Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-6807-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-6807-2020
Research article
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16 Dec 2020
Research article |  | 16 Dec 2020

Aqueous particle generation with a 3D printed nebulizer

Michael Rösch and Daniel J. Cziczo

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The need for a simple atomizer with a high-output stability combined with the capabilities of CAD software and high-resolution 3D printing has allowed for the design, production and testing of the PRinted drOpleT Generator (PROTeGE) to generate liquid particles from solutions. The size and number concentrations of the generated particles have been characterized with different ammonium sulfate and PSL solutions. PROTeGE is easy to operate, requires minimal maintenance and is cost-effective.