Palas AQ Guard Smart 2000 Ultra-Fine Particle Monitor

The PALAS AQ Guard Smart 2000 is a new generation instrument designed to measure particle concentrations in the ultra-fine range down to 10nm in size which typically cannot be detected by optical aerosol photometers or spectrometers due to their small size, however have a significant impact on human health according to the World Health Organization. Currently, no legal regulations or limits have been established globally for ultra-fine particle concentrations however the world knows that exposure to these are potentially dangerous.

The PALAS AQ Guard Smart 2000 is a new generation instrument designed to measure particle concentrations in the ultra-fine range down to 10nm in size which typically cannot be detected by optical aerosol photometers or spectrometers due to their small size, however have a significant impact on human health according to the World Health Organization. Currently, no legal regulations or limits have been established globally for ultra-fine particle concentrations however the world knows that exposure to these are potentially dangerous.

Mass (mg/m3) limits like PM2.5 and PM10 can generally be measured well with gravimetric methods and some real-time instruments, however smaller PM1 fractions of ultra-fine aerosols are difficult to estimate and can be evaluated meaningfully only by the determination of the particle concentration. In this case, expensive and maintenance-intensive condensation particle counters are usually used, which in combination with a size-classifying system (Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer) provides information about the particle size distribution and concentration.

The AQ Guard Smart 2000 is a new generation instrument designed and optimized for ultra-fine particle measurements and this unit closes the gap between traditional condensation particle counters and optical particle instruments. This unit may be used for long-term measurements for the evaluation of number concentrations in outdoor areas and also for any indoor environments. This unit is also ideal for highly polluted environments such as airports, main roads and in many other areas.

Palas AQ Guard Smart Dust Monitor

Palas AQ-Guard Smart Series Models

  • AQ-Guard Portable 5 PM Dust Fractions, 64 Particle Size Channels, TVOC’s, CO2, temperature, humidity & more
  • AQ-Guard Smart Standard 4 PM Dust Fractions, temperature, humidity & atmospheric pressure
  • AQ-Guard Smart 1000 5 PM Dust Fractions, 64 Size Channels, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure
  • AQ-Guard Smart 1100 5 PM Dust Fractions, 64 Size Channels, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, CO, NO2, O3 & SO2
  • AQ-Guard Smart 2000 Ultra-Fine Particle Measurement System for particles from 10nm to around 1um

 

Key Features

  • 10nm to 1um particle size range
  • The latest diffusion charging technology
  • Particle concentration measurements > 1000 particles cm/3
  • Reports both the number concentration and the LDSA (lung deposited surface area)
  • USB, Ethernet (LAN), WI-FI and 3G/4G via modem and optional LoRaWAN
  • Protocols: UDP, ASCII, Modbus
  • Lightweight at only 6Kg
  • Can be tripod, pole or wall mounted
  • Simple plug and play fine particle measurement technology
  • No requirement for working fluids like condensation particle counters (butanol etc)
  • This technology is affordable and optimized for outdoor air monitoring applications
  • Optional weather station, sun shade, tripod and masts
  • 0 to + 40 degrees C temperature range
  • 2 year FREE online global cloud based monitoring via the Palas My Atmosphere  website

Applications

  • Urban air quality monitoring
  • Smart City Projects
  • Open-pit mining and landfills
  • Origin and dispersion studies
  • Construction site and redevelopment areas
  • Emission monitoring of industrial plants
  • Measurement of dust emissions from road and rail traffic as well as ports

What is Lung Deposited Surface Area ?

  • Lung deposited surface area (LDSA) concentration is a metric for the negative health effects of aerosol particles
  • It’s measured by multiplying the surface of a particle with the deposition probability in the lung
  • It uses the standardized particle deposition curves from the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)

https://www.palas.de/en/product/aq-guard-smart2000

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