Patent Number: 7,824,479

Title: Apparatus and method for air sampling

Abstract: An apparatus for sampling air in an aircraft cabin comprises: a sensor 2 for detecting air contaminants, a processor 4, a data logger 6, means 8 for detecting when the apparatus is airborne, a control unit 10, a manual trigger 12, at least one adsorbent tube 18, valves 14, 16 or other means for isolating the adsorbent tube from contamination and a pump 20 for drawing air through the adsorbent tube. An alternative apparatus uses a Tedlar.RTM. bag. Methods of sampling air and uses of the apparatus are also disclosed.

Inventors: Rowley; John Arthur (Potters Bar, GB), Crump; Derrick Robert (St Albans, GB), Dengel; Andrew Charles (Flitwick, GB)

Assignee: Building Research Establishment Ltd.

International Classification: B01D 53/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00