Woman thinking about whether laser diffraction or SPOS is right
Particle Size

Laser Diffraction or Single Particle Optical Sensing: Which Is Right for You?

Laser diffraction and Single Particle Optical Sensing (SPOS) are some of the most commonly used techniques in the determination of particle size. PTL offers both of these services, but how do you know which technique better suits your

Sand castles
Particle Size

Sand: It’s Not Just for Beaches!

While the word “sand” may conjure up visions of shimmering beaches or children’s sandboxes, in everyday life, sand plays a critical role in many water filtration systems used for municipal water treatment and industrial wastewater effluent. Sand filters

3 different sized apples representing different testing needs for the same type of sample
Particle Size

What Does Particle Size Testing by “Best Method” Mean?

In the intricate world of materials science and engineering, the significance of particle size cannot be overstated. The dimensions of particles play a pivotal role in determining the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of materials, influencing everything from

Woman looking through microscope for particle size testing
Laser Diffraction

Welcome to the Laser Diffraction Department at Particle Technology Labs! 

Let’s take a look around the lab space and get to know the equipment we use to produce comprehensive and reliable particle size distribution data for you. PTL receives samples from around the world, and across multiple industries,

Particle Size

Dynamic Light Scattering Problems and Solutions: Unexpected Results and False Positives

Have you ever wondered why your Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) results occasionally and without obvious cause don’t meet your specifications? The answer might lie in the technique’s unique relationship with sampling probabilities and false positive results. To truly

Automotive parts particle analysis
Particle Size

Automotive Part Cleanliness

Understanding the nature and composition of particles present both on and within automotive components is a critical analytical testing service PTL provides the automotive industry. Particles released from mechanical parts not only can shorten the life of the

Jorie Kassel at International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference
Particle Size

PTL Shares Particle Characterization Insights at The Powder Show

On April 25th, 2023, Particle Technology Labs’ Laboratory Division Manager, Jorie Kassel*, attended the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition where she gave a presentation detailing the many techniques available for particle size and shape characterization

Medical device cleanliness testing is used on catheters
Particle Size

Medical Device Cleanliness Testing at PTL

Determining the size and number of particles found on and within medical devices is important for, hopefully, obvious reasons. Particles released from an intravenous or implanted device can cause increased health risks in a patient. These particles can

Dynamic Light Scattering
Particle Size

Dynamic Light Scattering: Frequently Asked Questions

Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (PCS), or Quasi-Elastic Light Scattering (QELS) – this technique goes by many names, but what does it measure, how is it measured, and what do the results mean? From John Tyndall’s