Dynamic Vapour Sorption @ Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) PMBRC

Institution Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) PMBRC
County Waterford
Technique Category Particle Characterization
Technique Dynamic Vapour Sorption

Basic Capabilities

Measures mass change of a sample as a function of % relative humidity. Can be used to measure amorphous content; sorption isotherms; water-induced morphology changes; hygroscopicity; kinetics of water sorption and desorption. Can be operated at 20-40øC, 0-98% R.H. Up to 1 g sample size.


Equipment Make Surface Measurement Systems
Equipment Model SMS DVS Intrinsic 1


Advantage of Technique/Equipment


Limitations of Technique/Equipment Cannot be used for solvents

Other Details

Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation no
Data on Analyst Trained PhD student or Experienced postdoctoral researcher
Indicative Price Varies widely depending on the complexity of the sample - Price available on request

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

PM contract in place



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