The CSU-1 low volume air sampler was developed in response to an operational need for a portable, low-cost, low-power method of providing broad aerosol sampling coverage over a large region. The CSU-1 collects samples into a dry filter cartridge at a nominal flow rate of approximately 10 liters per minute. The dry filter samples can be processed using conventional laboratory-based cell culture or through rapid techniques such as immunoassay or PCR.
The compact design of the CSU-1 includes a magnetic mounting mechanism allowing for rapid and discrete deployment. An optional battery kit is available which allows for continuous operation in a remote location for greater than 12 hours. The CSU-1 is suitable for indoor / outdoor use and can be deployed for a number of varying applications, including environmental / disease monitoring, industrial hygiene monitoring, and security monitoring for critical infrastructure protection.
CSU-1 Key Features
- Lightweight, portable
- Powered by 110V AC or DC (battery)
- Large, single button operation
- Operable in full MOPP gear
- Minimal consumable costs (standard MCE dry filter)
Specifications of the CSU-1 Low Volume Air Sampler
|Length: 8.9 cm, Width: 6.4 cm, Height: 17.1 cm
|120VAC, 0.4 A (maximum)
|12VDC, > 12 hours per charge
|10 litres per minute
|MCE 0.8 micron pore size