Testo DiSCmini- Handheld Particle Counter
Nanoparticle measurements anywhere. It already exists.
Testo DiSCmini is the smallest instrument capable of nanoparticle number measurement available today.
Testo DiSCmini is distributed in Spain and Portugal by IONER. Testo DiSCmini is a handheld particle counter for the measurement of nanoparticle number, average diameter and lung-deposited surface area LDSA with a time resolution of up to 1 second (1 Hz). Its small size makes the instrument particularly suitable for personal carry-on measurement campaigns.
Testo DiSCmini is based on the electrical charging of the aerosols. Positive air ions generated in a corona discharge are mixed with the aerosol. The charged particles are then detected in two stages by electrometers. The first detector stage is a pile of steel grids; small particles will preferably deposit on it by diffusion. The second stage is a high-efficiency particle filter which captures all the other particles. The mean particle size can be obtained by analysis of the two currents measured on the stages. The particle count is determined with the total current. TestoDiSCmini detects particles ranging in size from 10 to about 700 nm, while the modal value should lie below 300 nm. The concentration range is from about 1.000 to over 1.000.000 particles/cc. Watch this video to see how it works.
- Small, robust and easy to use
- Detects particles ranging in size from 10 to about 700 nm
- Particulate number and mean size shown in screen
- Battery powered with a lifetime of up to 8 hours
- Ideal for personal monitoring
- On line and off line SW for data analysis and visualization. Memory card for data storage
- Personal exposure monitoring
- Workplace hazard identification
- Air Health Science
- Emissions Research
- Atmospheric Aerosol Research
- Filtration efficiency verification
- Air pollution mapping with one mobile or multiple stationary instruments
- Design, Calibration, and Field Performance of a Miniature Diffusion Size Classifier
- Field comparison of portable and stationary instruments for outdoor urban air exposure assessments
- Evaluation of the Testo DiSCmini personal aerosol monitor for submicrometer sodium chloride and metal aerosols
- Characterization of Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding Fume Generated by Apprentice Welders
- Comparison of the Testo DiSCmini Aerosol Monitor to a Handheld Condensation Particle Counter and a Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer for Submicrometer Sodium Chloride and Metal Aerosols