David Leith
 
Adjunct Professor
(retired from UNC 7/1/12)
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
School of Public Health
CB 7431, Rosenau Hall 
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431

Office:  010 Rosenau Hall

david_leith@unc.edu


Education

Teaching
Research
PhD Students
Awards
Recent Publications
Other Interests


Education

BS in Chemical Engineering with Honors, University of Cincinnati, 1970
MS in Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1970
ScD in Environmental Health Sciences, Harvard University, 1975


Teaching

ENVR 416,         Aerosol Technology  fall 2010
ENVR 754,         Air Pollution Control  fall 2011



Research (see link to Baity Laboratory)

Factors that affect pollutant generation at the source
Methods to measure pollutant concentrations and characteristics
Methods to control pollutants effectively and economically


PhD Students

Nicole Hagan presently enrolled
Tom Peters graduated 2004
John Volckens graduated 2003
Jacky Rosati graduated 2002
Al Armendariz graduated 2002
Jeff Wagner graduated 2000
Jon Thornburg graduated 1999
Peter Raynor graduated 1998
Marc Plinke graduated 1994
G. Ramachandran graduated 1993
Lori Todd graduated 1990
Chung-te Lee graduated 1988
Donna Lee Jones graduated 1988
John Dirgo graduated 1988
John Koehler graduated 1986
David Johnson graduated 1985
Thomas Kalinowski graduated 1981
Michael Ellenbecker   graduated 1979


Awards

Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service to the broader public health community, 2008.

Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction, presented by the Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005.

Newton Underwood Award for excellence in teaching, presented by the students of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 2003. 

John E. Larsh, Jr. Award for Student Mentorship, presented by the Dean, School of Public Health, UNC, 2001. 

Newton Underwood Award for excellence in teaching, presented by the students of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 1993. 

Best Engineering Paper in Industrial Hygiene Published during 2000, co-author with Maryanne Boundy, David Hands, Michael Gressel and G. Edward Burroughs.  

Best Paper Published in AIHA Journal during 1999, co-author with John Volckens, Maryanne Boundy, and David Hands. 

Best Paper Published in AIHA Journal during 1996, co-author with Peter C. Raynor and Steven Cooper.  

Best Paper Published in App. Occup. Env. Hyg. during 1995, co-author with John J. McAneny and Maryanne G. Boundy.  

Outstanding Aerosol Paper Award, 1992, co-author with Marc Plinke,  David B. Holstein and Maryanne G. Boundy.

Best Paper Published in AIHA Journal, during 1990, co-author with Lori Todd.


Papers Since 1990

Iozia, Donna Lee and David Leith, "The Logistic Function and Cyclone Fractional Efficiency", Aerosol Science and Technology, 12: 598-606 (1990).

Todd, Lori and David Leith, "Remote Sensing and Computed Tomography in Industrial Hygiene I: Theoretical Basis", J. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 51: 224 (1990). 

Leith, David, "Introduction to Aerosol Science", in Aerosol Control in the Microelectronics Industry, R.P. Donovan, ed., Marcel Dekker, New York, 1990. 

Leith, David, "Fundamentals of Light Scattering by Aerosol Particles", in Aerosol Control in the Microelectronics Industry, R.P. Donovan, editor, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1990.

Sherman, Christopher P.C., David Leith, and Michael J. Symons, "Outlet Mass Flux from a Pulse-Jet Cleaned Fabric Filter: Testing a Theoretical Model", Aerosol Science and Technology, 13: 426-433 (1990).

Boundy, Maryanne G., David Leith, and Michael R. Knowles, "Dispersion and Size Distribution of Amiloride by Metered Dose and Dry Powder Inhalers", Journal of Aerosol Medicine, 3: 233-241 (1990).

Kamens, Richard, Chung-te Lee, Russell Wiener, and David Leith, "A Preliminary Study to Characterize Indoor Particles in Three Homes", Environmental Science and Technology, 25A: 939-948 (1991).

Kessler, Marc and David Leith, "Flow Measurement and Efficiency Modelling of Cyclones for Particle Collection", Aerosol Science and Technology, 15: 8-18 (1991).

