AFRG Lab Tour

AFRG Air Quality Instrumentation

ppbRAE 3000. Photoionization (10.6 eV) real-time total VOC analyzer (1 ppb detection limit). Used for industrial hygine, occupational exposure, personal exposure, indoor air quality, ambient air quality, population exposure and atmospheric chemistry research and teaching.

Thermo DIONEX ICS-1100 & AS-DV (2012) used for the determination of anions and cations from PM2.5 filter specimens and for the determination of NO2, SO2, NH3 and O3 from Ogawa passive sampler filters.

Markes Air Server 3 - Markes Unity 2 Thermal Desorption Unit -Thermo 1300 GC - Thermo ISQ MS (AS-TD-GC-MS)
for the determination of volatile organic compounds in air samples (direct air, tubes samples by USEPA TO17 method & SUMMA canisters by USEPA TO15 method). We have two of these systems. One located on Sable Island for the continuous measurement of VOC species in ambient air and one in the AFRG lab. For further details of the system exit here.


Dylos 1100 (x7) fine and coarse particle counters


TSI DRX Dust Trak, optical measurement of size-resolved particle mass concentration (simultaneous total particle concentration, PM10, PM4.0 (respirable), PM2.5 and PM1.0). Used for industrial hygine, occupational exposure, personal exposure, indoor air quality, ambient air quality, population exposure and atmospheric chemistry research and teaching.


Thermo 5012 real-time black carbon aethalometer.


Thermo 55i real-time methane and total non-methane hydrocarbons (total-VOC).


MetOne 1020 Betta Attenuation Monitor for the determination of real-time ambient PM2.5 mass concentration


EcoTech Aurora 3000 3-wavelength nephelometer


Environmentally controlled ambient air quality instrument enclosure


Thermo 2025-dichotomous sampler for the filter based determination of fine and coarse PM mass concentration and chemical speciation for receptor modelling.

Thermo TEOM Series 1400a for the continuous measurement of PM2.5.

Sabio Model 2020 Zero Air Generator

Teledyne Model 701 Zero Air Generator

EcoTech AERODIS data acquisition system, visualization and reporting software

Tisch HighVol sampler for the large volume filter collection of TSP

2x Davis Vantage Pro II Weather stations.

200+ Ogawa passive samplers.

600+ stainless steel thermal desoprtion tubes with a variety of sorbents for various bpt ranges of VOC species.