FlowCAM® Overcomes Flawed Reliance On Equivalent Spherical Diameter (ESD) In Real Time While Sample Runs
Edgecomb, ME: The FlowCAM® particle analysis system from laboratory instrumentation firm Fluid Imaging Technologies, Edgecomb, Maine (www.fluidimaging.com), permits different particles within a heterogeneous sample to be detected, analyzed, documented and counted separately with accuracy and reliability. While many analysis tools count different particles sharing the same equivalent spherical diameter (ESD) as the same particle type, the FlowCAM takes high-resolution digital images of every particle in the sample, enabling laboratory technicians, process engineers, water/wastewater engineers, formulating chemists and others to mathematically and visually discern differences among each individual particle - even when they share the same ESD.
Featuring the company’s proprietary Image Management System (IMS®) and its sophisticated pattern recognition software, the FlowCAM measures the particle size, length, width and shape directly from the particle’s actual image rather than by estimating the dimensions based on a conversion to ESD from light scatter or other techniques. The FlowCAM is ideal for analyzing organic and inorganic fluid-borne particles such as textile fibers, cosmetic microcapsules, laser and copier toner, pharmaceutical ingredients and other particles ranging from .5um to 3mm in size with positive visual identification from as minute as 5um.
For more information, contact Lew Brown, Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.; 65 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, ME 04096; 207.846.6100.; Fax 207.846.6110; www.fluidimaging.com; email@example.com.