DRUM Impactors

Researchers use DRUM impactors to assess air quality all over the world: on every continent, within the upper atmosphere and in submarines1.

DRUM impactors collect high resolution aerosol samples. Compared to a filter that collects a conglomerate of particle sizes over a 24 hour time period, a DRUM impactor runs continuously, collecting the same sample segregated by size and time. Researchers can then pinpoint anomalies within an aerosol sample.

One of our most powerful tools is to observe short spikes of high concentrations of pollutants and trace back to the source of origin. In this way, DRUM impactors protect human health and have been instrumental in saving lives and exposing the 9/11 disaster cover-up.

Current research suggests that fine and ultra-fine particulates penetrate deep within the lungs and cardiovascular system, damaging the arteries and the heart itself. In particular, Vanadium and Nickle correlate strongly to death rates due to strokes and ischemic heart disease. While lung cancer is linked to heavy metals, including Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium and Arsenic. 


Who uses DRUM impactors?


US Environmental Protection Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
US Army
US Forest Service
US Navy
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
US Department of Energy


Johns Hopkins University
University of Alaska, Fairbanks: Geophysical Institute
University of Utah
University of Washington
University of California, Davis
University of Nevada: Desert Research Institute


California Air Resources Board
Sacramento Breathe California
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization
American Lung Association of California