North America's Largest Selection
of Aerosol Instrumentation

North America's Largest Selection of Aerosol Implementation

Particle Instruments, LLC
P.O. Box 270393
1048 Centerville Circle (shipping only)
Vadnais Heights, MN  55127-0393

Call 612.328.2722 or contact us at sales@particleinstruments.com

Particle Instruments, LLC
P.O. Box 270393
1048 Centerville Circle
(shipping only)
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127-0393

Call 612.328.2722 or email us.

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Aerosol Measurement

Size

DLPI+

The DLPI+ (Dekati Low Pressure Impactor) classifies particles into 14 size fractions from 10 microns down to 16nm.  A chemical analysis of the size classified particles can also be performed. The DLPI+ impactor can be used in various particle measurement applications and can also be heated up to 180 °C for high temperature measurements.

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ELPI+

The ELPI®+(Electrical Low Pressure Impactor) is an improved version of the widely used ELPI™ system. This instrument enables the measurement of real-time particle size distribution and concentration in the size range of 6 nm – 10 μm, with up to a 10 Hz sampling rate.  The ELPI+ can also be used for real-time particle charge distribution and for gravimetric impactor measurements.  Chemical analysis of the size-classified particles may also be conducted post-measurement.  

Benefits of the ELPI+ system include:

  • Real-time stand-alone operation
  • Wide sample concentration range 
  • Wide particle size range
  • The ability for post-measurement chemical analysis of size classified particles  
  • Real-time particle charge distribution and gravimetric measurements
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High-Temperature ELPI+

The Dekati® High Temperature ELPI®+ is a version of the ELPI®+ that allows for the direct measurement of heated aerosol samples up to 180° C.  The high temperature measurement avoids changes to the sample that can occur during cooling and dilution.

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Dekati Low Pressure Impactor DLPI

A 13-stage cascade impactor for measuring gravimetric particle size distribution. 

The DLPI size classifies particles from 10 microns down to 30 nm with an optional filter stage accessory enabling collection of particles below 30 nm. DLPI is available with sample flow rates of 10 and 30 lpm.

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Dekati PM10 Impactor

A three stage cascade impactor for determining particle gravimetric mass size distribution. 

The PM10 impactor provides information on the PM10, PM2.5 and PM1 mass size fractions. The PM10 impactor is available in 10 lpm or 30 lpm versions and complete setups can be provided for different applications including airl quality monitoring and combustion flue gas measurements.

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Dekati Gravimetric Impactor DGI

A cascade impactor with cutpoints of 2.5, 1.0, 0.5 and 0.2 microns and a back-up filter. 

The particles are collected on Ø47 mm filters with sample flow rate of 70 lpm. DGI is typical used in combustion measurements including automotive emission testing, but it is can be applied to any measurements where particles in its operational range exist.

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High Resolution ELPI+

The High Resolution ELPI®+ operates in the same manner as the ELPI®+ but features a data inversion algorithm that provides the user with real-time particle size distribution in up to 500 size classes in the size range of 6 nm - 10 µm.  The data inversion software may be purchased separately and used with the traditional ELPI+. 

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PAMS

The Portable Aerosol Mobility Spectrometer (PAMS) is an electrical mobility spectrometer designed for portable, mobile or hand-held aerosol sampling applications.  This instrument provides the number-weighted diameter distribution of aerosols in the 10-863nm size range.  It can be used in two modes:  single diameter count or size distribution.

The PAMS may be used in the following applications:

  • The measurement of both indoor and ambient air quality
  • Combustion and engine exhaust emission measurements
  • Filtration studies
  • Inhalation toxicology studies
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Nanosampler Model 3182

A low pressure impactor (LPI) is usually used for sampling PM0.1, however, an LPI requires a low pressure vacuum or it will cause a change in particle composition. The Nanosampler can be used to sample a greater amount of PM0.1 particles at ambient pressure without causing a distortion in particle composition.

Enabling the use of a higher sampling flow, 40L/min, shortens the sampling time needed for the weighing or analysis of particle matter.

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COMING SOON - Drift Tube Ion Mobility Spectrometer (DTIMS Model 3006)

The DTIMS performs high-resolution ion mobility measurement of large molecules and nanoparticles in the gas phase or within aerosol processes, such as combustion systems.  The DTIMS couples an aspirating drift tube with a fast-response, condensation particle counter, achieving the following:

  • Particle measurement range from 2.0 to >40 nm
  • High resolution (Zp/ΔZp) >20 up to 10 nm
  • Ultrafast measurement (<10 sec) for sub-10 nm aerosols, 60 seconds for up to 40 nm
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LAP 322

The LAP 322 Aerosol Particle Size Spectrometer is a general purpose instrument which provides high resolution measurements over the 0.2 – 40 µm size range.  It features a wide concentration range (maximum of 104particles/cm3) and a comprehensive software package which makes it ideal for filter testing, indoor air quality measurements, atmospheric research, and environmental monitoring.

