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2020 Publications

Kwak, D.B., S.C. Kim, H. Lee and D.Y.H. Pui, “Numerical Investigation of Nanoparticle Deposition and pattern on a Sharp-bent Tube Wall,” submitted to International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2020).

Pei, C., S.C. Kim, S.C. Chen and D.Y.H. Pui, “Alternative Face Masks made of Common Materials for General Public: Fractional Efficiency and Breathability Perspective,” accepted by Aerosol and Air Quality Research (2020)

Wang, Q.N., O. Yildiz, A. Li, K. Aly, V.P. Qiu, Q.R. Jiang, D.Y.H. Pui, S.C. Chen and P.D. Bradford, “High Temperature Carbon Nanotube – Nanofiber Hybrid Filters,” Separation and Purification Technology 236 (2020) 116255.

Kang, S., N. Bock, J. Swanson and D.Y.H. Pui, “Characterization of Pleated Filter Media using Particle Image Velocimetry,” Separation and Purification Technology 237 (2020) 116333.

Cao, L.N.Y. and D.Y.H. Pui, “Real-time Measurement of the Particle Geometric Surface Area by the Weighted-sum Method on a University Campus,” Aerosol and Air Quality Research 20: 1569-1581 (2020)

Sun, Z.X., Y. Yue, W.D. He, F.Z. Jiang, C.H. Lin, D.Y.H. Pui, Y. Liang and J. Wang, “The Antibacterial Performance of Positively Charged and Chitosan Dipped Air Filter Media,” Building and Environment 180 (2020) 107020.

Le, T.C., Y.C. Wang, D.Y.H. Pui and C.J. Tsai, “Characterization of Atmospheric PM(2.5) Inorganic Aerosols using the Semi-Continuous PPWD-PILS-IC System and the ISORROPIA-II,” Atmosphere 11(8) (2020) 820.

Le, T.C., C.X. Fu, J.C. Sung, Z.Y. Li, D.Y.H. Pui and C.J. Tsai, “The Performance of the PM2.5 VSCC and Oil-wetted M-WINS in Long-Term Field Sampling Studies,” Atmospheric Environment 239 (2020) 117804.

Ou, Q., C. Pei, S.C. Kim, K. Belani, R. Faizer, J. Bischof and D.Y.H. Pui, “COVID-19 Pandemic – Decontamination of Respirators and Masks for the General Public, Health Care Workers, and Hospital Environments,” APSF Newsletter 35:33-68 (2020).

Ou, Q., C. Pei, S.C. Kim, E. Abell, and D.Y.H. Pui, “Evaluation of Decontamination Methods for Commercial and Alternative Respirator and Mask Materials – View from Filtration Aspect,” J. Aerosol Sci. 150(2020) 105609.

Le, T.C., K.K. Shukla, Y.T. Chen, S.C. Chang, T.Y. Lin, Z. Li, D.Y.H. Pui, and C.J. Tsai, “On the Concentration Differences between PM2.5 FEM Monitors and FRM Samplers,” Atmospheric Environment 222 (2020) 117138.

Jia, F., ZY Li, D.Y.H. Pui, C.J. Tsai, “A Detailed Numerical Study on the Evolution of Droplet Size Distribution of Dibutyl Phthalate in a Laminar Flow Diffusion Chamber,” Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering 37:423-433 (2020)

Kwak, D.B., S.C. Kim, H. Lee, and David Y.H. Pui, “Experimental study of nanoparticle transport and penetration efficiency on a sharp-bent tube (elbow connection),” J. Heat and Mass Transfer 155 (2020) 119816.

Pei, C., Q. Ou, and D.Y.H. Pui, “Effects of Temperature and Relative Humidity on Laboratory Air Filter Loading Test by Hygroscopic Salts,” submitted to Separation and Purification Technology (2020).

Lan, F., J. Lv, J. Chen, X. Zhang, Z. Zhao and D.Y.H. Pui, "Willingness to Pay for Staying Away from Haze: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in Xi’an", J. Environmental Management (2020).

Kim, S.C., S. Kang, H. Lee, D.B. Kwak, Q. Ou, C. Pei and D.Y.H. Pui, "Nanofiber Filter Performance Improvement: Nanofiber Layer Uniformity and Branched Nanofiber", Aerosol and Air Quality Research 20:80-88 (2020).

