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Glass microfiber and Quartz microfibre filters are recommended for the analysis of atmospheric pollution and for particle determination even at high temperatures. They are resistant to aggressive chemicals with the exception of hydrofluoric acid.

Due to  their pureness, stability, high flow rate and the high filtration performance this filter materials are recommended for the ambient air monitoring such as the determination of suspended particulate matter (SPM), TSP (Total Suspended Particular matter), PM10 and lead (Pb).

Target Application:
Monitoring and survey of the presence of pollutants in the air at different measuring points.

Target User:

  • Environmental departments of autonomous communities and city councils
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of capital goods.

OBJECTIVE

APPARATUS

TECHNIQUE

TYPE of FILTER

 PART NUMBER

Determination of suspended particles TSP (Ø >30mm)1, 4

High volume collector

Gravimetry

Glass microfibre filter

GF 50 150

GF 50 203254

Low volume capturer

GF 50 047

Cascade impactor

GF 50 203254

Determination and analysis of PM10 (Ø > 10mm)1, 2, 5

High volume capturer

Quartz microfibre filter

QFH 150

QFH 203254

Low volume capturer

QFH 047

Cascade impactor

QFH 203254

Determination and analysis of PM2.5 (Ø >2.5mm)1, 3

High volume capturer

Quartz microfibre filter

QFH 150

QFH 203254

Low volume capturer

QFH 047

Cascade impactor

QFH  203254

Determination and analysis to detect lead6, 7

High volume capturer

Atomic absorption spectroscopy

Quartz microfibre filter

QFH 150

QFH 203254

Low volume capturer

QFH 047

Cascade impactor

QFH 203254


 

 

1) Reference methods for TSP PM10, PM2,5 and Pb (lead) are codified in 40CFR50 Appx B, J, L, and G in the Federal Register of the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

2) Air quality - Determination of the PM10 fraction of suspended particulate matter - Reference method and field test procedure EN12341

3) Ambient air quality - Standard gravimetric measurement method for the determination of the PM2.5 mass fraction of suspended particulate matter EN14907:2005 (German version)

4) Council Directive 80/779/EEC of July 15, 1980, on air quality limit values and guidance levels for sulphur dioxide and suspended particles. Incorporated into Spanish legislation by Royal edict1613/1985.

5) Council Directive 2008/50/EG, of June 11, 2010, related to limit values for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, fine dust up to 10 µm (PM 10) and 2,5 µm (PM 2.5) and lead in ambient air. Reference method described in European Standard EN12341.

6) Council Directive 2008/50/EG, of June 11, 2010, related to limit values for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter and lead in ambient air. Reference method described in ISO 9855: 1993.

7) Ambient air quality - Standard method for the measurement of Pb, Cd, As and Ni in the PM10 fraction of suspended particulate matter; German version EN 14902:2005