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Aeroqual PM10 / PM2.5 Portable Particulate Monitor

Portable Particulate Monitor For The Simultaneous Measurement Of PM10 and PM2.5 In Ambient Outdoor And Indoor Environments. 

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Introducing a truly handheld portable particulate monitor for accurate and simultaneous measurement of PM10 and PM2.5 in ambient outdoor and indoor environments, the Aeroqual PM10 and PM2.5 Portable Particulate Monitor. Compatible with Aeroqual’s Series 200/300/500 air quality monitors, the portable particulate monitor will output particulate matter (PM) measurements for PM10 and PM2.5 in real-time. The monitor can also be used to measure gaseous pollutants such as carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Simply swap the PM sensor head for the gas sensor head of your choice.
 
How does it work?
 
The PM sensor head uses a laser and optical sensor to measure light scattered from particles passing through the laser beam. The optical sensor transforms scattered light into electrical signals which are processed to provide mass measurements – in this case PM2.5 and PM10.
 
Active sampling and humidity compensation
 
Like all Aeroqual sensor heads the PM sensor head has an in-built fan to ensure a stable and precise flow of sample air to the sensor. The sensor head also compensates for humidity by way of an on-board humidity sensor. In humid conditions light scattering sensors are likely to read high because moisture surrounds particles, causing them to appear ‘bigger’. The humidity compensation feature reduces this effect on the measurement.
 
Display and K factor application
 
The PM sensor head is supplied factory-calibrated and ready to use. An electrical signal is passed from the sensor head to the Aeroqual Series 200/300/500 base unit which displays the measurements on the screen in micrograms per cubic metre (mg/m3). In the case of the Series 300 and 500 base units, a gain (or K factor) can be applied to the sensor output. This allows users to adjust the readings relative to a trusted source such as EPA-approved reference monitor.
 
Battery and datalogging
 
The Aeroqual Series 200/300/500 monitors all come with a long-life Lithium battery. When using the PM sensor head the battery allows for 24 hours of remote operation between charges. Recharging takes just 3 hours. The monitor can be plugged into the mains and left to run indefinitely. Finally, in the Series 500 model, measurements can be stored on the device and downloaded later to a computer via the USB cable and bundled software.
 
The Portable Particulate Monitor is great for a range of applications including:
  • Ambient (outdoor) air quality surveys
  • Checking pollution “hotspots”
  • Validating air quality models
  • Indoor air quality testing
  • Personal exposure monitoring
  • Short term fixed monitoring
 
For more information on the Aeroqual Portable Particulate Monitor, contact your local Air-Met office. 

 

  • Measures PM10 and PM2.5 simultaneously
    • Particles 2.5 microns and less (PM2.5)
    • Particles 10 microns and less (PM10)
  • Measures the following range of gases and environmental conditions:
    • Ammonia
    • Carbon Dioxide
    • Carbon Monoxide
    • Chlorine
    • Formaldehyde
    • Hydrogen
    • Hydrogen Sulfide
    • Methane
    • Nitrogen Dioxide
    • Ozone
    • Perchloroethylene
    • Sulfur Dioxide
    • Volatile Organic Compounds
    • Temperature and Humidity.
  • Precision active sampling
  • Fast T90 response time
  • Humidity compensation
  • K factor adjustment (Series 300, 500 models)
  • Can be field calibrated to a trusted reference source
  • Long life lithium battery allows a full 24 hours in the field
  • Download data direct to PC via USB
  • Free PC software (Windows 7, 8, XP and above compatible)

 

 

Aeroqual Portable Particulate Monitor - PM10 / PM2.5 Sensor Head Specifications
Sensor Code PM
Range 0.000 to 1.000 mg /m3
Measurement Parameters PM10 and PM2.5
Sensor Type Laser Particle Counter
Minimum Detection Limit 0.001 mg/m3
Accuracy of Factory Calibration ± (0.002 mg/m3  + 15 % of reading)
Resolution 0.001 mg/3
Response Time 5 seconds
Temperature 0 to 40°C
Relative Humidity  0 to 90% non-condensating

 

The PM sensor head has been designed specifically for those who need to gather particulate pollution data quickly and cost effectively. Typical users might include health and safety managers, researchers, air quality agencies, and environmental consultants. Designed to be held in the hand, Aeroqual portable monitors are intended for shorter term use – gathering data over a few minutes up to 24 hours at multiple locations. For long term monitoring please check out our range of fixed dust and particulate monitoring stations.
 
The Aeroqual PM sensor is being put to work in the following applications:
PM10 / PM2.5 Sensor Applications
Application Particulate Matter Optional Gases
Construction dust and emissions  
PM10 NO
Roadside traffic emissions  PM2.5, PM10  NO, CO, VOC 
Rail corridor and terminal emissions   PM2.5, PM10 SO, NO
Smog formation and distribution  PM2.5  O3, VOC, NO2
Validation of air quality models PM2.5, PM10  O3, NO, SO, VOC, H2S, CO 
Community exposure studies PM2.5, PM10  O3, NO, SO, VOC, H2S, CO 
Indoor air quality assessments  PM2.5, PM10  O3, CO, CO, VOC, CHCO 
Personal exposure monitoring  PM2.5, PM10  O3, NO, CO, SO, H2S, VOC, NH3, CH4, Cl, CHCO, H, PERC