Particle Size Analysis (Laser Diffraction) @ Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) PMBRC

Institution Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) PMBRC
County Waterford
Technique Category Particle Size Analysis
Technique Particle Size Analysis (Laser Diffraction)

Basic Capabilities

Measures the particle size of powders. 50 - 850 micron particle size range


Equipment Make Malvern
Equipment Model Mastersizer S (powder unit)


Advantage of Technique/Equipment

Quick technique, limited method development required.

Limitations of Technique/Equipment Cannot test liquids but we do have a Mastersizer 2000 for this however.

Other Details

Containment Not suitable for high potency analysis due to risk of lab contamination
Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Trained PhD student or Experienced postdoctoral researcher
Indicative Price €50 / sample

Industry Recommendation


Dr. Niall O'Reilly

Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place

Internal quality management system (SOPs, logbooks)

Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

PQs carried out internally using standards. Supplier contacted for maintenance when necessary.



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