Lee, H., D. Segets, S. Suss, W. Peukert, S. Chen and David Y.H. Pui, "Effects of Filter Structure, Flow Velocity, Particle Concentration and Fouling on the Retention Efficiency of Ultrafiltration for sub-20 nm Gold Particle", Separation and Purification Technology (2020).

Xing Y., Y. Cui, Z. Li, Y. Liu, D. Bao, W. Su, C.J. Tsai and D.Y.H. Pui, R. Yang, "Effects of Airborne Nanoparticles on Gas Adsorption by Zeolites", J. Hazardous Materials (2020).

Kim*, C.H., K. Cho and D.Y.H. Pu, "Investigation of Airborne Molecular Contamination in Cleanroom Air Environment through Portable Soft X0ray Radiolysis Detector",  Applied Science 10:978 (2020).

Chen, S.C., M. Tang*, T.H. Kuehn, C.S. Lo, D. Zhao, X. Xie, J. Sun, Q. Cao* and David Y.H. Pui, "Design of a Rain-Shower based Cleaning System for Simultaneous PM2.5 Removal and CO2 Capture of Ambient Air", Separation and Purification Technology (2020).

2019 Publications

Lee*, H., D.B. Kwak*, S.C. Kim* and D.Y.H. Pui, “Characterization of Colloidal Nanoparticles in mixtures with Polydisperse and multimodal Size Distributions using a Particle Tracking Analysis and Electrospray-Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer,” Powder Technology 355-18-25 (2019)

Lee*, H., S.K. Kang*, S.C. Kim* and D.Y.H. Pui, “Modeling Transport of Colloidal Particles through Polydisperse Fibrous Membrane Filters under Unfavorable Chemical and Physical Conditions,” Powder Technology 355:7-17 (2019).

Pei*, C.X., Q.S. Ou*, T. Yu and D.Y.H. Pui, “Loading Characteristics of Nanofiber Coated Air Intake Filter Media by Potassium Chloride, Ammonium Sulfate, and Ammonium Nitrate Fine Particles and the Comparison with Conventional Cellulose Filter Media,” Separation and Purification Technology 228:UNSP 115734 (2019)

Lee*, H., D.B. Kwak*, S.C. Kim*, Q.S. Ou* and D.Y.H. Pui, “Influence of Colloidal Particles with Bimodal Size Distributions on Rentention and Pressure Drop in Ultrafiltration Membranes,” Separation and Purification Technology 222:352-360 (2019).

Su*, L.P., Q.S. Ou*, L.N.Y. Cao*, Q. Du and D.Y.H. Pui, “Real-time Measurement of Nano-Agglomerate and Aggregate Mass and Surface Area Concentrations with a Prototype Instrument,” Aerosol Science and Technology 53:1453-1467 (2019).

Su*, L.P., Q. Du, M. Tang*, Q.S. Ou* and D.Y.H. Pui, “Effects of Particle Hydrophilicity and Morphology on Aerosol Scavenging in a Wet Electrostatic Scrubber,” Aerosol and Air Quality Research 19:2331-2340 (2019).

Tian*, X.J., Q.S. Ou*, J.X Liu, Y. Liang and D.Y.H. Pui, “Influence of Pre-stage Filter Selection and Face Velocity on the Loading Characteristics of a two-stage Filtration System,” Separation and Purification Technology 224:227-236 (2019).

Lee*, H., S.C. Kim*, S.C. Chen, D. Segets and D.Y.H. Pui, “Predicting collision efficiencies of colloidal nanoparticles in single spherical and fibrous collectors using an individual particle tracking method,” Separation and Purification Technology 222:202-213 (2019).

C.H., S.C. Chen, J.M. Zhou, J.J. Cao and D.Y.H. Pui, “Measurements of Outgassing from PM2.5 Collected in Xi’an, China through Soft X-Ray-Radiolysis,” IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing 32:259-266 (2019).

Lee*, H., S. Kang*, S.C. Kim* and D.Y.H. Pui, “Deposition and Reentrainment of Colloidal Particles in Disordered Fibrous Filters under Chemically and Physically Unfavorable Conditions,” J. Membrane Sci. 582:322-334 (201

Q.S., M.M. Maricq, J. Pakko, T.B. Chanko and D.Y.H. Pui, “Design and Evaluation of a Sintered Metal Fiber Filter for Gasoline Direct Injection Engine Exhaust Aftertreatment,” J. Aerosol Sci. 133:12-23 (2019).

