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Aeroqual - S500-PM

General Description

The Aeroqual series 500 is a handheld monitor that can be used with a wide range of gas sensor and particulate matter sensor heads. The sensor head used in this AQ-SPEC field evaluation is the particulate matter (PM) head that provides real-time measurements of PM2.5 and PM­10 mass concentrations.

Principle of Operation

The Aeroqual Series 500-PM sensor uses a laser particle counter which uses a light scattering method to size and count particles and then convert particle numbers to mass concentrations through proprietary algorithms. The sensors come factory calibrated.


  • Dimensions: 267 (H) x 83 (W) x 54 (D) mm (with sensor head)
  • Weight: < 460 g
  • Power supply: Yes, 12V DC (power adapter/charger supplied 100-250V AC)
  • Battery: Yes, 8 hours maximum
  • Clock function: Yes
  • Sampling mechanism: Fan
  • Environmental operating conditions: 0 - 40°C and 0 - 90% RH, non-condensing
  • Internal data logging: Yes, with a capacity of 8188 total data points
  • Data communication: USB cable
  • Data logging/retrieval: data can be logged and retrieved using a computer with the provided Aeroqual software through a USB cable
  • Weatherproof: No


  • Indoor air quality
  • Short term air quality studies
  • Short term fixed monitoring networks
  • Hot spot identification
  • Site air quality surveys
  • Personal exposure assessments


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