aerosol measurement instrument News

  • Practical Aerosol Science - A short course in aerosol theory and measurement

    A 3-day course in practical aerosol science is being run between 8th and 10th June, at the University of Manchester. The course aims to deliver an introductory understanding of the challenges faced with aerosol measurements. Sampling ambient particles can be extremely challenging and answering a simple question like 'how big is the particle' depends on what instrument was used to ...


    By The University of Manchester

  • An instrument from Environnement S.A will measure volcano ashes

    In partnership with the environment and space physics and chemistry laboratory at orleans and CNES (National Space Research Centre), we have started the development ofa ‘LOAC’ measurement system, that will count and size grade aerosols, for balloon-carried stratospheric measurement applications. The first flight of the LOAC was organised by the CNES, from the ESRANGE/Kiruna base ...


    By ENVEA

  • New approach improves accuracy of aerosol measurements on cloudy days

    Satellites taking atmospheric measurements might now be able to see blue skies as clearly as optimists do. Researchers have found a way to reduce cloud-induced glare when satellites measure blue skies on cloudy days, by as much as ten-fold in some cases. The result might lead to more accurate estimates of the amount of sunlight penetrating the atmosphere. Because clouds represent one of the ...

  • Aerosols increasing over India

    Aerosols — particles or droplets suspended in the air that impact climate  by scattering or absorbing the sun’s radiation — are increasing across India, new research shows. The findings by S. Ramachandran and colleagues from the space and atmospheric sciences division of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Dust Dominates Foreign Aerosol Imports To North America

    NASA and university scientists have made the first measurement-based estimate of the amount and composition of tiny airborne particles that arrive in the air over North America each year. With a 3-D view of the atmosphere now possible from satellites, the scientists calculated that dust, not pollution, is the main ingredient of ...

  • IONICON presents the new CHARON aerosol inlet for PTR-TOFMS

    IONICON Analytik, the Austrian based leading manufacturer of real-time trace gas analyzers, introduces a new sample introduction system for aerosols to complement its PTR-TOFMS series products: CHARON. This revolutionary new inlet enables IONICON PTR-TOFMS series instruments to measure aerosols directly with the most versatile, reliable ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • TSI Introduces New AEROTRAK™ 9000 - Nanoparticle Aerosol Monitor

    The AEROTRAK 9000 is an industrial hygiene tool for measuring a new metric for nanoparticle aerosol exposure – lung deposited surface area. Surface area is the measurement metric that research has shown to be highly correlated with exposure and dosing of nanoparticle aerosols. It provides a simple and fast solution for indicating the surface area equivalent dose of particles in the size range of ...


    By TSI Incorporated

  • NEW TSI SidePak AM520 & AM520i Personal Aerosol Monitor

    TSI have just launched their brand new SidePak AM520 & AM520i Personal Aerosol Monitor and Shawcity are delighted to be able to take orders with immediate effect. The AM520 is the industry's smallest, portable, battery-operated, datalogging, light-scattering laser photometer that provides immediate access to aerosol mass concentration readings within a worker's breathing zone.     ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • TSI’s Environmental DustTrak Aerosol Monitor Achieves MCERTS Certification

    TSI Incorporated, a global leader in aerosol instrumentation, expands its innovative line of Environmental DustTrak™ Aerosol Monitors , now offering three additional models which meet the United Kingdom's environmental agency Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS) for indicative ambient particulate monitors. MCERTS is based on ...


    By TSI Incorporated

  • Measurement makes the difference at Cascade Technologies

    The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has worked with Cascade Technologies at various stages of its development and growth, from its formation as a spin-out from the University of Strathclyde in 2003 to its current position as an award-winning SME and the only commercial supplier of quantum cascade lasers for identifying and measuring industrial gases. Two of the company's ...

