collection efficiency

in atmospheric chemistry
A term which characterizes an entire sampling and sample pretreatment procedure, usually represented as a percentage of the original amount of the analyte which is left for measurement (signal formation) after having passed through this procedure. This term also applies to the efficiency of @[email protected] of an @[email protected] by an arrestment plant. For particulates, the @[email protected] efficiency is size related.
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167. (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2181 [Terms] [Paper]