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Table 2 Technical specifications and comparison between the two in vitro exposure chambers used in this study: BAT’s exposure chamber and Vitrocell’s mammalian exposure module [40]

From: Application of dosimetry tools for the assessment of e-cigarette aerosol and cigarette smoke generated on two different in vitro exposure systems

  BAT exposure chamber Vitrocell 6/4 CF Stainless mammalian exposure module
Approximate dimensions 12 cm Ø × 9 cm H 10 cm × 16 cm × 13 cm (D × W × H)
Approximate weight 0.65 kg 4.5 kg
Material Transparent Perspex® Polished stainless steel, glass and aluminium
Capacity 3 × 24 mm ø culture inserts
6 × 12 mm ø culture inserts
8 × 6.5 mm ø culture inserts
3 × 30 mm ø Petri dishes
1 × 85 mm ø Petri dish
3 or 4 × 24 mm ø culture inserts
3 or 4 × 12 mm ø culture inserts
3 × 35 mm ø Petri dishes
Integrated dose tool 1–3 QCMs 1–4 QCMs
Aerosol delivery to ALI Sedimentation, Brownian motion Sedimentation, Brownian motion
Effective residence time 52 s 79 s
  1. Ø = diameter