Tutorial D:

Aerosol filtration fundamentals
Gerhard Kasper
Abstract
The tutorial lays the foundations for a physical understanding of the functioning, applications, limitations and operational compromises surrounding gas-particle filters. Moduls include structural characteristics and application areas for filter media, filter performance criteria (such as pressure drop and efficiency), the mechanisms and models governing particle deposition in a filter, especially also for submicron and nanoparticles, the concepts of filter testing and classification, and selected applications examples related to workplace aerosols.