EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 264, 2022EFM21 – 15th International Conference “Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2021”
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||11 July 2022|
Nebulizer particle size distribution measured by various methods
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 2896/2, 616 69 Brno
2 Faculty of Pharmacy, Masaryk University, Palackeho trida 1946/1, 612 00 Brno
* Corresponding author: Ondrej.Misik@vutbr.cz
Published online: 11 July 2022
Pari LC Sprint Star nebulizer is an inhaler device dedicated to delivering the liquid drug formulation into peripheral lung regions. The particle size is one of the critical parameters which determine the location of aerosol deposition within the human lungs. In this study, the particle size distribution of aerosol was measured by two different methods: Andersen Cascade Impactor (ACI) and Aerodynamic Particle Sizer (APS). Mass Median of Aerodynamic Distribution (MMAD), and Geometric Standard Deviation (GSD) were evaluated. MMAD gained by APS was approx. 7 µm, MMAD acquired by ACI was approx. 2.5 µm. According to the results, these two measuring methods are not very consistent, and the comparison of the particle size acquired by the different methods is not appropriate.
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