Particle instruments and diagnostics (PID)
Airborne particle analysis instruments
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.
Aircraft-borne instruments for classifying atmospheric cloud particles....Read more about sid probes
High-resolution 2D scattering pattern capture for aerosol particle morphological analysis....Read more about ppd instruments
A range of compact and ultra-compact sensors being developed for ambient particle monitoring....Read more about low cost particle detectors
Single-particle fluorescence sensors for real-time bio-particle detection and classification....Read more about wibs sensors
An instrument to rapidly detect the presence of airborne asbestos fibres....Read more about alert project
A variety of instruments and sensors developed to meet specific particle monitoring requirements....Read more about other instruments
Spatial light scattering underpins much of what we do....Read more about spatial light scattering
CAIR has been working on a range of projects....Read more about our completed projects