Formaldehyde Diffusion Tubes / Passive Samplers

Formaldehyde Diffusion Tubes

Formaldehyde and Other Aldehydes Diffusion Tubes / Passive Samplers

The largest emissions of Formaldehyde are associated with its manufacture and subsequent use, natural emissions are lower. This tube is used for active (pumped) sampling over a few hours to identify levels of Formaldehyde and other Aldehydes. Concentrations can be measured in the low parts per billion (ppb) range and above.

Sources of Formaldehyde pollution:

  • Sterilization.
  • Preservatives in food, cosmetics and pesticides.
  • Adhesives.
  • Vehicles without catalytic converters.
  • Insulation, furniture and carpets.
  • Cigarette smoke.
  • Forest fires and natural decay.

Potential implications of Formaldehyde pollution:

  • Respiratory effects – eye, nose and throat irritation.
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  • Indoor air monitoring to identify causes of health symptoms.
  • Monitoring following the installation of new furnishings or products.
  • Personal exposure monitoring during manufacture.


DIF700-RTU-RA – Formaldehyde tube with analysis
DIF700-RTU-R – Aldehyde tube, supply only
DIFVOCA5 – Analysis of up to 5 aldehydes
DIFVOCA10 – Analysis of up to 10 aldehydes
DIFPUMP – Pre-calibrated pump rental for up to 21 days

Results are provided within 10 working days or can be fast-tracked by arrangement.

Ormantine USA, Ltd. | Environmental Monitoring Division | Peristaltic Pump Tubing Division