Pittcon (February 28 – March 4 in Orlando, Florida) is one of the world’s premier annual conferences devoted to laboratory science and instrumentation. Micromeritics, located in booth 1876, will be showcasing several products and the new ‘Micromeritics Analytical Services’ at this year’s exhibition.

The new Elzone® II 5390 Particle Size Analyzer utilizes the electrical sensing zone method to size samples without regard to optical properties, densities, colors, and shapes. The Elzone quickly and accurately determines the size, number, concentration, and mass of a wide variety of organic and inorganic materials. Automated features include: start-up, run, and shut-down routines; blockage detection and clearing; flushing/rinsing; and calibration. It determines particle diameters from approximately 0.4 micrometers extending to nearly three orders of magnitude larger – a dynamic size range suitable for a wide variety of industrial, biological, and geological specimens. A high level of accuracy and resolution, speed, ease-of-use, and compact size make the Elzone equally suitable for industry, quality control, and research and development laboratories.

Micromeritics also introduces ‘Micromeritics Analytical Services’ (MAS) – a contract laboratory specializing in the physical characterization of fine particles. Characterization services include particle size distribution, B.E.T. surface area, pore size/volume distribution, density, microscopy (optical, SEM, TEM), micropore volume, chemisorption, TPD/TPR, surface roughness, FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy), method development, and much more. The MAS is a cGMP compliant laboratory and FDA registered.

Confirm™ Software for the 21 CFR Part 11 environment is now offered with a Micromeritics suite of products (all exhibited at Pittcon 2005) that includes: the Saturn DigiSizer® 5200 High Resolution Laser Particle Size Analyzer, ASAP™ 2020 Accelerated Surface Area and Porosimetry System, TriStar™ 3000 Surface Area and Porosimetry Analyzer, the Gemini™ V Series Surface Area Analyzers, and the Elzone® II 5390 Particle Size Analyzer. Combined with Micromeritics’ IQ and OQ services, the user can be assured that each system is validated for accuracy, reliability, consistent intended performance, and provides safeguards to protect the integrity of analysis records.

Additional Micromeritics instruments exhibited at Pittcon 2005 include: the SediGraph™ III 5120 Particle Size Analyzer, AutoPore™ IV Mercury Porosimeter, AutoChem™ II 2920 Catalyst Characterization System, and the AccuPyc™ 1330 Pycnometer.