Offers information on particle size distribution and number in each size range
The new Fine Dust Analysis System (FIDAS) from Air Monitors
Air Monitors, a UK supplier of air monitoring equipment, has developed a new Fine Dust Analysis System (FIDAS), which offers information on particle size distribution from 0.18–30 microns and on particle number in each size range. It also provides continuous real-time simultaneous mass concentration measurements of TSP, PM1, PM2.5 and PM10.
The FIDAS instrument from the Tewkesbury based supplier employs a white light LED light scatter method, which requires neither consumables nor mains power, and does not need to be in an air-conditioned housing.
Jim Mills, a particulate monitoring specialist at Air Monitors, believes that ambient dust monitoring technology has taken a major step forward with the development of this system.
“FIDAS will complement existing PM monitoring technology such as the TEOM FDMS, which is a standard method in many countries,” he said.