Diffusion Charger

DC 2200CE

Description Specification Brochure


Detects particulate-matter surface area through diffusion charging
Lightweight, compact and ruggedized construction
Battery powered with onboard data storage
Applications related to personal exposure in various environments (homes, workplace, automobiles, tunnels etc.)
Companion product to the PAS 2200CE --- the DC 2200CE measures ALL particulate matter, the PAS 2200CE measures PAH (primarily on carbonaeous matter)
Measuring Principle
The Diffusion Charger works on the principle of electrical charging of particles:
-- Using a corona discharge all particles are charged
-- A sensitive electrometer is used to measure the current
-- Since the charge attachment is a surface phenomena, the measured current is related to the particle surface area ("Fuch's surface area")
The calibration of the compact Diffusion Charger can be done by simultaneous measurements with other particle-measuring instruments (e.g. the SMPS). The calibration is site-specific

Technical Specification

Display: 16 characters with 2 lines LED
Power: 115 volts AC / 60 Hz & 220 volts AC / 50 HzMax.
Battery: 15 volts Lithium Metal Hydride
Range : 0 to 1000 fAmp (conversion to particle-surface area is site-specific)
Sensitivity: ~ 10 fAmp (actual calibration is site-specific)
Lower Threshold: ~ 10 fAmp
Response time: < 10 seconds (adjustable)
Digital Output: RS - 232 (for data download and program upload)
Analog Output: 0 to 10 volts
Sample gas: Built-in pump with flowrate controlled at 1 L/min
Operating temp: 40 to 104 ºF (5 to 40ºC)
Dimensions: Height x Width x Depth = 3in x 7in x 5in ( 68mm x 175mm x 124mm )
Weight: 3 lb. ( 1.5 kg )
Data Storage: 8000 data points (each data point consisting of : Time, Value )
Data Download: User-friendly PC-compatible graphical software used for downloading the collected data. Flat ASCII file output can also be generated for further analysis (e.g. Microsoft Excel format)

Diffusion Charger - Brochure