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New Approaches to Characterize and Reduce the Number of Ultrafine Particles from a Laser Printer
  DOI :  10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.2013.57.1.010502  Published OnlineJanuary 2013
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Abstract For better understanding of air quality, ultrafine particles (UFPs) emitted from laser printers were evaluated as a function of toner coverage, printer type, potential submicrometer particle sources, and fuser units. Emission measurements were conducted using 11 printers with different fuser units from a variety of manufacturers. Particle concentrations with different fuser units and temperatures were monitored using a condensation particle counter (CPC) from the chamber. The relationship between the emission rate and the temperature of a fuser unit is very strong. The regression relationship satisfies a positive exponential-rise equation. However, only a weak positive exponential-rise relation was observed with the mixed data from four different fuser units. This is one piece of evidence that suggests that other factors play a role in laser printer fine particle/ultrafine particle emission.

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Heungsup Park, SungJun Park, "New Approaches to Characterize and Reduce the Number of Ultrafine Particles from a Laser Printerin Journal of Imaging Science and Technology,  2013,  pp 10502-1 - 10502-7,  https://doi.org/10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.2013.57.1.010502

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