Designed for Rapid Collection of Airborne Aerosols
Mold Spores, Pollen, Insect Parts, Skin Cell Fragments, Fibers, and More!
The Air-O-Cell features a proprietary engineered design for the rapid collection of a wide range of airborne aerosols and particulates.
This unique air sampling cassette is compact, easy to use, and sets a new standard in IAQ sampling and analysis.
The Air-O-Cell can be used with any standard off-the-shelf area sampling pump capable of drawing 15 LPM open flow.
The Air-O-Cell collects both organic and inorganic particulate, including, but not limited to, the following:
The Air-O-Cell collects both viable and non-viable sample specimens, providing a much broader overview of potential allergens contaminants than conventional sampling techniques.
NOTE: Air-O-Cell cassettes have a limited shelf life.
How it Works
The Air-O-Cell operates upon the principle of inertial impaction. Particulate laden air is accelerated as it is drawn through the cassettes tapered inlet slit and directed towards a small slide containing the collection media where the particles become impacted and the airflow continues out the exit orifice.
The adhesive nature of the collection media prevents the collected particulate from blurring or being washed off during the laboratory staining process and eliminates sample loss from vibration during handling and shipment.
The collection media is compatible with a wide range of biological stains and refractive index oils, allowing direct quantitative analysis of organic and inorganic particulate.
Testing and Analysis
After sampling is completed, the cassettes are sent to a laboratory where the slides are removed and direct microscopic analysis can be immediately performed.