Time Resolved Emission of Sidestream Smoke Particles

Open access


By means of the dispersion quotient method, the aerosol properties of freshly produced sidestream smoke were measured during the puff and subsequent interpuff period. These measurements were made on short time scales and at high aerosol concentrations. Examples are presented, which show the influence of different combustion conditions during the puff (resulting from different degrees of ventilation and different types of tobacco) on the emission of sidestream particles during the interpuff period. The ratio of the volume concentrations of the particles before and during a puff is reduced by ventilation and is nearly unchanged by the variation of the tobacco type.

If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.

  • 1. Johnson W.R. R. W. Hale J.W. Nedlock H.J. Grubbs and D. H. Powell: The distribution of products between mainstream and sidestream smoke; Tob. Sci. 17 (1973) 141-144.

  • 2. Klus H. and H. Kuhn: Verteilung verschiedener Tabakrauchbestandteile auf Haupt- und Neben-stromrauch; Beitr. Tabakforsch. Int. 11 (1982) 229-265.

  • 3. Baker R. R. and C. J. Proctor: The origins and properties of environmental tobacco smoke; Environ. Int. 16 (1990) 231-245.

  • 4. Browne; C. L. C. H. Keith and R. E. Allen: The effect of filter ventilation on the yield and composition of mainstream and sidestream smokes; Beitr. Tabakforsch. Int. 10 (1980) 81-90.

  • 5. Wittig S. R. A. Zahoransky and K. Sakbani: The dispersion quotient technique in sub-micron particle-size analysis; J. Aerosol Sci. 12 (1981) 183-184.

  • 6. Schneider 1 E. Kausch S. Wittig and H.-J. Feld: The mean particle size in fresh undiluted cigarette smoke determined by means of the dispersion quotient method; J. Aerosol Sci. 19 (1988) 895-898.

  • 7. Okada T and K. Matsunuma: Determination of particle-size distribution and concentration of cigarette smoke by a light scattering method; J. Colloid Interface Sci. 48 (1974) 461-469.

  • 8. Bro K.: The optical dispersion quotient method for sizing of soot in shock tube induced combustion; Thesis Purdue University 1978.

  • 9. Kerker M. M. J. Sculley W A. Farone and A. J. Kassmann: Optical properties of cigarette smoke aerosols; Appl. Opt. 17 (1978) 3030.

  • 10. McRae D. D.: The refractive index of individual cigarette smoke droplets; J. Colloid Interface Sci. 87 (1982) 117-123.

  • 11. Ishizu Y K. Ohta and T. Okada: Changes in the particle size and the concentration of cigarette smoke trough the column of a cigarette; J. Aerosol Sci. 9 (1978) 25-29.

  • 12. Ingebrethsen B. J. and S. B. Sears: Particle evaporation of sidestream tobacco smoke in a stirred tank; J. Colloid Interface Sci. 131 (1989) 526-536.

  • 13. Robinson D. P.: Aerodynamic characteristics of the plume generated by a burning cigarette; in Proceedings of the International Conference on the Physical and Chemical Processes Occurring in a Burning Cigarette Winston-Salem NC 198 pp. 115-150.

  • 14. Baker R. R.: Temperature variation within a cigarette combustion coal during the smoking cycle; High Temp. Sci. 7 (1975) 236-247

  • 15. Seehofer F. and W. Schulz: Zur Kenntnis des Glimmstromes von Cigaretten; Beitr. Tabakforsch. 3 (1965) 151-156.

Journal information
Impact Factor

CiteScore 2018: 0.69

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.295
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.491

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 115 23 0
PDF Downloads 53 15 1