Ramachandran, G., David Leith, John Dirgo, and Henry Feldman, "Cyclone Optimization Based on a New Empirical Model for Pressure Drop", Aerosol Science and Technology, 15: 135-148 (1991).

Plinke, Marc A. E., David Leith, David B. Holstein and Maryanne G. Boundy, "Experimental Examination of Factors that Affect Dust Generation", American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 52: 521-528 (1991).

Plinke, Marc A. E., Ralf Maus and David Leith, "Experimental Examination of Factors that Affect Dust Generation Using the Heubach and MRI Testers", American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 53: 325-330 (1992).

Ramachandran, G. and David Leith, "Extraction of Aerosol Size Distributions from Multispectral Light Extinction Data", Aerosol Science and Technology, 17: 303-325 (1992).

Cawley, Brian and David Leith, "A Bench-top Apparatus to Examine Factors that Affect Dust Generation", Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 8: 624-631 (1993).

Ramachandran, G., David Leith and Lori Todd, "Extraction of Spatial Aerosol Distributions from Multispectral Light Extinction Measurements With Computed Tomography", Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 11: 144-154 (1994).

Plinke, Marc A. E., David Leith, Randall G. Goodman, and Friedrich Löffler, "Particle Separation Mechanisms in Flow of Granular Material", Particulate Science and Technology, 12: 71-87 (1994).

Plinke, Marc A.E., David Leith, Royal Hathaway, and Friedrich Löffler, "Cohesion in Granular Materials", Bulk Solids Handling, 14: 101-106, (1994).

Leith, David, "Apparatus for Administering Solid Particulate Aerosols to the Lungs", US patent 5,304,125, issued 19 April 1994.

Ramachandran, G., Peter C. Raynor and David Leith, "Collection Efficiency and Pressure Drop for a Rotary-Flow Cyclone", Filtration and Separation, 31: 631-636 (1994).

Plinke, Marc A.E., David Leith, Maryanne G. Boundy and Friedrich Löffler, "Dust Generation from Handling Powders in Industry, American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 56: 251-257 (1995).

Casper, Rober A., Malcom E. Taylor, Frank A. Leith, David H. Leith, and Maryanne G. Boundy, "Multi-dose Dry Powder Inhalation Device, ", US patent 5,415,162 issued 16 May 1995.

McAneny, John J., David Leith and Maryanne G. Boundy, "Volatilization of Mineral Oil Mist Collected on Sampling Filters", Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 10(9): 783-787 (1995).

Lanning, Jeffrey S., Maryanne G. Boundy and David Leith, "Validating a Model for the Prediction of Dust Generation", Particulate Science and Technology, 13: 105-116 (1995).

Cooper, Steven J., Peter C. Raynor and David Leith, "Evaporation of Mineral Oil in a Mist Collector",  Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 11: 1204-1211 (1996).

Raynor, Peter C., Steven Cooper, and David Leith, "Evaporation of Polydisperse Multicomponent Droplets", American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 57: 1128-1136 (1996).

Leith, David, Frank A. Leith and Maryanne G. Boundy, "Laboratory Measurements of Oil Mist Concentrations Using Filters and an Electrostatic Precipitator", American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 57: 1137-1141 (1996).

Leith, David, Peter C. Raynor, Maryanne G. Boundy and Steven J. Cooper, "Performance of Industrial Equipment to Collect Coolant Mist", American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 57: 1142-1148 (1996).

Leith, David and Donna Lee Jones, "Cyclones" in Handbook of Powder Science and Engineering, 2nd ed., M.E. Fayed and L. Otten, eds., Chappman & Hall, New York, 1997.

Cooper, Steven J. and David Leith, "Evaporation of Metalworking Fluid Mist in Laboratory and Industrial Collectors", American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 59: 45-51 (1998).

Thornburg, Jonathan, Steven J. Cooper and David Leith, "Counting Efficiency of the API Aerosizer", Journal of Aerosol Science, 30(4): 479-488 (1999).

Raynor, Peter C., and David Leith, "Evaporation of Accumulated Multicomponent Liquids from Fibrous Filters", Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 43(3):181-192 (1999).

Volckens, John, Maryanne Boundy, David Leith and David Hands, “Oil Mist Concentration:  A Comparison of Sampling Methods”, American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 60: 684-689 (1999).

