Polaron Real time Bio-Aerosol Detector

The Polaron F10 is the state of the art in real-time detection of airborne biological threats. Using patent-pending technology based on polarized elastic light scattering, the Polaron can detect and classify aerosol particles to 0.5 micron sensitivity (including small particles with weak fluorescence properties). It rapidly and reliably detects all four classes of biological agents at low concentrations, with low false-alarm rates.


Polaron monitors air continuously and provides early-warning alarms of potential aerosol threats. It transmits information as a first-tier “trigger” in a networked system for a variety of applications:

  • Building protection
  • Mass-transit security
  • Special-event monitoring
  • Force and base protection
Key Benefits and Features
  • More coverage – affordable, compact, lightweight
  • Best-in-class sensitivity – capable of detecting singlet particles in all agent classes (spore, bacteria, virus, toxin)
  • Low false alarm rates – advanced algorithms for classifying aerosol backgrounds versus anomalies
  • Fast response – alarms can automatically initiate aerosol sample collectors
  • High confidence – extensive US Government testing
Product Specifications
Input Voltage 12 - 40 VDC (110-220 VAC, 50-60 Hz with optional AC/DC adapter)
Power Consumption 8 Watts
Operating Temp 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)
Operating Humidity 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Storage Temp 0 to 55 °C (32 to 131 °F)
Sound Generated 31.1 dBA at 1 meter (for reference, a quiet room is typically 30 – 40 dBA)
Dimensions W x D x H: 17.8 x 20.0 x 17.8 cm (7.0 x 7.9 x 7.0 in) Height is 22.1 cm with inlet tube, 24.4 cm with cap
Weight 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs.)
Enclosure High-impact ABS / Polycarbonate; resistant to dust, splash, and cleaning chemicals
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