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High-efficiency air intake for aerosol air samplers

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The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for redirecting a flow of aerosol-containing air into, for example, an aerosol sampler. The apparatus comprising a device for redirecting a portion of the flow of aerosol-containing air into an air intake disposed within the flow of aerosol-containing air, preferably using eduction caused by a pressurized gas stream. A sampling tube having an opening for receiving aerosol-containing air is disposed within the air intake to collect the redirected portion of aerosol containing air.

Inventors: 
Wise, Daniel G.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2007-11-28
Grant Date: 
2010-04-06
Grant time: 
860 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
15
Claim count percentile rank: 
2
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA