SASS® 3010

Manual Particle Extractor

SASS 3010 Manual Particle Extractor

The SASS® 3010 is used to extract aerosols captured by CBRN International’s electret filters. The SASS 3010 is designed for use with our filter-based air samplers: the SASS 3100 Dry Air Sampler, the SASS 4000 High-Volume Aerosol Concentrator, or the SASS 4100 Two-Stage Collector.

Captured particulates can be difficult to remove from filters because induced dipole fields create a strong holding force and must be neutralized. Once particulates have been released, they must then be removed from within the fibrous filter matrix and collected in a small amount of sample fluid.

These processes are efficiently performed in a matter of 1 to 2 minutes using the SASS 3010 Particle Extractor, transferring particles to a small fluid volume for later analysis.

Efficient Sample Preparation

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Product Features

  • Fast and efficient extraction from "electret" filters
  • Extraction efficiencies are typically in the range of 70 to 80%
  • Simple to operate
  • Powered by two D-cell batteries



  • Public health and medical facilities
  • Agriculture
  • Indoor air quality
  • Environmental



Filter compatibility: For use with SASS 3100 and SASS 4100 electret filters
Extraction method: Acoustic vibration of the fluid-saturated filter is followed by pneumatic and mechanical counterflow-driven discharge of the suspended aerosol particles.
Extraction efficiency: 60-80% typical
Residue, run-to-run: 1.1% with dry wiping, and
0.01% to 0.1% with a 5 ml flush
Extraction time: 1 to 2 minutes, typical, with a flush cycle.
Extraction fluid: A pre-filled dropper bottle provides enough buffered extraction fluid to make a 5 ml sample.
Sample fluid storage: The extraction fluid bottle is also used for fluid sample storage upon extraction completion.
Physical size: Body: 10.2cm (W) x 13.4cm (D) x 14.5cm (H)
Plunger: A 7.8 cm-high plunger protrudes from the extractor’s top surface
Weight: 800 grams
Electrical power: Two size “D” primary batteries.
Operating temperature range: 0°C to 70°C

CBRN International reserves the right to change specifications without prior notice.