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The basic aim of this research was to establish the efficiency of filtering materials widely used in respiratory protection devices with particular interest in their porosity, degree of electric and changeable process parameters, such as the flow rate of the test nanoaerosol and the size range of nanoparticles. Tests were carried out with an NaCl solid aerosol of 3.2 × 105 particles/cm3 for the range of particle size of 7-270 nm, at aerosol flow rate of 1800, 2700, 3600, 4500 and 5400 L/h. The tests showed that electrospun nonwovens were the most effective filtering materials for nanoparticles over 20 nm. Melt-blown electret nonwovens with lower porosity than electrospun nonwovens had higher values of penetration of 1%-4%. Those materials provided very efficient protection against nanoparticles of certain sizes only.


Agnieszka Brochocka, Krzysztof Makowski, Katarzyna Majchrzycka, Piotr Grzybowski. Efficiency of filtering materials used in respiratory protective devices against nanoparticles. International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE. 2013;19(2):285-95

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PMID: 23759198

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