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Particle Contaminates Size Guide

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Particle Contaminates Size Guide2018-01-09T04:51:25+00:00

Particle Sizes of Airborne Atmospheric Contaminates Guide

Contaminate Approx. Particle Size Range (Microns)
Alkali Flumes

Ammonium Chloride Flumes

Bacteria

Carbon Black

Cement Dust

Coal Dust

Colloidal Silica

Combustion Nuclei

Contact Sulfuryl Mist

Dust (Inside)

Dust Mites

Dust Mites Waste Product

Fly Ash

Fumes

Fungi

Ground Limestone

Ground Talc

Human Hair

Insecticide Dust

Lint

Lung Damaging Dust

Metallurgical Dust

Milled Flour

Mould Spores

Nebuliser Drops

Oil Mist

Oil Smoke

Paint Pigments

Particles of Incomplete Combustion

Pneumatic Nozzle Drops

Pollen

Protozoa

Ropsin Smoke

Sea Salt Nuclei

Spray Dried Milk

Sulfuric Concentrator Mist

Tobacco Smoke

Viruses

Welding/ Soldering Fumes

Zinc Oxide Fumes

0.1-5

0.1-3

0.3-30

0.01-3

3-100

1-100

0.02-0.05

0.01-0.1

0.3-3

0.001-2

100-300

10-40

1-100

0.001-1

1-5

10-1000

0.5-50

30-100

0.5-10

10-100

0.5-5

0.001-100

1-70

0.3-30

1-20

0.05-100

0.03-1

0.1-5

0.1-4

10-100

8-20

0.01-1

0.03-0.5

0.1-10

1-15

0.01-1

0.003-0.05

0.01-3

0.01-3

Micron / Micrometer = 1/25,000 inch;
e.g. 50 microns equal to the size of a sharp pencil dot. Microns that are visible to the naked eye are larger then >10 microns.