CEN/TS 17434:2020

Ambient air - Determination of the particle number size distribution of atmospheric aerosol using a Mobility Particle Size Spectrometer (MPSS)

Publication date:   May 18, 2020

General information

60.60 Standard published   Apr 1, 2020


CEN/TC 264 Air quality

Technical Specification

13.040.20   Ambient atmospheres



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This document describes a standard method for determining particle number size distributions in ambient air in the size range from 10 nm to 800 nm at total concentrations up to approximately 10^5 cm^-3 with a time resolution of a few minutes. The standard method is based on a Mobility Particle Size Spectrometer (MPSS) used with a bipolar diffusion charger and a Condensation Particle Counter (CPC) as the detector. The document describes the performance characteristics and minimum requirements of the instruments and equipment to be used, and describes sampling, operation, data processing and QA/QC procedures, including calibration.

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CEN/TS 17434:2020
60.60 Standard published
Apr 1, 2020