Rosati, Jacky, David Leith and Peter C. Raynor, “Determinants of Filter Lifetime”, Filtration and Separation, 36:(10): 30-32 (1999)

Raynor, Peter C. and David Leith, “The Influence of Accumulated Liquid on Fibrous Filter Performance Journal of Aerosol Science, 31: 19-34 (2000).

Raynor, Peter C., John Volckens, and David Leith, “Modeling Evaporative Loss of Oil Mist Collected by Sampling Filters”, Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 15(1): 90-96 (2000).

Volckens, John, Maryanne Boundy and David Leith, "Mist Concentration Measurements II:  Laboratory and Field Evaluations", Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 15(4): 370-379 (2000).  

Thornburg, Jonathan and David Leith, “Mist Generation during Metal Machining”, Journal of Tribology (ASME), 122: 544-549, (2000). 

Thornburg, Jon, and David Leith, “Size Distribution of Mist Generated During Metal Machining”, Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 15(8): 618-628 (2000). 

Boundy, Maryanne, David Leith, David Hands, Michael Gressel and G. Edward Burroughs, "Performance of Industrial Mist Collectors Over Time", Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 15 (12): 928-935 (2000).   

Wagner, Jeff and David Leith, "Passive Aerosol Sampler", US Patent Application (2000). 

Wagner, Jeff and David Leith, “Field Tests of a Passive Aerosol Sampler”, Journal of Aerosol Science 32: 33-48 (2001). 

Wagner, Jeff and David Leith, “Passive Aerosol Sampler.  I:  Principle of Operation”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 34(2) 186-192 (2001).

Wagner, Jeff and David Leith, “Passive Aerosol Sampler.  II:  Wind Tunnel Experiments”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 34(2) 193-201 (2001). 

Peters, Thomas, Maryanne Boundy, and David Leith, “Influence of Upstream Flow Characteristics on Filter Efficiency”, Filtration and Separation, 38 (10) 40-47 (2001).

Wagner, Jeff and David Leith, “Passive Aerosol Sampler and Methods”, US Patent 6,321,608 granted 27 November 2001. 

Armendariz, Alfredo and David Leith, “Concentration Measurement and Counting Efficiency for the Aerodynamic Particle Sizer 3320” Journal of Aerosol Science, 33: 133-148 (2002).   

Volckens, John and David Leith, “Electrostatic Sampler for Semivolatile Aerosols:  Chemical Artifacts”, Environmental Science and Technology 36: 4608 - 4612 (2002). 

Volckens, John and David Leith, “Filter and Electrostatic Samplers for Semivolatile Aerosols:  Physical Artifacts”, Environmental Science and Technology, 36: 4613 - 4617 (2002).  

Rosati, Jacky A., James S. Brown, Thomas M. Peters, David Leith, and Chong S. Kim, “A Polydisperse Aerosol Inhalation System Designed for Human Studies”, Journal of Aerosol Science, 33:1433-1446 (2002). 

Volckens, John and David Leith, “Partitioning Theory for Respiratory Deposition of Semi-Volatile Aerosols”, Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 47 (2) 157 - 164 (2003). 

Peters, Thomas M. and David Leith, “Concentration Measurement and Counting Efficiency of the Aerodynamic Particle Sizer 3321” Journal of Aerosol Science, 34 627 – 634 (2003). 

Rosati, Jacky A., David Leith, and Chong S. Kim, “Monodisperse and Polydisperse Aerosol Deposition in a Packed Bed”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 37 (6) 528 – 535 (2003). 

Volckens, John and David Leith, “Response to Comment on ‘Electrostatic Sampler for Semivolatile Aerosols:  Chemical Artifacts’ and ‘Filter and Electrostatic Samplers for Semivolatile Aerosols:  Physical Artifacts’”, Environmental Science and Technology, 37: 2023 (2003).  

Volckens, John and David Leith, “Comparison of Methods for Measuring Gas-Particle Partitioning of Semivolatile Compounds”, Atmospheric Environment, 37 3177-3188 (2003).

Volckens, John and David Leith, “Effects of Sampling Bias on Gas-Particle Partitioning of Semivolatile Compounds”, Atmospheric Environment, 37 3385-3393 (2003).  

