Generation and characterization of biological aerosols for laser measurements [electronic resource].
- Albuquerque, N.M : Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute, 1995.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- pages 1-4 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Concerns for proliferation of biological weapons including bacteria, fungi, and viruses have prompted research and development on methods for the rapid detection of biological aerosols in the field. Real-time instruments that can distinguish biological aerosols from background dust would be especially useful. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is developing a laser-based, real-time instrument for rapid detection of biological aerosols, and ITRI is working with SNL scientists and engineers to evaluate this technology for a wide range of biological aerosols. This paper describes methods being used to generate the characterize the biological aerosols for these tests. In summary, a biosafe system has been developed for generating and characterizing biological aerosols and using those aerosols to test the SNL laser-based real-time instrument. Such tests are essential in studying methods for rapid detection of airborne biological materials.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:itri--146
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- Published through SciTech Connect.
Barr, E.B.; Cheng, Yung-Sung.
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