1. Introduction to Aerosols -- Ch. 2. The Properties of Air and Gases -- Ch. 3. Properties of Aerosols -- Ch. 4. The Motion of Airborne Particles -- Ch. 5. The Optical Properties of Aerosols -- Ch. 6. The Inhalation of Aerosols -- Ch. 7. The Fate of Inhaled Particles -- Ch. 8. Standards for Health-Related Aerosol Measurement and Control -- Ch. 9. Aerosol Sampling in Workplaces -- Ch. 10. Direct-Reading Monitoring of Workplace Aerosols -- Ch. 11. Control of Workplace Aerosols -- Ch. 12. Aerosols and Vapours.
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