Condensation Particle Counter

Make the invisible nanoparticles visible

CPC Render

Condensation Particle Counter (CPC) Optical System

The 15000-OEM condensation particle counter (CPC) is designed to detect and count aerosol particles by first enlarging the particulates using a supersaturated vapor. These robust monitors provide reliable, accurate measurement of airborne nanoparticles across a very wide size range allowing for the detection of environmental and public health concerns involving airborne particulates.

Particles Plus® condensation particle counter measures ultrafine particulates as small as 5 nm (0.005 μm) and provides a total particle count above this threshold, this data is also stored in each of the above samples to provide a more complete view of air quality.

Applications

The water condensation particle counter measures ultrafine particulates as small as 5 nm (0.005 μm) and provides a total particle count above this threshold.

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Research

CPCs are used in various fields, including atmospheric science, environmental monitoring, and respiratory protection studies.

Fence line Monitoring

 Fence-line Monitoring

CPCs are used in fence-line monitoring to detect and measure air pollutants at the perimeter of industrial facilities.

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Mine and Quarry

Authorities can quantify dust impact, generate alerts, and automate dust suppression systems effectively.

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City Wide Air Pollution Monitoring

Motor vehicle emissions constitute a significant source of nanoparticles in urban areas.

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Roadside Emissions Monitoring

Real-world monitoring in roadside environments is necessary to mitigate the impact on air quality and human health.

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Airport Monitoring

Monitoring UFPs at airports is crucial for assessing their health effects on airport workers, and nearby residents.

Water vs Butanol

Butanol has some quite important disadvantages. Butanol vapor is a VOC and human exposure is a concern. Additionally, if other gas analyzers are being used near butanol CPCs, it may interfere. Butanol also needs to be purchased from a chemical manufacturer, which makes the supply harder. Butanol can be a fire hazard.

Water is safe, eco-friendly and easy to obtain. Moreover, water CPCs mimic the same atmospheric mechanism on how the size of the particles are influenced by water vapor. Water CPCs are suitable for indoor and outdoor measurements of nano particles.

Comparison

Particles Plus vs TSI

Particles Plus 15000-OEM (Red and Blue Lines) vs TSI 3789 (Black Line)

Particles Plus CPC vs TSI Graph

Particles Plus vs Aerosol Dynamics

Particles Plus 15000-OEM (Green Lines) vs Aerosol Dynamics Magic (Grey Line)

Particles Plus CPC vs Magic Graph

Particles Plus vs Aerosol Dynamics

Particles Plus 15000-OEM vs Aerosol Dynamics Magic

CPC Test November 2023

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