What are we monitoring?
Particulate monitors are an essential component of air quality monitoring.
Particulate Matter (PM) is a combination of solid microscopic particles and liquid droplets found in the atmosphere. They are formed as a result of man-made emissions from vehicles, industries and other combustion processes as well as naturally through fires and storms. Most are so small that they can be inhaled and impact major organs and cause serious health problems. Particles less than 10 micrometers in diameter (PM10) can penetrate your lungs and get into your bloodstream, while particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, (PM2.5) pose the greatest risk to health.
Exposure can lead to cardiovascular and respiratory system diseases and prenatal exposure has been linked to developmental delays, behavioural and psychological problems, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression.
We offer a comprehensive line of ambient particulate monitors and samplers including:
Handheld transportable devices
Beta Mass Attenuation (BAM)
Ambient particulate monitors sample, measure and log the concentration of ambient particulate matter (TSP, PM10, PM2.5, or PM10-2.5). Our ambient particulate samplers sample and deposit ambient particulate matter onto pre-weighed filters for later gravimetric or speciation analysis in a laboratory (TSP, PM10, PM2.5, or PM10-2.5).