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Analytical Instrumentation

Since 2002 Cambustion have offered a range of aerosol instruments designed for aerosol science & laboratory applications.

The 2016 launch of the Aerodynamic Aerosol Classifier (AAC) adds a unique and novel measurement technique to Cambustion's range of aerosol instruments.

The Centrifugal Particle Mass Analyser (CPMA) has been adopted worldwide since its launch in 2012, offering researchers the ability to characterise particle density and morphology.

The flexible sampling capabilities and and rapid response times of Cambustion's established DMS500 and SCS systems make these highly suited to aerosol laboratory work, an application which has grown significantly as the research community seeks to update older equipment (e.g. SMPS).

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Aerosol Brochure

A summary of our aerosol measurement analyzers. For more information contact Cambustion.

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Cambustion aerosol science & laboratory instruments

  • Cambustion AAC front view showing touchscreen, transparent top showing classifier
    AACAerosol classification by aerodynamic diameter

    Aerodynamic Aerosol Classifier

    The Aerodynamic Aerosol Classifier classifies particles between 25nm and 5 microns according only to their aerodynamic diameter. This removes issues associated with charging that can complicate other classification techniques, such as electrical mobility.

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  • Cambustion CPMA front view showing touchscreen and operation buttons, transparent top showing centrifuge
    CPMADirect particle classification by mass

    Centrifugal Particle Mass Analyzer

    Updated in 2020, the Centrifugal Particle Mass Analyzer Mk2 (CPMA) allows direct classification of ultrafine particles according to mass:charge ratio. The selection of particles with true reference to their mass makes the CPMA attractive for a range of aerosol science applications.

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  • Front ¾ view of the Cambustion DMS500 with sample block
    DMS500Aerosol size spectrum measurements

    Fast particulate analyzer

    The DMS500 offers users real-time size distribution measurements between 5nm and 2,500nm at 10Hz.

    The DMS500's ease of use and traceable data, combined with flexible integrated dilution system (allowing sampling of high concentration sources such as combustion burners) have seen hundreds sold worldwide since the first generation in 2002.

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  • Front view of Cambustion UDAC with touch screen and controls
    UDACDiffusion charger for aerosols

    Unipolar Diffusion Aerosol Charger

    The UDAC uses a corona discharge to place a high level of charge on an aerosol.

    A key application couples the UDAC with a CPMA to provide a standard for aerosol mass calibration.

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  • Cambustion smoking machine with cigarette
    SCSStandalone smoking and vaping machine

    Smoking machine

    The SCS is a standalone smoking and vaping machine, compatible with both combustible and electronic cigarettes and capable of reproducing standard and custom smoking regimes. The SCS can provide smoke to a variety of measurement equipment such as GC-MS, HPLC and more, or be used standalone for product development.

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  • Aerosol Diffusion Dryer

    Many laboratory aerosol experiments require the removal of moisture from aerosols, often with a requirement to avoid reduction of particle concentration during the process. (This often makes dilution an unattractive solution.)

    The Aerosol Diffusion Dryer uses silica gel to remove water from an aerosol, while maintaining high transmission efficiency of the particles.

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  • Electrostatic precipitator for ultrafine aerosols

    The Electrostatic Aerosol Precipitator uses an electrical field to precipitate pre-charged particles out of the flow, while allowing uncharged particles to pass through.

    The voltage may be varied by the user, resulting in a different "cut" diameter.

    Many aerosol experiments require a means of removing pre-charged particles from the aerosol flow, either to prevent interation with downstream measurements, or to quantify the proportion of un-charged particles to allow compensation in data processing.

    The ESP forms part of the CPMA Electrometer Reference Mass Standard.

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  • Front ¾ view of Cambustion particle size check kit in hard case
    PSLAerosol Size Calibration Testing Kit

    Particle size check kit

    The PSL Size Check Kit offers a standalone means of nebulizing and drying PSL, allowing it to be presented directly to an aerosol sizing instrument.

    The PSL Size Check Kit is able to nebulise a range of commercially available sizes of Polystyrene Latex Spheres as NIST traceable size standards.

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