• Development of new sampling methods: automated passive sampling with the Sigma-Z

    Development of new sampling methods: automated passive sampling with the Sigma-Z

  • Characterization and quantification of particles at road (tunnel) sites

    Characterization and quantification of particles at road (tunnel) sites

  • Provenience determination of particles causing polluted house walls

    Provenience determination of particles causing polluted house walls

  • Source-differentiated dust monitoring of quarries, gravel pits, dump and contruction sites

    Source-differentiated dust monitoring of quarries, gravel pits, dump and contruction sites

  • Determination of the railway traffic immissions in PM10

    Determination of the railway traffic immissions in PM10

  • Particle and gas measurements using passive samplers

    Particle and gas measurements using passive samplers

  • Where is the pollution on the window sill coming from?

    Where is the pollution on the window sill coming from?

  • Source determination of excessive soot indoor and outdoor

    Source determination of excessive soot indoor and outdoor

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Welcome to Particle Vision, the analytic and particle specialists

We, a highly-qualified team with long standing experience in environmental analysis and consulting, are pleased to support you with dust claims and complex questions related to the provenience of particles.

We are your contact persons for any question related to indoor and ambient air quality

PV news - Microplastics

PV news - Microplastics
Quantitative microplastic determination in water, soil and air samples
  • from 0.1 µm size
  • identification of plastics and tire wear

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Boron substrates for SEM/EDS

Boron substrates for SEM/EDS
Innovation: highly polished boron surfaces for SEM/EDS analysis
  • ideal for the analysis of light elements
  • does not deform under the electron beam
  • reusable
  • high contrast also for C-dominated material

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SEM/EDS analysis

SEM/EDS analysis
  • Material analysis
  • Surface analysis
  • Failure analysis
  • Morpho-chemcal single particle analysis
  • Asbestos analysis
  • Characterization of inclusions
  • Microplastic analysis
  • Characterization of micro-alloys
New SEM lab from September 2017 on

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Dust provenience

Dust provenience
  • Source-differentiated analysis for dust appeals and complaints
  • Where is the pollution coming from?
  • Is the pollution harmful to health?

Asbestos and fibre analysis

Asbestos and fibre analysis
  • Indoor air: analysis according to VDI 3492
  • Outdoor air: sampling with the Sigma-2 passive sampler according to VDI 2119 and analysis according to VDI 3492 (orienting character)

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Long-term dust monitoring

Long-term dust monitoring
    Source-differentiated dust monitoring of...
  • urban and rural sites
  • quarries
  • gravel pits
  • construction sites
  • road and railway tunnels

Sampling methods

Sampling methods
    Passive und active sampling
  • Sigma-2 passive sampler
  • Sigma-Z passive sampler
  • Minivolume sampler
  • Specially designed mini volume sampler for SEM/EDS analyses

Particle characterization

Particle characterization
Particle analysis on filter, substrate, tape-lift and Bergerhoff samples
  • Automated SEM/EDS analysis (> 600 particles)
  • Manual SEM/EDS overview analysis
  • TEM analysis
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • XRF analysis
  • XRD analysis
  • Ion chromatography (IC)

Dust analysis

Dust analysis
  • Source-differentiated PM10, PM4, PM2.5 and PM1 measurements
  • Gravimetric determination of PM10
  • Emission characterization
  • Immission characterization

Soot quantification and differentiation

Soot quantification and differentiation
    Method: EC/OC analysis using TOT (Thermal-Optical Transmittance)
    outdoor
  • Differentiation of soot from traffic and wood combustion
  • Differentiation of organic material derived from wood combustion
    indoor
  • Determination of soot sources

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