Aerosol measurement and fine particle characterisation
Determination of environmental pollutants by Particle Induced X-ray Emission spectrometry (PIXE) analysis of particulate matter on filter papers from air samples. A complete service is provided, including fine particle sampling units, PIXE analysis of filters using the STAR Tandedron facility, and full data evaluation. The number of running days required to successfully complete each project should be discussed with an ANSTO contact scientist before a proposal is submitted.
Access to aerosol measurement and fine particle pollution capabilities should be made through the ANSTO Research Portal
More information on the Aerosol Sampling Program is available on this website
- Complete PM2.5 Cyclone sampling unit
- Ion beam analysis (IBA) particle analysis of filters: two per week, includes postage and despatch
- Black carbon measurements on filters
- IBA data interpretation and consulting
Complete PM2.5 Cyclone sampling unit
ANSTO can provide a self-contained PM2.5 cyclone sampling unit including pump and microprocessor control unit to turn off and on at pre-determined times. These units use a stretched Teflon filter designed specifically for ion beam analysis on our accelerators. Talk to our contact people for further information.
Black carbon measurements on filters
The black carbon content on filters can be determined by laser and LED measuring systems developed at ANSTO. Talk to our contact people for further information.
IBA data interpretation and consulting
IBA is a sensitive technique that can be used to estimate elemental concentrations in solid samples in concentrations from (µg/g) to 100% for most elements in the periodic table.
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