A Method for Measuring the Elution of Nicotine and Total Particulate Matter from a Cigarette Filter

J.G. Curran, J.E. Kiefer
1973 Beiträge zur Tabakforschung International  
AbstractA method was developed to measure the amount of an SV smoke component captured by a filter for at least the duration of a puff and eluted from the filter by subsequent puffs of cigarette smoke. It was concluded that the size of the filament affects the elution of nicotine by a cellulose acetate filter and that the elution phenomenon is an important factor in the filtration mechanism of nicotine and a minor factor in the filtration mechanism of TPM. Due to condensation, there is a
more » ... of nicotine and TPM within 5 mm of the burning zone. This accounts for some of the increased delivery of nicotine and TPM observed when the last portion of the cigarette is smoked
doi:10.2478/cttr-2013-0306 fatcat:3k4mwuixdzaczoeynqi7ffibpe