Particle instruments and diagnostics (PID)

Overview

Airborne particle analysis instruments

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We are concerned with the development of instrumentation and techniques for the detection, monitoring, characterisation, and analysis of airborne particulates in atmospheric, environmental, and security fields.

Over the past decade, this work has been supported with grants totalling more than £6.2 million from sponsors including the EPSRC, NERC, Leverhulme Trust, DSTL, the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Germany, and commercial companies in the UK, USA, and Europe. The activities have resulted in world-wide patents for particle monitoring and characterisation systems and have led to several commercial particle monitoring instrument systems. 

Current research

SID probes

SID probes

Aircraft-borne instruments for classifying atmospheric cloud particles....

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AIITS Probe

AIITS Probe

Aerosol Ice Interface Transmission Spectrometer...

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PPD instruments

PPD instruments

High-resolution 2D scattering pattern capture for aerosol particle morphological analysis....

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Low cost particle detectors

Low cost particle detectors

A range of compact and ultra-compact sensors being developed for ambient particle monitoring....

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WIBS sensors

WIBS sensors

Single-particle fluorescence sensors for real-time bio-particle detection and classification....

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ALERT: Real-time Asbestos Detection

ALERT: Real-time Asbestos Detection

An instrument to rapidly detect the presence of airborne asbestos fibres....

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Other instruments

Other instruments

A variety of instruments and sensors developed to meet specific particle monitoring requirements....

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Spatial light scattering

Spatial light scattering

Spatial light scattering underpins much of what we do....

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Completed projects in CAIR

Completed projects

CAIR has been working on a range of projects....

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Gallery

Gallery

Working on the SID cloud probes....

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