Ancon Technologies Ltd.

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Ancon is a pioneering company offering revolutionary new molecular detection technology that provides unprecedented levels of sensitivity and presents a unique solution to many industries. Environmental monitoring, aerosol and nanotechnology research, clean rooms, military and occupational health applications all benefit from our highly innovative scientific and technological discoveries. Based on a conceptually novel means of measuring electric current by counting elemental units of charge, Ancon is looking to take aerosol detection to the forefront of science. For example, with our technology, a simple air test to identify explosives enables instant security measures before the danger can progress and will potentially save lives.

Ancon head office, laboratories and workshops are located in the Canterbury Innovation Centre in Kent, UK close to the University of Kent which has been a long-term supporter of Ancon Technologies.

Portable, Wide-Range Aerosol Sampler

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Aero Select

Aero Select

Unique in air particle sampling the Aero Select is a revolutionary product. Able to detect particles across the entire aerosol range from 1nm to 35µm, particles are collected simultaneously using both inertial deposition and diffusion and separated into 12 size channels. The Aero Select can be applied to a diverse range of industries from monitoring environmental health and pollution to detecting nano and micron measurements of the airborne chemicals we may encounter each day. The characterisation of size distributions relating to the different chemical constituents of airborne particles is an essential step for many applications including Occupational hygiene, Environmental research, Automotive industry, Atmospheric science, Nanotechnology and Microelectronics.

Aero Select

Aerosol Particle Distribution Measurement

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MR250

MR250

Ancon’s MR250 is a companion product for the Aero Select. Used to determine mass-size distributions quickly, it eliminates the need for laboratory gravimetrical analysis. The mass reader uses the light scattering characteristics of aerosol particles to quantify the masses of samples taken with the Aero Select in the size range 0.25 to 35µm.It is designed to provide a range of conventional Particulate Matter (PM) characteristics such as PM₁₀, PM₂.₅ and PM₁ with particle size cut off 10µm, 2.5µm and 1µm.

MR250

Controlled Powder Particle Dispersal

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Aerosoliser

Aerosoliser

Control of particle size and uniformity has been a major area of interest especially for particles in the micron size range. Ancon’s Aerosoliser is an excellent general purpose laboratory tool that provides a turnkey solution for experimental setups that require a controlled and stable particle source in wider size ranges from 5nm to 2μm. The Aerosoliser generates aerosol from powder by concentrating high velocity vibrating jets of clean air at the powder surface, disturbing and separating particles. Vortices are formed by the opposing air flows inside the aerosolisation chamber which act to further separate the aerosol particles. The aerosol is then passed through a gravitational separator where larger particles are removed based on gravitational settling. The gravitational separator also serves to help stabilise the aerosol concentration which can be controlled by adjusting the pressure supplied to the chamber, the flow meter settings and the position of the jet nozzle in relation to the surface of the aerosolising powder. An on-board pressure gauge and flow meter are included to adjust the output particle concentration and operating flow rate. Long term stability is achieved by automatically descending the nozzle to maintain a constant height to the powder surface, the speed of which is user selectable to achieve optimal operating conditions. A mechanical agitation system sited at the base of the aerosolisation chamber disturbs the bulk powder and assists the air jets in the generation of aerosol.

Aerosoliser

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