BIOAEROSOL SAMPLING

Button Sampler Inhalable Sampler with Protective Shield

Button Aerosol Sampler with Protective Shield, for abrasive blasting applications

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The patented* reusable SKC Button Aerosol Sampler is a filter sampler with a porous curved-surface inlet designed to improve the collection characteristics of inhalable dust (<100-µm aerodynamic diameter), including bioaerosols for viable or non-viable analysis. The curved, multi-orificed inlet, made of conductive stainless steel, reduces electrostatic effects and reduces sensitivity to wind direction and velocity. The proximity of the filter to the inlet minimizes transmission losses and provides equal distribution of particle loading and low intersample variation. The Button Sampler closely follows the ACGIH/ISO sampling criteria for inhalable particulate mass at 4 L/min. A convenient conductive plastic transport case is available for shipping the filters to a laboratory for analysis.
 
* U.S. Patent Nos. 5,954,845 and 5,958,111
  • 4 L/min flow rate enhances sensitivity
  • Closely follows the ACGIH/ISO sampling criteria for inhalable particulate mass at 4 L/min
  • Low sensitivity to wind direction and velocity
  • Stainless steel construction reduces electrostatic effects
  • Small and lightweight for personal sampling
  • Inlet design reduces oversampling of very large particles
  • Can collect bioaerosols for viable or non-viable analysis
  • Kit available for sampling heavy metals during abrasive blasting
  • Autoclavable
  • Ideal for personal and area sampling
Flow Rate 4 L/min*
Sampling Inlet Conductive stainless steel
Body Aluminum
Support Screen Stainless steel
Clip Stainless steel and nylon
O-rings PTFE (inlet) and BUNA-N (body)
Filter 25 mm**
Inhalable Dust Gravimetric (GR)
Fungal Spores Epifluorescence microscopy, immunoassay, or polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Metals X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)
Tubing 1/4-inch ID
* The Button Sampler closely follows the ACGIH/ISO inhalability curve at 4 L/min. This provides optimum sampling.
** A filter pore size of 1.0 µm or larger is recommended for use with the Button Sampler to reduce back pressure.