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## Indoor Particle Size Distribution and Ionic Content of Particles in the Laboratory of ISTAC Composting Facility

#### Arslan Saral [1]

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Particulate matter can be generated through several processes. Formation processes determines the size distribution of the particles. The size distribution gives us important data about the fate of the particles. Composition of the particulate matter includes forensic about their actual sources. The aim of this study is to determine the impact of composting process to laboratory indoor air quality in close proximity to composting process. For this purpose, sampling was conducted at two different points; one of them wass inside the laboratory, whereas the other one was in the composting facility.

A low volume cascade impactor was used to collect particulate matter according to their sizes. The impactor was operated for one week at each sampling point. Particles of 10 µm was dominant in the composting facility. The dominant particle size was 5.8 µm inside the laboratory. Particles were ultrasonically extracted in deionized water in order to determine ion concentrations. Ions were quantified in Dionex ICS-3000 ion chromatograph. Ca+2, NH4+ and SO4-2 were investigated. NH4+ and SO4-2 had highest share in the finest size fraction at both laboratory and plant. Particles of 3.3 µm were enriched with Ca+2. Biological decomposition products were effective in the ionic composition of  the fine particles, whereas mechanically generated dusts formed the coarse particle fraction.
Particle size distribution, ionic content, active sampling
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Subjects Engineering Makaleler Author: Arslan SaralInstitution: YILDIZ TEKNIK UNIVCountry: Turkey
 Bibtex @review { ejens293261, journal = {European Journal of Engineering and Natural Sciences}, issn = {}, eissn = {2458-8156}, address = {CNR Çevre}, year = {2017}, volume = {2}, pages = {49 - 55}, doi = {}, title = {Indoor Particle Size Distribution and Ionic Content of Particles in the Laboratory of ISTAC Composting Facility}, key = {cite}, author = {Saral, Arslan} } APA Saral, A . (2017). Indoor Particle Size Distribution and Ionic Content of Particles in the Laboratory of ISTAC Composting Facility. European Journal of Engineering and Natural Sciences, 2 (1), 49-55. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/ejens/issue/27741/293261 MLA Saral, A . "Indoor Particle Size Distribution and Ionic Content of Particles in the Laboratory of ISTAC Composting Facility". European Journal of Engineering and Natural Sciences 2 (2017): 49-55 Chicago Saral, A . "Indoor Particle Size Distribution and Ionic Content of Particles in the Laboratory of ISTAC Composting Facility". European Journal of Engineering and Natural Sciences 2 (2017): 49-55 RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Indoor Particle Size Distribution and Ionic Content of Particles in the Laboratory of ISTAC Composting Facility AU - Arslan Saral Y1 - 2017 PY - 2017 N1 - DO - T2 - European Journal of Engineering and Natural Sciences JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 49 EP - 55 VL - 2 IS - 1 SN - -2458-8156 M3 - UR - Y2 - 2017 ER - EndNote %0 European Journal of Engineering and Natural Sciences Indoor Particle Size Distribution and Ionic Content of Particles in the Laboratory of ISTAC Composting Facility %A Arslan Saral %T Indoor Particle Size Distribution and Ionic Content of Particles in the Laboratory of ISTAC Composting Facility %D 2017 %J European Journal of Engineering and Natural Sciences %P -2458-8156 %V 2 %N 1 %R %U ISNAD Saral, Arslan . "Indoor Particle Size Distribution and Ionic Content of Particles in the Laboratory of ISTAC Composting Facility". European Journal of Engineering and Natural Sciences 2 / 1 (February 2017): 49-55.