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NUCLEI COUNTER [2 records]

Record 1 2012-10-23

English

Subject field(s)
  • Air Pollution
  • Pollutants
DEF

An instrument for counting the dust particles in a known volume of air.

OBS

A nuclei counter is a type of dust counter which measures the number of drops of water which condense on the dust particles serving as condensation nuclei. Commonly "nuclei counter" and "dust counter" are used as synonyms.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pollution de l'air
  • Agents de pollution
DEF

Instrument de mesure de la quantité de poussières contenue dans un volume d'air donné.

OBS

L'appellation «compteur de noyaux» se réfère au type de pulvimètre dans lequel les poussières sont amenées à servir de noyaux de condensation et dans lequel on compte les gouttelettes d'eau condensée.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Contaminación del aire
  • Agentes contaminantes
DEF

Instrumento para medir la cantidad de polvo presente en un volumen dado de aire.

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Record 2 2012-04-19

English

Subject field(s)
  • Climatology
  • Air Pollution
  • Pollutants
DEF

Instrument to determine the number of condensation nuclei or ice nuclei in a sample of air.

DEF

...dust counter which measures the number of drops of water which condense on the dust particles serving as condensation nuclei.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Climatologie
  • Pollution de l'air
  • Agents de pollution
DEF

Type de pulvimètre dans lequel les poussières sont amenées à servir de noyaux de condensation et dans lequel on compte les gouttelettes d'eau condensée.

OBS

Certains auteurs confondent le pulvimètre et le compteur de noyaux. Ce dernier compte les poussières qui servent de noyaux de condensation.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Climatología
  • Contaminación del aire
  • Agentes contaminantes
DEF

... un tipo de contador de polvo en que las partículas de polvo actúan como núcleos de condensación, contando luego las gotas de agua producidas.

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