Air Monitors Limited
Air Monitors Ltd specialises in the supply, rental and service of instrumentation for air quality monitoring in ambient air, fenceline, indoor air, process and industrial hygiene applications. The company supplies monitors and samplers for continuous, personal, portable and area detection use. Associated technologies are also supplid such as meteorological and traffic monitoring systems, calibration systems, and data management and communications networks. Customer care is our most important function and we provide application, technical and service support from our centres in Gloucestershire and Scotland.
Mr Jim Mills
Unit 2 Bredon Court, Brockeridge Park
Air Monitors launches nanoparticle detector
Traditional methods for measuring airborne particulate matter measure particle mass per unit air volume, usually with an upper size limit of x microns (PMx etc.).
However, from a human health perspective, the particles of most interest are those that penetrate deep into the lungs. For this reason, Air Monitors has launched the Naneos Partector nanoparticle detector in the UK.
The Swiss made Naneos Partector measures lung deposited surface area (LDSA), and is the world's smallest nanoparticle detector. Based on a novel non-contact electrical detection principle, the Partector is a portable personal air sampler that requires almost no maintenance. Battery powered and simple to operate, the Partector provides sampling and LDSA measurements over a wide range of particle sizes.
Weighing just 445 grams, the Partector is commonly employed for workplace sampling, but can be used in any setting; both indoors and outdoors. The instrument features a colour display for live readings and has a high concentration alarm; however data are stored on a removable SD card.
A second version has a sample port for collecting nanoparticles onto standard Transmission Electron Microscopic (TEM) grids for later analysis. For inhalation toxicology studies, an OEM version allows for an external pump and real-time data to control nanoparticle exposure.