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Term of the Road Dictionary

oscillating microbalance

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Environment Environmental Protection
  • Definition : Measuring device which measures the concentration by mass of ultrafine particles suspended in the air by analysing the oscillations of a filter they have to pass through, and which vibrates under the effect of a constant electric field with a frequency that decreases as the mass of particles accumulating in it increases [OQLF/PIARC].

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