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Ocean Diagnostics Inc.

Saturna Imaging System

Saturna Imaging System

To understand how microplastics break down, move through the oceans and collect on coastlines, researchers and community monitoring groups must quantify a robust set of particle size parameters. Saturna is a portable, standardized image collection system used to rapidly quantify and analyze microplastic physical attributes. 

Saturna is a standardized imaging and illumination device that plugs in to your computer and syncs to a standalone analysis web application to rapidly characterize and quantify visible microplastic particles. Use it to collect a robust set of size, colour and categorical metrics for visible microplastic samples (>400μm) like those collected from Manta trawls, neuston nets, beach quadrat samples, ingestion and community studies.

      • Highly standardized built-in LED lighting system provides consistent and reproducible lighting for your microplastic samples 
      • Compatible with any Windows PC and operated using our standalone analysis application
      • Provides physical size and colour data for all microplastic particles imaged
      • Computer pattern recognition and sizing algorithms calculate 13 discrete size calculations for every particle  
      • Predictive colour models calculate repeatable and standardized average colour calculations for each particle 
      • Use to collect high quality physical data for visible particles larger than 400μm in size
      • Integrated 8MP Sony IMX179 CMOS Imaging sensor provides high resolution data
      • Integrated ~4000k neutral white LED array and light-blocking shroud provide highly standardized microplastics images with consistent lighting for comparative size and colour analysis across time, location and external lighting conditions
      • Included QR Code background sheet provides accurate particle sizing reference for physical analysis computer vision algorithms
      • Use Saturna through our standalone application with any Windows PC
      • Waterproof hard case included for easy transport into the field (26cm x 20cm x 12cm)
      • Isolate particles larger than 400μm using common collection protocols (e.g. net tows, community-based beach quadrat surveys)
      • Place collected particles on included background sheet beside our standardized QR code sizing reference
      • Place Saturna and included light-blocking shroud over top of the particles to block out external light
      • Collect a standardized particle image through the standalone web analysis application (included with Saturna)
      • Receive real-time sample image with size analysis and colour mapping created with proprietary image analysis software developed in-house
      • Level of classification: proprietary analysis algorithms analyze visible microplastic particles (>400µm) for physical characteristics, including 13 size and colour metrics
      • Desktop or laptop with USB type A port
      • Windows 10 operating system
      • Broadband internet connection

      Shipping and duty costs are the responsibility of the customer. Email for shipping rates and quotes. This product does not contain any hazardous or restricted goods (batteries, liquids, etc.) and can be shipped internationally without additional declarations or further requirements. For international orders, a commercial invoice containing a detailed list of all items in the package and their value will be included with the shipment. Applicable taxes and import duties are the responsibility of the buyer and will be assessed according to local regulations. 

      • Saturna Imaging System
      • Hardcase
      • Shroud
      • USB connector
      • Saturna User Manual

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