Su*, L.P., Q.S. Ou*, L.N.Y. Cao*, Q. Du and D.Y.H. Pui, “A New Instrument Prototype to Measure the Geometrical Surface Area of Nanoparticles with a Time Resolution of 1s,” J. Aerosol Sci. 132:32-43 (2019).

Su*, L.P., Q.S. Ou*, L.N.Y. Cao*, Q. Du and D.Y.H. Pui, “A New Instrument Prototype to Measure the Geometrical Surface Area of Nanoparticles with a Time Resolution of 1s,” J. Aerosol Sci. 132:32-43 (2019).

Lee*, H., D. Segets, S. Suess, W. Peukert, S.C. Chen and D.Y.H. Pui, “Retention Mechanisms of 1.7 nm ZnS Quantum Dots and Sub-20 nm Au Nanoparticles in Ultrafiltration Membrane,” J. Membrane Sci. 567:58-67 (2018).

Kang*, S., H. Lee*, S.C. Kim*, D.R. Chen and D.Y.H. Pui, “Modeling of Fibrous Filter Media for Ultrafine Particle Filtration,” Separation and Purification Technology 209:461-469 (2019).

Ye, Y. and D.Y.H. Pui, “Airborne Particle Detection Based on a Spin Hall Effect Measurement,” IEEE Sensors Letters 4(3) (2019).

Pei*, C.X., Q.S. Ou* and D.Y.H. Pui, “Effect of Relative Humidity on Loading Characteristics of Cellulose Filter Media by Submicrometer Potassium Chloride, Ammonium Sulfate, and Ammonium Nitrate Particles,” Separation and Purification Technology 212:75-83 (2019).

Tian*, X., Q.S. Ou*, J.X. Liu, Y. Liang and D.Y.H. Pui, “Particle Loading Characteristics of a Two-Stage Filtration System,” Separation and Purification Technology 215:351-359 (2019).

Sorensen, C.M., R.C. Flagan, U. Baltensperger and D.Y.H. Pui, “Grand Challenges for Aerosol Science and Technology,” Aerosol Science and Technology, 53:731-734 (2019).

Romay, F.J. and D.Y.H. Pui, “Professor Virgil Alan Marple: August 16, 1939 to December 24, 2017 Obituary,” Aerosol Science and Technology, 53:728-729 (2019)

Chen, S.C., M. Tang*, T.H. Kuehn, C.S. Lo, D. Zhao, X. Xie, J. Sun, Q. Cao* and David Y.H. Pui, “Design of a Rain-Shower based Cleaning System for Simultaneous PM2.5 Removal and CO2 Capture of Ambient Air,” Separation and Purification Technology 237 (2020)116389.

Kim*, C.H., K. Cho and D.Y.H. Pui, “Investigation of Airborne Molecular Contamination in Cleanroom Air Environment through Portable Soft X0ray Radiolysis Detector,” Applied Science 2020, 10, 978 (2020).

Xing Y., Y. Cui, Z. Li, Y. Liu, D. Bao, W. Su, C.J. Tsai and D.Y.H. Pui, R. Yang, “Effects of Airborne Nanoparticles on Gas Adsorption by Zeolites,” accepted by J. Hazardous Materials (2020).

Lee, H., D. Segets, S. Suss, W. Peukert, S. Chen and David Y.H. Pui, "Effects of Filter Structure, Flow Velocity, Particle Concentration and Fouling on the Retention Efficiency of Ultrafiltration for sub-20 nm Gold Particles,” accepted by Separation and Purification Technology (2020).

Kim, S.C., S. Kang, H. Lee, D.B. Kwak, Q. Ou, C. Pei and D.Y.H. Pui, “Nanofiber Filter Performance Improvement: Nanofiber Layer Uniformity and Branched Nanofiber,” Aerosol & Air Quality Research 20:80-88 (2020).

Lan, F., J. Lv, J. Chen, X. Zhang, Z. Zhao and D.Y.H. Pui, “Willingness to Pay for Staying Away from Haze: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in Xi’an,” accepted by J. Environmental Management (2020).

2018 Publications

Kang, S., S. C. Chen, W. T. Lai, and D. Y. H. Pui, “Measurement of Dispersity of ISO A2 Fine Dusts by Shadowgraphy Method,” Powder Technology 232:186-194 (2018).

