Our facility is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for:

  • Aerosol generation
  • Computer modelling
  • Filter testing
  • Lung deposition studies
  • Mass and number size classification
  • Monitoring of atmospheric gases
  • Real-time aerosol and VOCs chemical composition
  • Real-time biological studies
  • Vehicle emission testing (for more details see Biofuel Engine Research Facility (BERF))

Access to electron microscopy and analytical chemistry facilities is available through QUT’s Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF)

Aerosol instruments

  • 7 wavelength aethalometer
  • Aerodynamic Particle Sizer
  • Aerosol Dilution Systems
  • Aerosol Electrospray Generator
  • Compact Time of Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (cToF-AMS)
  • Condensation Particle Counters (CPC)
  • DMS500 Fast Particle Analyser
  • DustTrak Particle Counter
  • Knowing Our Ambient Local Air-quality (KOALA) Low-Cost Sensor Monitor
  • Nanometer Aerosol Sampler
  • Neutral Cluster and Air Ion Spectrometer (NAIS)
  • P-Trak
  • Q-Trak
  • Scanning Electrical mobility Spectrometer (SEMS)
  • Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS)
  • Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance (TEOM)
  • Thermodenuders
  • Volatility and Hygroscopicity Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer (VH-TDMA)

Gas phase instruments

  • Chemical Ionisation Mass Spectrometer (CIMS; including nitrate-CIMS)
  • CO analyser
  • CO2 analyser
  • NOx analyser
  • Ozone analyser
  • Ozone generator
  • Permeation tube oven
  • Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometer (SIFT-MS; available through QUT’s CARF)
  • SO2 analyser