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Mass

DLPI+

The DLPI+ (Dekati Low Pressure Impactor) classifies particles into 14 size fractions from 10 microns down to 16nm.  A chemical analysis of the size classified particles can also be performed. The DLPI+ impactor can be used in various particle measurement applications and can also be heated up to 180 °C for high temperature measurements.

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DMM

The Dekati® Mass Monitor (DMM) is a real-time measurement instrument for monitoring PM emissions from diesel and gasoline vehicles. The DMM is used with either a tailpipe sample conditioning system or an existing CVS tunnel.  Its capabilities include:

  • Real-time particle mass and number concentration
  • Information on particle size distribution: MMD (Mass median diameter) and GSD (Geometric standard deviation)
  • Measures all particles (PM), not only black carbon
  • Sensitivity down to 1 µg/m3
  • Robust and easy-to-use system, intended for daily applications
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Dekati Low Pressure Impactor DLPI

A 13-stage cascade impactor for measuring gravimetric particle size distribution. 

The DLPI size classifies particles from 10 microns down to 30 nm with an optional filter stage accessory enabling collection of particles below 30 nm. DLPI is available with sample flow rates of 10 and 30 lpm.

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Dekati PM10 Impactor

A three stage cascade impactor for determining particle gravimetric mass size distribution. 

The PM10 impactor provides information on the PM10, PM2.5 and PM1 mass size fractions. The PM10 impactor is available in 10 lpm or 30 lpm versions and complete setups can be provided for different applications including airl quality monitoring and combustion flue gas measurements.

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Dekati Gravimetric Impactor DGI

A cascade impactor with cutpoints of 2.5, 1.0, 0.5 and 0.2 microns and a back-up filter. 

The particles are collected on Ø47 mm filters with sample flow rate of 70 lpm. DGI is typical used in combustion measurements including automotive emission testing, but it is can be applied to any measurements where particles in its operational range exist.

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Dekati®e-Filter™

The Dekati®e-Filter™ adds real-time PM detection into a standard, US EPA 40 CFR Part 1065/1060 filter holder.  The e-Filter™ fits into all existing PM filter sampling systems, including CVS and partial flow tunnels.  This compact unit is battery operated and includes a diffusion charger with electrical detection for real-time measurement.  All data is saved to a micro-SD memory card.

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APM 3601

The Aerosol Particle Mass Analyzer (APM 3601) classifies particles by mass, based on the balance between centrifugal force and electrostatic force.  This desktop unit classifies aerosol particles of 0.001 to 1000 femtograms. 

The APM can be used in the following applications:

  • Mass distribution measurements
  • Particle density research
  • Monodisperse aerosol generation
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Nanosampler Model 3182

A low pressure impactor (LPI) is usually used for sampling PM0.1, however, an LPI requires a low pressure vacuum or it will cause a change in particle composition. The Nanosampler can be used to sample a greater amount of PM0.1 particles at ambient pressure without causing a distortion in particle composition.

Enabling the use of a higher sampling flow, 40L/min, shortens the sampling time needed for the weighing or analysis of particle matter.

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Piezobalace Dust Monitor Model 3521 / 3522

Direct particulate mass measurement based on a piezo-crystal inertial balance.

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M-Sensor

Pegasor’s M-Sensor can directly measure raw, hot combustion emissions without the need for dilution or conditioning.  The resulting measurement is expressed as mass concentration and/or number concentration.  The M-Sensor can be used in a variety of applications, including:

  • Engine and after-treatment development
  • On board diagnostics
  • Stack emissions monitoring
  • Outdoor and indoor air quality monitoring 
Pegasor

Mi3

The Mi3 is a cost-effective, turnkey system for automotive PM measurements in engine dynamometers, chassis dynamometers, and on-board applications.  Utilizing Pegasor M-Sensor technology, the Mi3 can directly measure raw, hot engine emissions without the need for dilution or conditioning, reducing cost, complexity and uncertainty.  

  

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GMS 141

The GMS 141 Gravimetric Measurement System is a heated filter collection system designed to measure oil content in crankcase blow-by aerosols.  A by-pass line allows separators to be brought up to operating conditions prior to filter collection, and a pressure drop measurement across the filter allows consistent mass loading for uniform results.