Lee, H., D. Segets, S. Suess, W. Peukert, S.C. Chen and D.Y.H. Pui, “Retention Mechanisms of 1.7 nm ZnS Quantum Dots and Sub-20 nm Au Nanoparticles in Ultrafiltration Membranes,” J. Membrane Sci. 567:58-67 (2018).

Kang, S., H. Lee, S. C. Kim, D. R. Chen, and D.Y.H. Pui, “Modeling of Fibrous Filter Media for Ultrafine Particle Filtration,” Separation and Purification Tech. 209:461-469 (2019).

Tang, M., D. Thompson, D.Q. Chang, S.C. Chen and D.Y.H. Pui, “Filtration Efficiency and Loading Characteristics of PM2.5 through Commercial Electret Filter Media,” Separation & Purification Technol. 195 (2018) 101-109.

Cao, Q., L. Shen, S.C. Chen and D.Y.H. Pui, “WRF Modeling of PM2.5 Remediation by SALSCS and Its Clean Air Flow over Beijing Terrain,” Science of Total Environment 626(2018)134-146.

Cao, Q.F., T.H. Kuehn, L. Shen, S.C. Chen, N.N. Zhang, Y. Huang, J.J. Cao and D.Y.H. Pui, “Urban-scale SALSCS, Part I: Experimental Evaluation and Numerical Modeling of a Demonstration Unit,” Aerosol and Air Quality Research 18:2865-2878 (2018).

Cao, Q.F., M.H. Huang, T.H. Kuehn, L. Shen, W.Q. Tao, J.J. Cao and D.Y.H. Pui, “Urban-scale SALSCS, Part II: A Parametric Study of System Performance,” Aerosol and Air Quality Research 18:2879-2894 (2018).

Tang, M., S.C. Chen and D.Y.H. Pui, “An Improved Atomizer with High Output of Nanoparticles,” J. Aerosol Sci. 124:10-16 (2018).

Tang, M., D. Thompson, S.C. Chen, Y. Liang and D.Y.H. Pui, “Evaluation of Different Discharging Methods on HVAC Electret Filter Media,” Building and Environment 141:206-214 (2018).

Zeng, Q.L., X.F. Xie, X. Wang, Y. Wang, G.H. Lu, D.Y.H. Pui and J. Sun, “Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance of Ag @TiO2 for the Gaseous Acetaldehyde Photodegradation under Fluorescent Lamp,” Chemical Engineering J. 341:83-92 (2018).

Hu, Y.D., X.F. Xie, X. Wang, Y. Wang, Y. Zeng, D.Y.H. Pui and J. Sun, “Visible-Light Upconversion Carbon Quantum Dots Decorated TiO2 for the Photodegradation of Flowing Gaseous Acetaldehyde,” Applied Surface Sci. 440:266-274 (2018).

Cao, L. N.Y. and D.Y.H. Pui, “A Novel Weighted Sum Method to Measure Particle Geometric Surface Area in Real-time,” J. Aerosol Sci. 117:11-23 (2018).

Tang, M., S.C. Chen, D.Q. Chang, X.F. Xie, J. Sun and D.Y.H. Pui, “Filtration Efficiency and Loading Characteristics of PM2.5 through Composite Filter Media consisting of Commercial HVAC Electret Media and Nanofiber Layer,” Separation and Purification Technology 198:137-145 (2018).

2017 Publications

Cao, L. N. Y., Chen, S.-C., Fissan, H., Asbach, C., and Pui, D. Y. H. (2017). Development of a geometric surface area monitor (GSAM) for aerosol nanoparticles. Journal of Aerosol Science, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaerosci.2017.09.013, PTL #1634.

Lee, H., Chen, S.-C., Kim, C.H., Westenburg, E., Moon, S.I., and D. Y. H. Pui (2017) "Evaluation of concentration measurement techniques of colloidal nanoparticles for microfiltration and ultrafiltration applications: Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, nanoparticle tracking analysis and electrospray-scanning mobility particle sizer," Separation and Purification Technology, 184, 34-42, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2017.04.021, PTL#1633.

Ou, Q., Maricq. M.M. and D.Y.H. Pui, (2017) "Evaluation of metallic filter media for sub-micrometer soot particle removal at elevated temperature," Aerosol Sci. Technol., 1-10, doi:10.1080/02786826.2017.1349871, PTL#1632.

