ACD-200 Bobcat Air Sampler
The ACD-200 Bobcat is a lightweight, portable, dry filter air sampler with a unique sample recovery system. The Bobcat has been developed to address a broad range of air sampling requirements. It is ideally suited for the collection of bioaerosols and particulate matter; including submicron-sized particles, airborne molecular contamination, and particulates. Recovering a sample from dry filters has never been easier. With InnovaPrep’s patented Rapid Filter Elution Kit, filter recovery takes only seconds; it releases particles with minimal liquid and unsurpassed efficiencies.
The Bobcat was created for tactical use, it can be custom configured to be triggered by other systems, or it can be operated as a stand-alone unit. Operational modes include pre-defined single sample collection, externally triggered collection, continuous sampling, and programmed intermittent sampling for long-term monitoring.
The Bobcat aerosol collector takes up little more than one-quarter of a cubic foot, has an internal battery, built-in tripod, and can run continuously at 200 liters per minute for up to 18 hours. The system uses a dry 52 mm electret filter as the collection media. Electret filters are produced from diaelectric polymer fibers that develop an electrical charge when air flows past them. This substantially increases the collection efficiency of the filter and allows for the use of lower pressure drop filters which, in turn, allows for higher sampling rates for extended periods using battery power. Additional advantages include low consumable costs, ease of use, and high durability. This gives it the ability to operate at low temperatures; a limitation for most wet-wall cyclone type collectors..