scanning mobility particle sizer ; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer ; nanoparticle analysis; aerosols
Foppiano Debora, Tarik Mohamed, Müller Gubler Elisabeth, Ludwig Christian (2018), Emissions of Secondary Formed ZnO Nano-Objects from the Combustion of Impregnated Wood. An Online Size-Resolved Elemental Investigation, in Environmental Science & Technology
, 52(2), 895-903.
Foppiano D., Tarik M., Gubler Müller E., Ludwig C. (2018), Combustion generated nanomaterials: online characterization via an ICP-MS based technique. Part I: calibration strategy with a TGA, in Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
, 33(9), 1493-1499.
Foppiano D., Tarik M., Gubler Müller E., Ludwig C. (2018), Combustion generated nanomaterials: online characterization via an ICP-MS based technique. Part II: resolving power for heterogeneous matrices, in Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
, 33(9), 1500-1505.
Tarik Mohamed, Foppiano Debora, Hess Adrian, Ludwig Christian (2017), A Practical Guide on Coupling a Scanning Mobility Sizer and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (SMPS-ICPMS), in Journal of Visualized Experiments
, (125), 1-9.
Hess Adrian, Tarik Mohamed, Losert Sabrina, Ilari Gabriele, Ludwig Christian (2016), Measuring air borne nanoparticles for characterizing hyphenated RDD-SMPS-ICPMS instrumentation, in Journal of Aerosol Science
, 92, 130-141.
Hess Adrian, Tarik Mohamed, Foppiano Debora, Edinger Philip, Ludwig Christian (2015), Online Size and Element Analysis of Aerosol Particles Released from Thermal Treatment of Wood Samples Impregnated with Different Salts, in Energy & Fuels
, 30(5), 4072-4084.
Hess Adrian, Tarik Mohamed, Ludwig Christian (2015), A hyphenated SMPS–ICPMS coupling setup: Size-resolved element specific analysis of airborne nanoparticles, in Journal of Aerosol Science
, 88, 109-118.
EMPA, FHNW, PSI, and EPFL plan to setup a new hyphenated technique for online, size fractionated, element selective and quantitative determination of nanoparticles in aerosols. The setup is based on an online-coupling of a scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS) and an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS). The combination of the two techniques allows to obtain online size-fractionation and simultaneous quantitative chemical characterization of airborne micro- and nanoparticles. The proposed technique will enable investigations of particle size distributions in the range from about 2 nm to 10 µm and a chemical characterization for most of the elements in the periodic table with excellent detection limits. The system should be applied to various application fields such as material science, combustion processes, thermal waste treatment of nanomaterials, investigation of the release from nanomaterials and -products. The involved team has interdisciplinary expertise which ensures knowledge in all necessary fields like aerosol science, analytical chemistry, instrumental development, material science, industrial processes like waste treatment, nanotechnology and safety and risk assessment. The novel setup opens new insights in aerosol science and nanoparticle research and shows an enormous potential to gain essential information in numerous fields. A later planned mobile version will even broaden the application range.