Real-time detection of biological aerosols using Bio-Aerosol Mass Spectrometry

Eric E. Gard, David Fergenson, Herb Tobias, Matthias Frank

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Abstract

A real-time system, Bio-Aerosol Mass Spectrometry (BAMS), for detection of biological aerosols was investigated. The BAMS system samples particles directly out of ambient air and analyzes them without any sample preparation. A particle entering the system encounters two scattering laser beams that measure the velocity of the particle before it reaches the ion source region of mass spectrometer. The online data analysis system recognizes characteristic peaks in the two mass spectra obtained for a single particle and can thus classify the particle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages25-26
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2002Jun 6 2002

Other

OtherProceedings - 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period6/2/026/6/02

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy

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Gard, E. E., Fergenson, D., Tobias, H., & Frank, M. (2002). Real-time detection of biological aerosols using Bio-Aerosol Mass Spectrometry. 25-26. Paper presented at Proceedings - 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Orlando, FL, United States.