Rapid-E is the world’s first instrument to accurately and comprehensively analyze single aerosol particles in real time. Fully automated, it characterizes any airborne particle in the range of 0.5-100 micrometers, matching and opening up numerous applications in environmental monitoring, and beyond. Rapid-E has a robust design that ensures its continuous use both outside and indoors.
The instrument continuously monitors ambient air, instantly counting and characterizing different pollen species, spores, and even air pollutants, such as PM2.5, PM10 and certain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The proprietary technology enables rapid species recognition, providing a good understanding of atmospheric aerosol concentrations and their influence on public health and the environment.
The high sensitivity of Plair’s Rapid-E enables precise information about when the particle emission event took place, giving its users time to act and take preventive measures. In addition, Rapid-E operates autonomously and remotely, enabling data access anywhere and anytime.
Rapid-E provides continuous online measurements 24 hours per day, all-year round. It requires no human intervention and low maintenance, ensuring reliable and uninterrupted environmental monitoring.
The instrument is able to detect down to 1 particle per cubic meter.
Each individual particle drawn into the detector is examined by an advanced fluorescence laser spectroscopy and morphology analysis. For each particle, several hundred parameters of scattered light pattern and laser-induced fluorescence are recorded, representing a unique optical fingerprint. This analysis allows highly precise species identification, with a record low rate of false positives.
Rapid-E operates remotely. The data are accessible in real time from any internet-connected device. The instrument is equipped with a GPS tracker that provides global time and location for all measurements. User-specified alerts can be configured to provide email and/or SMS text notifications as soon as threshold values are reached.
Rapid-E is easily integrated into a network of other devices, or forms its own network.
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