Real-Time Viable Particle Counter Principle Of OperationSource: TSI Incorporated
By Darrick Niccum, Sr. Global Product Manager, Biodetection Products
The BIOTRAK Real-Time Viable Particle Counter is a full featured instrument that detects the total number of particles in the air as well as determining which of those particles are viable in nature. Additionally, the BIOTRAK product incorporates a particle collection filter so the optically analyzed particles are available for subsequent speciation analysis. The BIOTRAK Particle Counter incorporates proven technologies leveraging TSI’s experience in particle measurement theory, instrument development, and calibration.
The BIOTRAK Particle Counter falls into a class of instruments known as Rapid Microbiology Methods (RMM), that have garnered significant interest over the past several years due to the potential benefits they offer to the manufacturing space where environmental microbiological contamination is of concern. The ability to detect the presence of viable particles in real time is a key differentiator offered by the BIOTRAK Particle Counter.