Micropumps for Environmental

Gas Sampling, Detection and Analysis
Tightening legislation and the growing global focus on air quality, worker safety and environmental emissions are driving the requirements for a new generation of measurement and monitoring systems. With its combination of performance, pulsation-free flow, controllability and size, the multi award-winning piezoelectric micropump, Disc Pump™, from TTP Ventus is well placed to enable the development of these systems, from gas samplers and detectors, to laboratory analysers and particle counters.

Download our Gas Detection case study pdf1.04 MB

Enhanced Sensitivity
Disc Pump moves a few hundred nanolitres per cycle, resulting in negligible pulsation and improved signal to noise ratio.

Flow Control Precision
Set points can be held within a fraction of a percent — limited only by the resolution of control hardware / sensors.

Response Speed
Disc Pump has relatively little inertia. This means that it can respond to full-scale set point changes — including on/off gating — in a matter of milliseconds.

Dynamic Range
Unlike conventional pumps, Disc Pump has no stall speed, offering a near-infinite turn-down ratio.

Disc Pump weighs just 5 g (1/5 oz) and occupies a volume of 7 cm3. Also by eliminating the need for damping hardware, Disc Pump enables further reductions in size and complexity.

Disc Pump’s smooth flow is important to prevent noise on our sensors – the less noise the greater sensitivity we can achieve. It will also help us to easily maintain constant flow via a feedback loop – as our system will change over time this is an important benefit.

Peter Morris, Business Unit Manager - Sensors, Ion Science


With its unique set of features of Disc Pump™ enables advances across a broad spectrum of applications, including but not limited to:

  • Particle counting
  • VOC detection
  • Air quality monitoring
  • Docking / calibration stations
  • Calibration gas generation
  • Leak detection

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  • Workplace monitoring
  • Fence-line monitoring
  • MRI-compatible measurements
  • Portable & wearable monitors
  • Water sampling
  • Ion Mobility Spectroscopy

Case Studies

Download our Gas Detection case study pdf1.04 MB
This case study looks at the general benefits of Disc Pump for gas detection, monitoring, sampling and analysis applications.

Rapid, real-time gas sampling for a 'breathalyser for disease'
Read about how Disc Pump's millisecond response capability has enabled Owlstone Medical to create a revolutionary breath sampler for the early detection of cancers.

TTP Ventus’ novel pump has enabled the evolution of our capture and analysis platforms – creating a highly responsive, extremely sensitive detection system.

Alastair Taylor, Chief Product Manager, Owlstone Medical Limited