Download Details about Combined Sampling Stations
The AirPhoton AeroExplorer System measures aerosols in real time using a 3 wavelength integrating Nephelometer as well as collecting and preserving the aerosols themselves for later analysis using one of our filter stations. Aerosols sizes for sampling in either device can be selected using either standard inlets or cyclone inlets for a more sharply defined size cutoff. The aerosols collected for later analysis are preserved within a cartridge assembly. The cartridge can be configured to collect all samples on a single filter or to use a two stage filter which further divides the particles into fine and coarse size ranges. The cartridge is mailed intact for analysis virtually eliminating contamination issues.
Our unique design provides:
Our instruments have been successfully deployed around the globe in a variety of extreme environments by the SPARTAN PM network. SPARTAN uses the AeroExplorer System to determine both aerosol speciation and PM2.5 concentrations. You can find more detailed information on the SPARTAN – AirPhoton partnership and the data being produced by SPARTAN in the AirPhoton and SPARTAN Equipment presentation.
For more information on the principal components of the system see the Nephelometer and/or Filter Stations pages of our website or download the combined instrument fact sheet.