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N. Borcyk. "Design and Development of a Novel Dry-Powder Aerosol Generator," Master's Thesis, University of Nebraska - Lincoln. April 2021.
Aerosol generators are often used to suspend small particles in air for various applications within industry. Particle sizes ranging from tens of nanometers to hundreds of microns offer unique properties at this scale that can be leveraged for surface coatings, biochemical testing, and environmental technology development. The objective of this research is to provide a robust, cost-effective method for dry-powder aerosol generation for use within a controlled laboratory environment. The proposed device utilizes a hypocycloid mechanism to aerosolize dry-powder via agitation through a strainer. The device was developed, tested, and refined to fulfill all functional requirements outlined by the National Strategic Research Institute including a consistent, repeatable, and tunable output.
Advisor: Benjamin Terry