Aerosol Devices Inc.

Aerosol Devices Inc.

- Model 300-P - Enhanced Bioaerosol Collector

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Inhalation of viruses, bacteria, fungal spores and toxins can lead to respiratory infections and allergic reactions. Existing bioaerosol samplers are designed to collect particles > 0.5µm and therefore have low collection efficiency for viral aerosols, exhaled proteins and other fragments of biological material. Common sampling methods often break apart and inactivate viable viruses and microorganisms through mechanical stress and irreversible desiccation.

A New Sampling Approach

A laminar-flow water condensation particle growth technique substantially improves the collection of bioaerosols (<10nm to 10µm) sampling directly into a liquid medium.

  • Airborne disease transmission research
  • Environmental microbiome studies
  • Natural infectious disease/pandemic surveillance in public, transportation, medical and agricultural settings
  • Monitoring biocontamination in clean pharmaceutical aseptic manufacturing
  • Non-invasive medical diagnostics of exhaled breath particulates
  • Defense/Homeland Security biosurveillence for early warning of an aerosolized bioterrorism attack
  • Atmospheric research in ice nucleation and cloud formation

  • Particle Size Range 5 nm to >10 µm wet collection
  • Collection Efficiency >90% for hydrophobic and hydrophilic particles
  • Collection Medium Water, buffer or nutrient broth
  • Condensing Fluid Water (distilled or cleaner)
  • Wick Material DVPP00010 Durapore® Membrane Filter (EDM Millipore)
  • Sample Flow Rate 8 L/min
  • Sampled Aerosol Conditions Non-corrosive 0 – 40 degrees C
  • Sampling Collection into a 35 mm x 11 mm petri-dish
  • Display LCD display, 4 lines x 20 characters
  • Communications RS-232 communications output for sampling parameters and instrument status
  • Sample Inlet 10 mm OD SS tube
  • Power Configurations: 120 VAC for U.S. Customers, 60 Hz, 200-230 VAC for International Customers, 47-63 Hz
  • Dimensions 760 mm (H) x 485 mm (W) x 370 mm (D) (30 x 19 x 14.5 inches)
  • Weight 29.5 kg/ 65 lbs

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