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Naneos - Partector

General Description

The Partector is a portable, battery powered instrument that measures the Lung Deposited Surface Area (LDSA) of nanoparticles.
Principle of Operation

The Partector measures nanoparticle surface area based on a non-contact electrical detection principle (Fierz et al., 2014). The aerosol inlet is located at the top of the instrument. The internal pump provides an air flow of about 0.5 l/min. The standard aerosol inlet has a 6 mm barb for tubing connection and contains a coarse wire mesh to keep coarse dirt and small insects out of the instrument.


  • Dimensions: 134 x 78 x 29mm
  • Weight: 400 g
  • Battery: Internal rechargeable Li:Ion battery (15 hrs)
  • Power supply: USB charger (to either charge or run indefinitely)
  • Sensor lifetime: N/A
  • Clock function: N/A
  • Sampling mechanism: Air pump
  • Environmental operating conditions: N/A
  • Internal data logging: Yes (μSD card)
  • PC data logging: Yes
  • Communications: USB cable
  • Weatherproof: No


  • Engineered nanoparticles
  • Environmental tobacco smoke
  • Welding fumes
  • Traffic-related nanoparticles
  • Occupational safety and health studies

Manufacturer's product webpage

Fierz M, Meier D, Steigmeier P, Burtscher H. 2014. Aerosol Measurement by Induced Currents. Aerosol Sci. Technol., 48(4): 350-357

    South Coast Air Quality Management District

    21865 Copley Dr, Diamond Bar, CA 91765



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