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An instrument for collecting dust samples which directs a measured volume of air on to a greased slide to which any dust present will stick.
- ‘Four sets of simultaneous samples were taken by konimeter and thermal precipitator in South African asbestos mines and/or fiberising plants between 1940 and 1967.’
- ‘On the basis of multiple linear regression analyses of the relationship of concentrations obtained with the konimeter, the thermal precipitator and the membrane filtre in four different asbestos manufacturing processes, it was established that no single conversion factor may be used for the interconversion of results obtained by different methods.’
- ‘Four sets of simultaneous samples were taken by konimeter for sampling asbestos dust.’
Early 20th century: from Greek konis dust + -meter.
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