Variability of Electronic Cigarette Particle Size Distributions and the Effects of Background Air
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
The nicotine content in the gas phase increased with an increase in power to the e-cigarette, but in general the majority of the nicotine was found in the particulate phase. The common range for e-cigarette operation today is between three and five volts, and there was a greater nicotine content that was found when operating the e-cigarette at the higher end voltage. This research produced data that showed the different varieties of e-cigarettes produced bimodal distributions of aerosol particle sizes, which is associated with the different boiling points of the different liquid components.