Collection of soot particles into aqueous suspension using a particle-into-liquid sampler

Aerosol Sci Technol. 2018 Dec 6;53(1):21-28. doi: 10.1080/02786826.2018.1540859. eCollection 2019.


Steam collection devices collecting aerosol particles into liquid samples are frequently used to analyze water-soluble particulate material. The fate of water-insoluble components is often neglected. In this work, we show that fresh soot particles can be suspended into pure water using a steam collection device, the particle-into-liquid sampler (PILS, Weber et al. 2001). The overall collection efficiency of freshly generated soot particles was found to be on the order of 20%. This shows that, depending on the analytic technique employed, the presence of insoluble, and/or hydrophobic particles in liquid samples from steam collection cannot be neglected. Copyright © 2018 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Keywords: Kihong Park.

Grant support

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF), project number P26040.