M-DUST - Particle sensing unit
M-DUST is an innovative low cost & portable particle sensor.
M-DUST has a wide range of applications: Air quality monitoring Industrial, PM analysis, Domestic smoke analysis, Portable particulate detection, Dust mite analysis.
M-DUST detects the concentration per unit volume of PM10 or PM2.5 particles. It works with a detection method based on light scattered principle similar to the traditional dust counter. The system has an external Conical Inhalable Sampling Head. The PUF is a series of filters for use in the Conical Inhalable Sampler. The Conical Inhalable Sampler contains single foam inserts (PUF filters), which enables the sampler to be used for PM2.5 and PM10 sampling. M-DUST integrates a mini vacuum pump to produce the filtered airflow.
According to customer requests different vacuum pumps can be integrated according to national laws for PM10 and PM2.5 measurement.
The base sensor kit includes:
- the Particle Sensing Unit
- the mini vacuum pump
- the Conical Inhalable Sampling Head
Experimental data about application of M-DUST in Taranto are now available.
Experiments was conducted jointly with Politecnico di Bari.
More information available:
- D. Soldo, A. Quarto, "M-DUST: l'innovativo sensore di particolato", Congresso Nazionale AICA 2011, Torino (2011), ISBN: 9788890540646 D.
- Soldo, A. Quarto, V. Di Lecce, M-DUST: an Innovative Low-Cost Smart PM Sensor. International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference - International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference: Industrial Track - Protecting the Environment. Graz (Austria) 14 aprile 2012, pag 1823-1828