Mechanical 3 - Silica Particle Sampler

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Student Team: Jacqueline Davis, James Moody, Sara Ratigan, Steve Klemp
Advisor: Mike Keegan
Sponsoring Organization: National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
Liaison: Art Miller

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Spokane Research Laboratory sponsored this project to develop a portable sampler capable of collecting nano-scale airborne particulate matter. The samples will be analyzed using electron microscopy to characterize potential hazards to exposed workers. Using thermophoretic precipitation technology, our team developed an efficient and portable design for the sampling device itself. Data collected from a prototype testing session was used to advance the design toward efficiency, portability, and usability. The Gonzaga team worked in partnership with an electrical engineering design team from Eastern Washington University to develop the control systems.

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Contact Information

Academic Director:
Toni Boggan
Phone: 509-313-3913

Faculty Director:
Steven Zemke
Phone: 509-313-3554

502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0026
Phone: (509) 313-3523
Fax: (509) 313-5871

Dr. Stephen E. Silliman
Phone: (509) 313-3522