Electronic cigarette as a source of aerosols inhaled by users and by-standers

Tomasz Robert Sosnowski

Abstract

Electronic cigarette (EC) and aerosol released from this device were analyzed based on the measurements of droplet size distribution and internal pressure drop of the EC. Based on experimentally determined parameters of EC aerosol, the deposition in the respiratory system was calculated using selected models published in the literature. The effect of hygroscopic growth of droplets inside the respiratory tract was also considered. The results allowed to estimate the fractions of deposited and exhaled aerosol. These data lies the ground for discussion of the ‘active’ and ‘passive’ vaping (i.e. the inhalation of EC mist) problem. Work was done within the project no. 2014/13/B/ST8/00808 funded by NCN.
Author Tomasz Robert Sosnowski (FCPE / CIPE)
Tomasz Robert Sosnowski,,
- Chair of Integrated Process Engineering
Pages1266-1269
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book The 22nd Polish Conference of Chemical and Process Engineering: Proceedings, 2016, Łódź, Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, ISBN 978-83-61997-75-7, 1584 p.
Proceedings OKIChiP 2016.pdf / No licence information (file archived - login or check accessibility on faculty)
Keywords in Englishaerosol generation, health effects, inhalation, deposition
ProjectSpecific aspects of physicochemical phenomena and mass transfer in lung fluids in the presence of inhaled micro- and nanoparticles with complex properties. Project leader: Sosnowski Tomasz Robert, , Phone: 22 234 62 78, start date 05-02-2015, planned end date 04-02-2018, 2014/13/B/ST8/00808, Implemented
WIChiP Projects financed by NSC [Projekty finansowane przez NCN]
Languageen angielski
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