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PAP 612

The PAP 612 Process Aerosol Photometer measures the particle mass of low concentration, crankcase blow-by aerosols in real-time.

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PAP 610

The PAP 610 Process Aerosol Photometer measures the particle mass of high concentration, crankcase blow-by aerosols in real-time.

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Count

PAMS

The Portable Aerosol Mobility Spectrometer (PAMS) is an electrical mobility spectrometer designed for portable, mobile or hand-held aerosol sampling applications.  This instrument provides the number-weighted diameter distribution of aerosols in the 10-863nm size range.  It can be used in two modes:  single diameter count or size distribution.

The PAMS may be used in the following applications:

  • The measurement of both indoor and ambient air quality
  • Combustion and engine exhaust emission measurements
  • Filtration studies
  • Inhalation toxicology studies
Kanomax

Fast Condensation Particle Counter Model 3650

The 3650 has the fastest response time of any commercially available condensation particle counter on the market, with a 10-90% response time (~ 35 ms time constant (Ʈ) ~20 ms) and a 50% detection efficiency at 2.4 nm.

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Handheld Condensation Particle Counter Model 3800

This handheld, direct-reading instrument screens for nanoparticles in the size range of 0.015 - 1 µm, and concentration of 0 - 100,000 particles/cm3.  When accompanied with an extension probe, it is extremely useful for sampling hard-to-reach areas.  The 3800 can be used in a variety of applications, including:

  • Indoor air quality investigations
  • Engine exhaust testing
  • Aerosol research 
  • Occupational health control
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Mi3

The Mi3 is a cost-effective, turnkey system for automotive PM measurements in engine dynamometers, chassis dynamometers, and on-board applications.  Utilizing Pegasor M-Sensor technology, the Mi3 can directly measure raw, hot engine emissions without the need for dilution or conditioning, reducing cost, complexity and uncertainty.  

  

Pegasor

M-Sensor

Pegasor’s M-Sensor can directly measure raw, hot combustion emissions without the need for dilution or conditioning.  The resulting measurement is expressed as mass concentration and/or number concentration.  The M-Sensor can be used in a variety of applications, including:

  • Engine and after-treatment development
  • On board diagnostics
  • Stack emissions monitoring
  • Outdoor and indoor air quality monitoring 
Pegasor

LAP 322

The LAP 322 Aerosol Particle Size Spectrometer is a general purpose instrument which provides high resolution measurements over the 0.2 – 40 µm size range.  It features a wide concentration range (maximum of 104particles/cm3) and a comprehensive software package which makes it ideal for filter testing, indoor air quality measurements, atmospheric research, and environmental monitoring.

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Charge

ELPI+

The ELPI®+(Electrical Low Pressure Impactor) is an improved version of the widely used ELPI™ system. This instrument enables the measurement of real-time particle size distribution and concentration in the size range of 6 nm – 10 μm, with up to a 10 Hz sampling rate.  The ELPI+ can also be used for real-time particle charge distribution and for gravimetric impactor measurements.  Chemical analysis of the size-classified particles may also be conducted post-measurement.  

Benefits of the ELPI+ system include:

  • Real-time stand-alone operation
  • Wide sample concentration range 
  • Wide particle size range
  • The ability for post-measurement chemical analysis of size classified particles  
  • Real-time particle charge distribution and gravimetric measurements
Dekati

BOLAR

The Dekati® Bipolar Charge Analyzer (Dekati® BOLAR™) is the first, commercially available instrument capable of measuring bipolar electrical charge size distribution of inhalation aerosols. The BOLAR™ can separately detect positively and negatively charged particles in five different particle size fractions. After the charge measurement, negatively and positively charged particles can also be analyzed enabling the determination of charge to mass ratio in different particle size fractions.  In addition to these significant capabilities, the BOLAR also features:

  • Real-time measurement
  • Chemical analysis of collected particles
  • Sample flow rate 30 – 90 lpm
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High Resolution ELPI+

The High Resolution ELPI®+ operates in the same manner as the ELPI®+ but features a data inversion algorithm that provides the user with real-time particle size distribution in up to 500 size classes in the size range of 6 nm - 10 µm.  The data inversion software may be purchased separately and used with the traditional ELPI+. 

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Black Carbon

Black Carbon Monitor, Model 3130

The Black Carbon Monitor Model 3130 is a fully automated, continuous soot monitoring system that provides real-time measurement of light absorption by black carbon aerosols.  It can be used in a variety of applications, including:

  • The measurement of health hazards in ambient air
  • The measurement of black carbon directly from a single source
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