Personal Cascade Impactor

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Personal Cascade Impactor

290 Series Personal Cascade Impactor

Designed to be worn by the worker, the Tisch Environmental 290 series marple personal cascade impactor is a multi-stage personal size selective device used for particle size distribution.  The 290 series impactor is made of lightweight aluminum impaction stages weighing less than 7 ounces for ultimate comfort and limited user interference.  Available in 8-stage, 6-stage, and 4-stage configurations, the personal cascade impactor is suitable for various sampling applications.


  • Precision aerodynamic particle size distribution from 20 to 0.5 micrometers.
  • Lightweight for minimal user interference.
  • Flow rate of 2.0 LPM.
  • Can be used with a wide variety of commercial personal sample pumps.
  • Inlet design prevents contamination and overloading of the first stage.
  • Multiple 34mm collection medias available.
  • Low Cost and easy to operate.
  • 34mm sample substrates for easy handling and weighing with analytical balance.


  • Personal air monitoring for wood dust.
  • Measurement of welding fumes and trace metals.
  • Exposure assessment of personnel to silica fibers.
  • Asbestos monitoring.
  • Indoor air monitoring for particulate air pollutants.
  • Measurement of mining dust.
  • Inhalable and respirable particulate sampling.
  • Aerosol and laboratory research tool.

Aerodynamic sizing and distribution of ambient particulate with unprecedented precision…..cost….and ease of operation.

Available Models


8-Stage Personal Cascade Impactor