Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4461–4470, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4461-2021

Special issue: Simulation chambers as tools in atmospheric research (AMT/ACP/GMD...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4461–4470, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4461-2021
Research article
17 Jun 2021
Research article | 17 Jun 2021

Comparative characterization of the performance of bio-aerosol nebulizers in connection with atmospheric simulation chambers

Silvia G. Danelli et al.

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Experiments conducted inside confined artificial environments, such as atmospheric simulation chambers (ASCs), where atmospheric conditions and composition are controlled, can provide valuable information on bio-aerosol viability, dispersion, and impact. We focus here on the reproducible aerosolization and injection of viable microorganisms into an ASC, the first and crucial step of any experimental protocol to expose bio-aerosols to different atmospheric conditions.