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Combustion generated nanomaterials: online characterization via an ICP-MS based technique. Part II: resolving power for heterogeneous matrices

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Abstract

Among the available online techniques to characterize combustion generated nanomaterials, the recently developed RDD-SMPS-ICP-MS (rotating disc diluter-scanning mobility particle sizer-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry) setup is here suggested, due to its ability to provide simultaneously size-resolved elemental and quantitative information with a high time resolution. The successful calibration strategy presented in Part I will be applied here. To assess the resolving power of the technique regarding the elemental composition, two different applications with complex heterogeneous matrixes were considered: a mixture of several metal chlorides particles generated by the reaction of metal oxides (PbO, CdO, CuO, ZnO) with CaCl2·2H2O and secondary formed ZnO nano-objects released during the combustion of impregnated wood. The latter, especially, allowed considering the effect of the heterogeneous nature of a realistic process gas sample, where several gas species are emitted. The results of these experiments showed the ability of the SMPS-ICPMS system to distinguish and quantify the single contribution of a specific element in the overall particle size distribution (PSD).

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The article was received on 02 Mar 2018, accepted on 07 Aug 2018 and first published on 07 Aug 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8JA00067K
Citation: J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2018, Advance Article
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    Combustion generated nanomaterials: online characterization via an ICP-MS based technique. Part II: resolving power for heterogeneous matrices

    D. Foppiano, M. Tarik, E. Gubler Müller and C. Ludwig, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8JA00067K

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