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morphological characterisation


For the morphological characterisation (shape, size, roughness) of individual atmospheric particles, especially of asbestos, mineral fibres and quartz, a scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and a light microscope can be used, as well as quantitative determination of crystalline silica in respirable-size dust samples by infrared spectrophotometry.


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