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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(10), 1225;

A Novel Vaping Machine Dedicated to Fully Controlling the Generation of E-Cigarette Emissions

Laboratoire Français du E-Liquide (LFEL), 218 avenue du Haut-Levêque, 33600 Pessac, France
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Received: 28 July 2017 / Revised: 5 October 2017 / Accepted: 6 October 2017 / Published: 14 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electronic Cigarette Use and Public Health)
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The accurate study of aerosol composition and nicotine release by electronic cigarettes is a major issue. In order to fully and correctly characterize aerosol, emission generation has to be completely mastered. This study describes an original vaping machine named Universal System for Analysis of Vaping (U-SAV), dedicated to vaping product study, enabling the control and real-time monitoring of applied flow rate and power. Repeatability and stability of the machine are demonstrated on flow rate, power regulation and e-liquid consumption. The emission protocol used to characterize the vaping machine is based on the AFNOR-XP-D90-300-3 standard (15 W power, 1 Ω atomizer resistance, 100 puffs collected per session, 1.1 L/min airflow rate). Each of the parameters has been verified with two standardized liquids by studying mass variations, power regulation and flow rate stability. U-SAV presents the required and necessary stability for the full control of emission generation. The U-SAV is recognised by the French association for standardization (AFNOR), European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and International Standards Organisation (ISO) as a vaping machine. It can be used to highlight the influence of the e-liquid composition, user behaviour and nature of the device, on the e-liquid consumption and aerosol composition. View Full-Text
Keywords: electronic cigarette; vaping machine; emission generation; standardization electronic cigarette; vaping machine; emission generation; standardization

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Soulet, S.; Pairaud, C.; Lalo, H. A Novel Vaping Machine Dedicated to Fully Controlling the Generation of E-Cigarette Emissions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1225.

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