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Aerosol Filtration by Dominique Thomas
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Filtration of aerosols is omnipresent in our daily lives, in areas as diverse as health, the protection of people and the environment, and air treatment inside buildings. However, the collection of particles within a filter media is not, contrary to popular belief, linked to a simple screen effect. The phenomena involved are much more complex and require the consideration of aerosol interactions, filter media and process conditions to select the best fiber filter for a given application. Aerosol Filtration, book for students, hygiene or process engineers, fibrous media manufacturers, designers, and filtration system suppliers or users addresses the filtration of aerosols in six chapters. These chapters cover physics and aerosol characterization, the fibrous media, and efficiency and filter clogging by solid or liquid aerosols, with special attention to the filtration of the nanoparticles.

  • Analyses the behavior of fibrous media against solid and liquid aerosols
  • Presents models of efficiency and pressure drop
  • Introduces computing elements for estimating the lifetime of filters
  • Provides guidance for designing filters and predicting their behavior over time
Elsevier Science; November 2016
226 pages; ISBN 9780081021163
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Title: Aerosol Filtration
Author: Dominique Thomas; Augustin Charvet; Nathalie Bardin-Monnier; Jean-Christophe Appert-Collin