A Multiparameter Bioaerosol Spectrometer (MBS)

P. H. Kaye, W.R. Stanley, E. Hirst, R.S. Greenaway, and C. J. Stopford

We describe a standalone multiparameter instrument for the detection and classification of airborne biological particles such as bacteria, fungal spores, pollens, etc. The instrument simultaneously records the intrinsic fluorescence spectrum and high-resolution spatial light scattering data from individual particles carried in a sample airflow.  These data can be used to help discriminate biological from non-biological particles and to classify biological particles into broad categories. Example data from laboratory trials will be presented.

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