PM 1.0/2.5/10.0 dust monitor
Introduction to dust monitor
FORBIX SEMICON dust monitor machine is capable of measuring air pollution. The machine measures dust concentration of particle size PM1.0, PM2.5 and PM10. The unit is μg/m³ (micro grams per meter cube). The range of reading is 0-1000 μg/m³. Every couple of seconds a new reading gets populated. The readings rotate in round robin fashion on the LCD. All the 3 readings show on the LCD as and when calculated. The sensing mechanism is accurate to a level of ±10%. The machine equips a high sensing LASER technology to sense the particle sizes. As a part of the design, there resides a sucking air fan that draws ambient air inside the sensing unit.
The factory advises not to keep the dust monitor continuously turned on. Once the readings taken, the machine should be turn off. This improves the life or the dust monitor and the reliability with which it operates.
When not in used the dust monitor should stay in a clean and pollution free space. This will keep the fan chamber clean, and hence increasing the life of the machine.
About the dust monitoring device sensing unit
Dust monitoring device used to check the air purifier functionality. The sensor located on the right side of the device. There is a fan located inside, that sucks in the ambient air. The dust monitor has a LASER based sensing mechanism. It can sense PM1.0/PM2.5 and even PM10.0, with the same machine. The dust monitoring device is a table-top sensing unit with LCD. It has provision to mount on the wall as well.
To turn on the machine, connect the DC jack to the adapter provided. Then plug in the adapter to the house mains power supply. The adapter is 110-220VAC to 12VDC converter. It takes a booting time of around 5-10 seconds (before the 1st reading appears). Dimensions of the dust monitoring device: 180mm x 180mm x 30mm. LCD dimensions: 70mm x 55mm
Dust monitor variants
FORBIX SEMICON produce 4 varieties of dust monitors:
Model no: YellowFox-1 (FBXYF1)
FBXYF1T: lemon green / bluish white display (tabletop)
FBXYF1: handheld 4xAA battery operated
Both the above dust monitoring units are same in functionality. They only differ in the LCD backlight color. The particulate matter measuring unit is μg/m³. Additionally, shows air quality in % ratio.
Following are the particle sizes (in μm):
Features of dust monitoring device:
Purpose and application of the dust monitor:
FORBIX SEMICON dust monitoring device sensor displays the reading with ±10% error margin. After the use of an air purifier (from any brand), the readings drop. It gives a clear idea to the user about the functionality of the air purifier as well. The pollution level can vary from location to location in the same room. Variable heights also produces a change in the readings. Readings near the floors are much higher than those at 5-6 feet of height.
Applications of dust monitoring device: