BRAWM Team: Potential "Hot Particle" Count In Your Filters
Question for the BRAWM team:
If this has been covered already, please point me to the post and I'll read up on it.
I was trying to calculate the potential number of hot particles that could be captured in your air filters for two sample periods during April.
It looks like the air sample volumes in April ranged from:
3.54E+06 liters (04/15/2011 18:02 to 04/16/2011 16:18)
1.15E+07 liters (04/19/2011 18:52 to 04/22/2011 19:04)
Gundersen estimated that the average person breathes in 10 m3 of air a day. And that 10 m3 yielded 5 hot particles in Seattle. I believe that would mean approx. 1770 and 5750 hot particles would be captured in your filters for the 3.54E+06 and 1.15E+07 liter samples (if the samples were taken in Seattle at that time).
3.54E+06 liters / 1000 liters per m3 / 10 m3 per day * 5 particles = 1770 particles
1.15E+07 liters / 1000 liters per m3 / 10 m3 per day * 5 particles = 5750 particles
Are these calculations correct?
If my calculations are correct, based on your knowledge of the hot particle activity, what would you estimate the results to be for either sample? And is that consistent with your results?