Air Particle Counter

Scientific studies have found an association between exposure to particulate matter emissions and significant health problems. The Air Particle Counters are affordable instruments which can monitor indoor air quality in homes and workplaces.

The DC1700 is a premium model with the following benefits:

  • Internal battery operation for up to 6 hours of continuous use.
  • Generous storage capacity (approximately 10,000 samples).
  • PC interface for data transfer.
  • Internal clock to date-time stamp readings.
  • Mains or battery operated.

Dust, mould, pollen, bacteria, tobacco smoke, pet dander, dust mite debris and more fall in to the particle size categories below – levels of particulates are reported according to two standard calibration ranges:


  • greater than PM0.5 and PM2.5
  • greater than PM2.5 and PM10

Ambient air quality varies greatly even within a period of 24 hours, windows and doors are opened or closed, the air conditioning comes on, building or other work activity commences or any number of other factors. The air particle counter will show variation in the levels of particulate pollution throughout the day.

Air particle monitoring can be beneficial for the private monitoring of homes or businesses to assess overall levels of particulate matter in the air.

This unit is available for online purchase here

Exposure assessments are particularly important for people with asthma, chronic bronchitis, reduced lung function, irregular heartbeat, and lung disease, who are sensitive to fine particle exposure.

Following indoor air analysis with the air particle counter, you will be able to tailor your efforts to achieve the required air quality.

DC1700 – Enhanced particle monitor providing readouts of either particles over the sizes of PM0.5 and PM2.5 or PM2.5 and PM10(please specify when ordering) Includes internal battery operation and PC interface.
DC1700 USB-serial interface cable - sold separately