Ambient Viable Andersen Cascade Impactors
Tisch Environmental ambient viable andersen cascade impactors are used for the collection of airborne aerosols containing bacteria or fungi. These devices come in six stage (TE-10-800), two stage (TE-10-860), or single stage (TE-10-890) variations with an available pump for sampling at 28.3lpm. These ambient viable impactors are precision-machined out of high-quality aluminum plates with successively smaller diameter holes. As the ambient air cascades through the different stages, the corresponding particulates impact on the stage as the smaller particulates continue to travel through the stages until they are entrapped on the corresponding plate. These viable bacterial particulates are then incubated and then counted or identified. They can then be recorded and related to where they may be deposited on the human lung.