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Virus Sampler ProgramThe New & Improved NanoCeram® Virus Sampler uses Argonide’s patented electropositive non-woven filter media in a pleated cartridge configuration and is fully autoclavable. The original 5” model (VS2.5-5) is supplied n cases containing cartridges that are individually induction-sealed, and electron beam irratdiated by a certified sterilization facility.

Meeting Rigid Testing Demands


The entire family of NanoCeram® Virus Samplers is capable of meeting the rigid testing methodology for virus sampling as specified by the EPA (see USEPA Methods of Virology, Chapter 14, April 2001) as well as the recent SM1615 Protocoal.

Watch Video on EPA Method 1615. Measurement of Enterovirus and Norovirus Occurrence in Water by Culture and RT-qPCR. I. Collection of Virus Samplers.

Low Cost – High Value


The focus of the VS2.5-5 cartridge’s development was in response to the EPA’s desire for a low cost virus sampler. Target parameters included a cartridge capable of sampling 500 liters of river water, with high turbidity, in a period of 1-2 hours.

The NanoCeram® VS2.5-5 cartridge was tested by a continuous stream containing 250 NTU of 3 µm A2 fine test dust at 5.5 LPM (1.5 GPM). At 90 minutes it had filtered 119g of dust from 508 liters while maintaining <0.01 NTU in the effluent (99.996% retention) at which point the test was terminated.

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