ENVI-CPC 100

Nanoparticle counter for ambient air monitoring with integrated Nafion® aerosol dryer for up to 105 particles/cm3 (single count mode)

Nanoparticle counter for ambient air monitoring with integrated Nafion® aerosol dryer for up to 105 particles/cm3 (single count mode)

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ENVI-CPC 100

Nanoparticle counter for ambient air monitoring with integrated Nafion® aerosol dryer for up to 105 particles/cm3 (single count mode)

Description

The Palas® condensation particle counter ENVI-CPC 100 is a CPC for environmental ambient air monitoring. Model 100 is created for lower concentrations.

The ENVI-CPC 100 is equipped with an isothermal Nafion® aerosol dryer that has no consumables and can be used for months without maintenance. The humidity of the aerosol at the inlet is measured and controlled. Additionally, the ENVI-CPC 100 has a second pump for the working fluid in order to suck it out of a large butanol reservoir. Due to those features it can operate for months without refilling the fluid reservoir.

The cut-off diameter is, as requested for ambient air monitoring CPCs, at 7 nm (see fig. 1). Another advantage is the high aerosol flow rate of 0.9 l/min which reduces diffusion losses to a minimum. The ENVI-CPC 100 can be equipped with a powerful meteorological sensor that monitors ambient air temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed, wind direction and precipitation type and intensity. An IP65 protective outdoor housing is available.

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Fig. 1: Counting efficiency curve of the ENVI-CPC measured at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

The control of the volume flow is enabled by an internal flow sensor with accessed long-life membrane pump. Contrary to a control with critical nozzle a contamination of the system does not lead to an drop of the volume flow. This is important especially for long-time measurements in ambient air. Additionally, the volume flow can be calibrated afterwards by the user.

As user interface the ENVI-CPC 100 has a 7“ touch display. For remote and network applications the ENVI-CPC 100 supports a standardised interface with different protocol choices, e.g. Modbus, Bayern-Hessen protocol and features like remote access and data storage in the internet or in an internal network.

Benefits

  • The unique, patented way of providing the working fluid for unattended operation of months
  • Integrated computer with 7'' touch screen
  • Intuitive user interface with sophisticated software for data evaluation
  • Integrated data logger
  • Limitless integrated network connectivity that supports remote operation and data storage in the internet
  • Powerful software package

Datasheet

Interfaces USB, LAN, RS-232/485
Measurement range (size) 4 - 5000 nm
Measurement range (number CN) 1 • 105particle/cm3(single count), 1 • 105- 107particle/cm3(photometric)
Volume flow 0.9 l/min
Data acquisition Digital, 20 MHz processor, 256 raw data channels
Light source LED - high stability, long life
User interface Touchscreen, 800 • 480 Pixel, 7"
Power supply 115 - 230 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Dimensions 33 • 38 • 24 cm (H • W • D)
Weight Approx. 10 kg
Accuracy 5 % (single count mode); 10 % (nephelometric mode)
Response time t90= 3 s
Operation liquid Butanol
Installation conditions +10 – +30 °C (others on demand)

Applications

  • Aerosol research
  • Environmental measurements
  • Evironmental monitoring networks
  • Workplace safety and exposure studies
  • Traffic emission monitoring
  • Health Studies
  • Mobile aerosol studies