Written by Anne Dequeker

4 March 2024

DUSTKAIR: your on-the-go alert system for fine particles

ALVEOLAR PARTICLES AND CRYSTALLINE SILICA

The fine particles released at construction sites represent a potential threat to the health of workers and the well-being of nearby residents. With dimensions frequently smaller than 2.5 micrometers, these particles infiltrate the respiratory system, giving rise to substantial health risks. Ensuring a secure work environment is imperative to safeguard the health of workers and maintain the quality of the surrounding air.

 

 

A MOBILE DEVICE AIMED AT ENHANCING PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Co-developed with UBY

A precise and patented identification method: Using spectrophotometry and a patented algorithm, DUSTKAIR identifies fine particles, including the alveolar fraction (less than 5 micrometers) and the thoracic fraction (typically between 5 and 10 micrometers), targeting the most hazardous to health.

Real-time measurements: The portable DUSTKAIR technology enables constant monitoring, providing aninstantaneous assessment of workers’ exposure to fine particles. The ELLONASOFT platform analyzes data in real-time and generates automatic reports and instant alerts during exposure peaks (annual license included)

A portable system: Designed to be worn close to the respiratory pathways, DUSTKAIR consists of a capture module and a compact communication unit. The latter also contains a rechargeable battery with a 10-hour autonomy, ensuring complete coverage throughout a workday.

 

DUSTKAIR stands out with its robust and compact casing, ensuring the reliability of the device in rigorous working conditions:

Modular and precise structure: The device consists of two interlinked parts connected by a flexible cable. The capture module, positioned closest to the respiratory pathways, ensures precise data collection. Simultaneously, the communication unit, portable on the belt, houses the battery.

Resilient materials: Robust materials ensure an extended lifespan, resistant to the impacts inherent in construction and quarry environments.

 

The ELLONASOFT platform performs real-time data analysis, generating automatic reports and instant alerts during exposure peaks.(Annual license included)


 

REGULATION (since July 1, 2023)

Exposure Limit Values:

Alveolar dust: 0.9 mg/m3

Silica alveolar dust: 0.1 mg/m3

Expected Measures:

Probability of exposure

Intensity and level of exposure

Frequency of exposing actions

Cumulative duration of exposure periods

Total duration since the start of exposure


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Size: 25 x 13 x 9 cm

Weight: 575 g (with battery)

Materials: ABS

Power supply: Rechargeable battery

Battery recharge time: 12h

Autonomy: 10h (on battery)

Communication: 3G/4G/WiFi/LTE-M/LoRa


MEASUREMENTS

Particle Range: 0.30 µm to 12.4 µm

Size Categorization: 16 software compartments

Total Flow Rate: 0.24 L/min

Particle Counting Rate: 10,000 particles/second

 

Refer to the DUSTKAIR Brochure

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