Importance of electrostatic charge on the deposition of fibrous particles in human and rat lungs

A. H. Hashish, A. G. Bailey

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Abstract

A simple lung deposition model has been developed for charged fibrous particles, based upon the deposition model previously developed for charged spherical particles. To facilitate this, it has been necessary to replace geometrical diameter by the aerodynamic diameter of the fibre and to introduce the interception mechanism. The extended model is valid for fibres which are short compared to alveolar dimensions. If the level of charge is sufficiently high, total deposition is increased and regional deposition is influenced in human and other mammalian lungs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstitute of Physics Conference Series
PublisherPubl by Inst of Physics Publ Ltd
Pages51-56
Number of pages6
Edition118
ISBN (Print)0854984070
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Electrostatics 1991 - Oxford, Engl
Duration: Apr 10 1991Apr 12 1991

Publication series

NameInstitute of Physics Conference Series
Number118
ISSN (Print)0373-0751

Other

OtherProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Electrostatics 1991
CityOxford, Engl
Period4/10/914/12/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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