Leith, David, John Volckens, Maryanne Boundy and David Hands, “Control Methods for Mineral Oil Mists”, Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 18: 883-339 (2003).   

Armendariz, Alfredo J. and David Leith, “A Personal Sampler for Aircraft Engine Cold Start Particles: Laboratory Development and Testing”, American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 64: 755-762 (2003). 

Armendariz, Alfredo J., David Leith, Maryanne Boundy, Randall Goodman, Les Smith and Gary Carlton, “Development and Field Demonstration of an Electrostatic Personal Particle Sampler”, American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 64: 777-784 , (2003). 

Peters, Thomas and David Leith, “Measurement of Particle Deposition in Industrial Ducts”, Journal of Aerosol Science 35: (4) 529-540 (2004).

Peters, Thomas M. and David Leith, “Droplet Deposition in Industrial Duct Bends”, Annals of Occupational Hygiene 48 (5) 483-490 (2004). 

Boundy, Maryanne, David Leith and Thomas Polton, “Method to Evaluate the Dustiness of Pharmaceutical Powders”, Annals of Occupational Hygiene 50: 253-258 (2006). 

Leith, David, Darrell Sommerlatt and Maryanne G. Boundy, "Passive Sampler for PM10-2.5 Aerosol", J. Air and Waste Management Association, 57: 332-336 (2007). 

Whitehead, Todd and David Leith, “Passive Aerosol Sampler for Particle Concentrations and Size Distributions”, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 10: 331-335 (2008). 

de Bruijne, Kim, Seth Ebersviller, Kenneth Sexton, Sandra Lake, David Leith, Randall Goodman, James Jetter, Melanie Doyle-Eisele, Glenn Walters, Ruby Woodside, Harvey Jeffries and Ilona Jaspers, “Design and Testing of Electrostatic Aerosol In Vitro Exposure System (EAVES):  An Alternative Exposure System for Particles”, Inhalation Toxicology, 21: 91-101 (2009). 

Nash, David and David Leith, “Use of Passive Diffusion Tubes to Monitor Air Pollutants”, Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, 60: 204-209 (2010). 

Nash, David and David Leith, “Ultrafine Particle Sampling with the UNC Passive Aerosol Sampler,” Aerosol Science and Technology, 44: 1059-1064 (2010).

Raynor, Peter C., David Leith, K.W. Lee and R. Mukund, “Sampling and Analysis Using Filters” in Aerosol Measurement, 3rd ed., P Kulkarni, P.A. Baron and K Willeke, eds., Wiley Interscience, New York (2011).  

Leith, David and Stephen N. Rudnick, "Melvin W. First, 1914 - 2011", Aerosol Science and Technology, 46: 124-125 (2012). 

Yeatts, Karin B., Mohamed El-Sadig, Habiba I. Ali, Fatma Al-Maskari, Alan Campbell, Shu Wen Ng, Lisa Reeves, Ronna L. Chan, Christopher A. Davidson, William E. Funk, Maryanne G. Boundy, David Leith, Barry Popkin, Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, Ivan Rusyn, Andrew F. Olshan, “Conducting Environmental Health Research in the Arabian Middle East:  Lessons and Opportunities,” Environmental Health Perspectives, 120: 632-636 (2012).

Yeatts, Karin B., Mohamed El-Sadig, David Leith, William Kalsbeek,  Fatma Al-Maskari, David Couper, William E. Funk, Taoufik Zoubeidi, Ronna L. Chan, Chris B.Trent, Christopher A. Davidson, Maryanne G. Boundy, Maamoon M. Kassab, Mohamed Y. Hasan, Ivan Rusyn, Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, and Andrew F. Olshan, “Indoor Air Pollutants and Health in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)”, Environmental Health Perspectives, 120: 687-694 (2012).  

Arashiro, Maiko and David Leith, "Precision of PM Measurements with the UNC Passive Aerosol Sampler", Journal of Aerosol Science, 57: 161-164 (2013). 

Leith, David, Dan Miller-Lionberg, Gary Casuccio, Traci Lersch, Hank Lentz, Anthony Marchese, and John Volckens, “Development of a Transfer Function for a Personal, Thermophoretic Nanoparticle Sampler,” Aerosol Science and Technology, 48:1, 81-89 (2014).

 

 

 

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