Particle and Powder Characterization Services Available from Particle Technology Labs

Topics Covered

Background
Particle Size Determination 
    Particle Size Instrumentations Available
Surface Area/Pore Size Distribution
    Surface Area/Pore Size Distribution Instrumentations Available
Image Analysis/Microscopy
    Image Analysis/Microscopy Instrumentations Available
Physical Measurements
    Physical Measurements Instrumentations Available
Method Validation/Development
Consulting

 

Background

Particle Technology Labs is a premier service laboratory, dedicated to quality particle size and characterization. Our services include but are not limited to: 

Particle Size Determination

PTL has a wide range of particle size instrumentation to ensure each sample is analyzed using the most appropriate technique. Particulate can be measured from several nanometers to several millimeters in size, with the potential to also determine the particle concentration.

Particle Size Instrumentations Available

PTL has the following particle sizing equipment available:

  • Malvern Mastersizer S
  • Malvern Mastersizer 2000
  • Beckman Coulter LS13 320
  • Microtrac X-100
  • Elzone
  • AccuSizer Model 770
  • Hiac/Royco Model 8000A
  • Malvern Zetasizer Nano
  • Microtrac UPA 150
  • Nicomp 380/ZLS
  • Beckman Coulter RapidVue
  • Malvern PharmaVision
  • ATM Sonic Sifter
  • Alpine Air Jet Sieve
  • Retsch AS 200, Cenco, Humbolt Sieve Shakers
  • Sedigraph Model 1500
  • TSI Aerosizer LD 8050
  • BAHCO
  • Image-Pro Plus
  • Clemex
  • Malvern PharmaVision

Surface Area/Pore Size Distribution

A variety of different techniques are used at PTL to characterize the surface area and pore size of samples. Krypton, Nitrogen and Liquid mercury are utilized to measure a wide range of surface areas.

Surface Area/Pore Size Distribution Instrumentations Available

PTL has the following particle surface area determination equipment available:

  • Quantachrome Autosorb 1
  • Quantachrome Autosorb 3B
  • Micromeritics Tri-Star 3000
  • Micromeritics Flowsorb II 2300
  • Micromeritics Autopore IV
  • Quantachrome AutoScan 60

Image Analysis/Microscopy

PTL's image analysis services allow the client to understand the morphological shape characteristics of the sample. Simple photomicrographs to complete particle size distributions from images can be provided.

Image Analysis/Microscopy Instrumentations Available

PTL has the following image analysis equipment available:

  • Image-Pro Plus
  • Clemex
  • Malvern PharmaVision

Physical Measurements

Basic flow, dispersion and density properties of a sample can have far reaching affects on your process. PTL has the latest advancements in these areas to help you solve your problems.

Physical Measurements Instrumentations Available

PTL has the following physical measurement equipment available:

  • FT 4 Powder Rheometer
  • Angle of Repose
  • Malvern Zetasizer Nano
  • Nicomp 380/ZLS
  • Micromeritics Accupyc 1330
  • Quantachrome Multipycnometer
  • Quantachrome Dual Autotap
  • Bulk Density

Method Validation/Development

Trying to develop a method and hitting a brick wall? PTL's experienced staff know the tricks of the trade and can develop a quality method for your analysis. Additionally, PTL has proven experience in the validation of test methods.

Consulting

Let the particle characterization experts work for you and help to solve your particle problems.

 

Source: Particle Technology Labs

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Date Added: Apr 3, 2008 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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