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Air-O-Cell Mold Cassette/box of 50

$448.25
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SKU
AS0250

The Air-O-Cell® is designed for the rapid collection of a wide range of airborne aerosols including mold spores, pollen, insect parts, skin cells, fibers and inorganic particulate.

Air-O-Cell® is a simple to use tool for the rapid collection of a wide range of airborne particulates.

  • Bioaerosols: mold spores, pollen, insect parts, skin cell fragments
  • Fibers: asbestos, fiberglass, cellulose, clothing fibers, synthetics
  • Inorganic Particulate: ceramic, fly ash, copy toner, oil droplets, paint
  • Other Opaque Particulates: products of combustion, rust, salts

The Air-O-Cell® is a unique air sampling cassette specifically designed for the rapid collection of a wide range of airborne aerosols including mold spores, pollen, insect parts, skin cell fragments, fibers (e.g. asbestos, fiberglass, cellulose, clothing fibers, etc.) and inorganic particulate e.g. ceramic, fly ash, copy toner, etc.). The Air-O-Cell® collects both viable and non-viable sample specimens, providing a much broader overview of potential allergens contaminants than conventional sampling techniques.

The Air-O-Cell® operates upon the principle of inertial impaction. Particulate laden air is accelerated as it is drawn through the cassettes tapered inlet slit and directed towards a small slide containing the collection media, where the particles become impacted, and the air flow continues out the exit orifice. The adhesive nature of the collection media prevents the collected particulate from blurring or being washed off during the laboratory staining process, and eliminates sample loss from vibration during handling and shipment.

After sampling is completed, the cassettes are sent to a laboratory, where the slides are removed and direct microscopic analysis can be immediately performed. The collection media is compatible with a wide range of biological stains and refractive index oils, allowing direct quantitative analysis of organic and inorganic particulate.

The Air-O-Cell® can be used with any standard off-the-shelf area sampling pump capable of drawing 15 LPM open flow. The small compact size makes Air-O-Cell® suitable for use in confined or restrictive spaces.

With its proprietary engineered design, ease of use, and compatibility with typical everyday area sampling pumps, its easy to see how the Air-O-Cell® cassette is setting the new standard in IAQ sampling and analysis.

Know the Difference

All bioaerosol samplers are not created equal and will not provide the same results. The data they provide is a reflection on your reputation and Zefon encourages you to know the difference between them.

* Air-O-Cell cassettes have a limited shelf life.

Air-O-Cell is a registered trademark of Zefon International, Inc.

More Information
Brand Zefon International
Air Filtration Tool Type Mold Cassette
Equipment Usage For airborne aerosols
Sold As Pack of 50
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Recommended Sampling Procedures

General

The Air-O-Cell sampling cassette is designed to operate at an optimal flow rate of 15 liters per minute. The user can employ any sampling pump capable of a minimum flow rate of 15 lpm. It is also capable of operating in any vertical or horizontal orientation, or in restricted access spaces smaller than 2 inches in diameter. As a result the Air-O-Cell is ideally suited for sampling in HVAC ducts, plenums, wall cavities, or other confined spaces.

Sampling of Ambient Static Environments

A rotameter calibrated to a primary standard, soap bubble tube/meter or a dry bubble meter should be used to calibrate the sampling pump to a flow rate of 15 lpm. Some pumps only work with specific calibration devices. Please reference the owner’s manual for your pump to verify if any special calibration methods should be employed. Because the cassette does not produce significantly measurable back pressure, the rotameter can optionally be connected directly to the pump (without the Air-O-Cell cassette in line) to calibrate the pump flow rate.

To begin sampling, remove the tape seals covering the inlet and outlet of the Air-O-Cell and place them on the side of the cassette. Then connect the Air-O-Cell cassette to the sampling pump. Turn the sampling pump on for an appropriate sample time ranging from 1 to 10 minutes and replace both seals after sampling is complete. Unlike other spore trap impaction or filter devices, the Air-O-Cell cassette can be oriented in any vertical or horizontal direction, without concern for sample loss of large particles or vibration. “Outdoor background” samples should always be collected for comparison purposes. If using an IAQ 15 Connect™ or Bio-Pump® Plus pump, please follow the owner’s manual for sampling instructions.

Sampling in HVAC Systems

A rotameter calibrated to a primary standard, soap bubble tube/meter or a dry bubble meter should be used to calibrate the sampling pump to a flow rate of 15 lpm. Some pumps only work with specific calibration devices. Please reference the owner’s manual for your pump to verify if any special calibration methods should be employed. Because the cassette does not produce significantly measurable back pressure, the rotameter can optionally be connected directly to the pump (without the Air-O-Cell cassette in line) to calibrate the pump flow rate.

To begin sampling, remove the tape seals covering the inlet and outlet of the Air-O-Cell and place them on the side of the cassette. Then connect the Air-O-Cell cassette to the sampling pump. Turn the sampling pump on for an appropriate sample time ranging from 1 to 10 minutes and replace both seals after sampling is complete. Unlike other spore trap impaction or filter devices, the Air-O-Cell cassette can be oriented in any vertical or horizontal direction, without concern for sample loss of large particles or vibration. “Outdoor background” samples should always be collected for comparison purposes. If using an IAQ 15 Connect™ or Bio-Pump® Plus pump, please follow the owner’s manual for sampling instructions.

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