Particle pollution is a mixture of microscopic solids and liquid droplets suspended in air. This pollution, also known as particulate matter, is made up of a number of components, including acids (such as nitrates and sulfates), organic chemicals, metals, soil or dust particles, and allergens (such as fragments of pollen or mold spores).
Fine particle pollution or PM2.5 describes particulate matter that is 2.5 micrometers in diameter and smaller – 1/30th the diameter of a human hair. It is this particle size fraction that is the most harmful to human health. It’s level in the air must be continuously monitored.
ANMS’s technology is adaptable to provide on-line monitoring of air-born particles of o.1µ to 300µ size range.