Optional External or Integrated Dilution System Optional Abrasive Dust Generator
The picture shows the setup for C3 Carbon Concrete Composite project. It contains the VITROCELL® Abrasive Dust Generator, the VITROCELL® external dilution system and the extended VITROCELL® Automated Exposure Station.
The Abrasive Dust Generator provides an aerosol to the dilution system derived from the cutting process of e.g. carbon concrete. It is suitable to generate an aerosol from cutting and grinding processes of a range of different materials and workpieces.
Individual dilution ratios can be adjusted at the external dilution system. In the following step the aerosol is guided the Automated Exposure Station where cells are exposed at the air/liquid interface. Additional analytical modules for dose determination via Quartz Crystal Microbalances, TEM analysis as well well as online mass spectrometry of the gas phase can be integrated.
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The aerosol inlet stream flows through specifically shaped inlets which are optimized for electrostatic deposition. They are made of stainless steel with VITROGLIDE surface treatment. The stainless steel / VITROGLIDE inlets are specifically designed for the work with nanoparticles. The aerosol flow rate is controlled by mass flow controllers, with data recording by the central data management system.