A new mass sensor for respirable dust measurement

Am Ind Hyg Assoc J. 1975 Nov;36(11):791-800. doi: 10.1080/0002889758507345.


A new portable instrument measures mass concentration in the 100 mug/m3 range of airborne dust particles smaller than 10 mum. An electrostatic precipitator desposits particles as small as 0.01 mum onto a piezoelectric micro-balance sensor. The instrument utilizes digital readout and a built-in sensor cleaner.

MeSH terms

  • Air Pollutants / analysis*
  • Dust / prevention & control*
  • Environmental Health
  • Equipment and Supplies*
  • Humans
  • Particle Size


  • Air Pollutants
  • Dust