Lee, H., S. C. Chen, D. Segets, S. Süß, W. Peukert and D. Y. H. Pui, (2017) "Liquid filtration of nanoparticles through track-etched membrane filters under unfavorable and different ionic strength conditions: Experiments and modeling," J. Membrane Sci., 524, 682-690, doi: 10.1016/j.memsci.2016.11.023, PTL#1631.

Kim, C.H., Lee, H., Juelfs, A., Haynes, C.L. and D.Y.H. Pui, (2017) "The effect of filtered nanoparticles on changing gas filtration efficiency of granular activated carbons," Carbon, 121, 63-71, doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2017.05.060, PTL#1630.

Chen, S., Q. Wang and D. R. Chen, (2017) "Effect of Pleat Shape on Reverse Pulsed-jet Cleaning of Filter Cartridges," Powder Technology, 305, 1-11, doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2016.09.013, PTL#1629.

Chen, S. and D. R. Chen, (2017) "Annular-Slit Nozzle for Reverse Flow Cleaning of Pleated Filter Cartridges," Separation and Purification Technology, 177, 182-191, doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2016.10.050, PTL#1628.

2016 Publications

Chen, S. and D. R. Chen, (2016) "Numerical Study of Reverse Multi-Pulsing Jet Cleaning for Pleated Cartridge Filters," Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 16, 1991-2002, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2015.11.0645, PTL#1617.

Chen, S.C., Hu, Y., Pui, D.Y.H. and Wang, J. (2016) "Explicit expressions for the minimum efficiency and most penetrating particle size of Nuclepore filters," J. Aerosol Sci., 100:108-117, doi: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2016.07.008. PTL#1627

Chen, S. C., D. Q. Chang, C. Pei, C. J. Tsai and D. Y. H. Pui, (2016) "Removal Efficiency of Bimodal PM2.5 and PM10 by Electret Respirators and Mechanical Engine Intake Filters," Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 16, 1722-1729, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2015.08.0494, PTL#1621.

Chen, S. C., D. Segets, T. Y. Ling, W. Peukert and D. Y. H. Pui, (2016) "An Experimental Study of Ultrafiltration for Sub-10 nm Quantum Dots and Sub-150 Nanoparticles through PTFE membrane and Nuclepore Filters," J. Membrane Sci., 497, 153-161, doi: 10.1016/j.memsci.2015.09.022, PTL#1622.

Jen, C. N., R. Bachman, J. Zhao, P. H. McMurry and D. R. Hanson, (2016) "Diamine-sulfuric acid reactions are a potent source of new particle formation," Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 867-873, doi:10.1002/2015GL066958, PTL#1624.

Kim, C. H., Y. T. Sul and D. Y. H. Pui, (2016) "Real-time and Online Screening Method for Materials Emitting Volatile Organic Compounds," J. Nanopart. Res., 18, 282, DOI: 10.1007/s11051-016-3598-4, PTL#1623.

Oberreit, D., V. K. Rawat, C. Larriba, H. Ouyang, P. H. McMurry and C. J. Hogan, (2016) "Analysis of Heterogeneous Water Vapor Uptake by Metal Iodide Cluster Ions via Differential Mobility Analysis-Mass Spectrometry," J. Chem. Phys., 143, 104204, doi: 10.1063/1.4930278, PTL#1620.

Pui, D.Y.H., Chen, S.C., Hu, S.C., R., Vijayakumar, and T.H. Kuehn (2016) “Cleanroom Design Guide: Section 1. Cleanroom Fundamentals,” ASHRAE Handbook, PTL#1626.

Pui, D. Y. H., J. Cao and J. Mandell, et al., (2016) "2nd UMN–CAS Bilateral Seminar on PM2.5 Science, Health Effects and Control Technologies, October 7–8, 2015 at 3M Innovation Center, Maplewood, MN, USA," Particuology, 27, 141-143, doi: 10.1016/j.partic.2016.05.001, PTL#1625.

Wang, Q., L. Golshahi and D. R. Chen, (2016) "Advanced Testing Method to Evaluate the Performance of Respirator Filter Media," J. Occup. Environ. Hyg., 13:10, 750-758, doi: 10.1080/15459624.2016.1177647, PTL#1618.

Wang, Q., X. Lin and D. R. Chen, (2016) "Effect of Dust Loading Rate on the Loading Characteristics of High Efficiency Filter Media," Powder Technology, 287, 20-28, doi: 10.1016/j.powtec.2015.09.032, PTL#1619.