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Category Press Release
Publish Date 7/22/2019
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Indoor Air Quality Investigations and the Benefits of Particulate Micro-Analysis
Introduction Advanced MicroAnalytical offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services that utilize Particulate Micro-Analysis to reveal the composition and help to identify the source of dust, debris and residues.

Salem, NH, July 22nd, 2019

Modern housing and building construction has created tightly sealed indoor environments that can in some circumstance represent significant problems for building occupants. These problems are often the result of a buildup of indoor pollutants that can occur in everything from residential buildings to schools, hospitals, offices and industrial facilities.

There are numerous potential sources of irritants and pollutants that can cause health concerns indoors. This can make it difficult to pinpoint where potential problems may lie with standard techniques designed to identify a single or single type of components.

To identify and ultimately mitigate or eliminate indoor contaminants of concern, the scientists at Advanced MicroAnalytical take the time to understand clients concerns to be able to develop testing solutions to thoroughly answer their indoor air quality or industrial hygiene questions. This approach allows them to develop an investigative strategy that utilizes the proper testing methodologies to address multiple types of indoor pollutants associated with particulate matter, dusts, debris, residues and other substances.

One of Advanced MicroAnalytical’s most powerful testing services harnesses the power of Particulate Micro-Analysis, commonly referred to as PMA. PMA provides for a comprehensive analysis when the investigation of dust, debris and residues is a significant concern, especially when its composition and source is unknown. Using a range of microscopy methods, from optical to spectral imaging, fluorescence and electron microscopy, Advanced MicroAnalytical’s scientists examine all of the varying components of a sample. In addition, chemical analysis methods, such as micro IR, RAdvanced MicroAnalyticaln or x-ray spectroscopy allows individual particles or aggregates to be identified. The relative compositional breakdown of materials in the sample can also be presented in order to allow for comparison of the breakdown of materials or to chart the migration of a particular component from a known source.

To learn more about indoor air quality analysis or other material testing and identification services provided by Advanced MicroAnalytical, please visit, call (877) 605-6662 or email

About Advanced MicroAnalytical
At Advanced MicroAnalytical we are dedicated to providing you and your business with critical insight and knowledge that is essential in the modern era. We provide the testing services and analytical tools for comprehensive understanding of your materials and projects. Our services range from advanced microanalysis of nanotechnology to compositional and functional analysis of large manufactured systems.  Our laboratory services span a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, micro-electronics, nanofabrication, aerospace and defense, environmental engineering – as well as many others. Advanced MicroAnalytical is committed to serving as a valued analytical partner to our clients. We offer unmatched analysis, testing, and services to assist you in your business, environmental, and research challenges. Visit our website at
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