  • Climate studies to benefit from 12 years of satellite aerosol data

    Aerosols, very small particles suspended in the air, play an important role in the global climate balance and in regulating climate change. They are one of the greatest sources of uncertainty in climate change models. ESA's GlobAerosol project has been making the most of European satellite capabilities to monitor them. Using data from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer-2 on the ERS-2 satellite, ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Investment boosts air quality instrument rental fleet

    In line with its strategy of continual investment in the latest instrumentation, Ashtead Technology has added TSI’s leading portable air quality monitors to its rental fleet. The new models include the lightweight, portable Q-TRAK indoor air quality monitor which is available with a probe for simultaneous measurements of CO2, CO, temperature and humidity or an alternative probe for air ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • PILS-IC-VA: semi-continuous determination of anions, cations & heavy metals in aerosols

    Metrohm presents PILS-IC-VA, a new instrumental approach coupling a Particle-Into-Liquid-Sampler (PILS) to a dual-channel ion chromatograph (IC) for measuring aerosol anions and cations and a voltammetric measuring stand (VA) to determine the heavy metals. PILS-IC-VA is a powerful tool to capture the short-term impacts of air pollution as it allows the near real-time determination of the aerosol ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • A Tale of Two Cities' Black Carbon Measurement

    Advanced photoacoustic measurement of black carbon particles, using equipment available via UK-based Enviro Technology, has led to a better understanding of pollution in Los Angeles and Mexico City. PAX (Photoacoustic Extinctiometer) Black Carbon Monitors have been deployed to deliver a more accurate picture of daily black carbon trends in ...

  • TSI Announces ATEX Certification for SIDEPAK TM Exposure Instruments

    TSI has recently achieved ATEX approval for SIDEPAK Personal Sampling Pump Models SP330, SP530 and SP730 and the SIDEPAK AM510 Personal Aerosol Monitor. The pumps and monitor are certified to ATEX Directive 94/9/EC, which is mandatory for equipment put into service within the European Union since July 2003. This ATEX certification, along with the previously achieved CE mark, qualifies these ...


    By TSI Incorporated

  • TSI Announces New DustTrak™ Aerosol Monitors With External Pumps for Continuous Outdoor Monitoring

    TSI expands its innovative line of DustTrak Aerosol Monitors with the introduction of the DustTrak II Model 8530EP and DustTrak DRX Model 8533EP. The EP models are configured with a robust external pump module that offers the ...


    By TSI Incorporated

  • Hired Smoke Monitor Measures Effects of Smoke-free Legislation

    Ashtead Technology Rentals has played a key role in assessing air quality levels in businesses around the introduction of the English Smoke-free legislation after being contacted by the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre (TCCC). The TCCC was tasked with monitoring a variety of hospitality and leisure outlets across the country, including pubs, bingo halls and betting shops one month before the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Casella continues to lead the way in occupational dust measurement

    The brand new CEL-712 Microdust Pro from Casella CEL (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100) is a rugged, hand-held, data logging instrument for the real-time detection of airborne dusts, fumes and aerosols. Boasting the highest measurement range of any device of its kind currently available on the market, it features a unique filter that enables on-site ...


    By Casella

  • ASTM D6552 - 06(2011) standard practice for controlling and characterizing errors in weighing collected aerosols

    The weighing of collected aerosol is one of the most common and purportedly simple analytical procedures in both occupational and environmental atmospheric monitoring (for example, Test Method D4532 or D4096). Problems with measurement accuracy occur when the amount of material collected is small, owing both to balance inaccuracy and variation in the weight of that part of the sampling medium ...


    By ASTM International

  • Casella to show CEL-712 Microdust Pro for reliable real time detection of airbourne dusts, fumes and aerosols

    Casella CEL, Stand E53 Safety & Health Expo, NEC Birmingham 14-16 May 2013 Casella – global specialist in state-of-the-art occupational health and environmental risk measurement solutions – will be showing its newly launched CEL-712 Microdust Pro at  ...


    By Casella

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