Can Dust sensors be used to detect the presence of other particles in the air?

I'm trying to mix biodegradable particles into an air tube (the tube should eject a solution of air + biological particles).

I was wondering if I could use a Dust sensor to verify whether the particle has mixed into the air.

An example of the type of sensor I'm interested in using:

Robotshop search:

Dust Sensor
Product Code : RB-Wav-14

nft007:
I'm trying to mix biodegradable particles into an air tube (the tube should eject a solution of air + biological particles).

I was wondering if I could use a Dust sensor to verify whether the particle has mixed into the air.

An example of the type of sensor I'm interested in using:

Robotshop search:

Dust Sensor
Product Code : RB-Wav-14

What you are creating is a "mixture", not a solution. A solution has a solvent and a solute. If the dust particles are within the limits of the sensor the company says in their description it should work.

Let us know how well it works for you.

Paul

Just curious: why do you want do something like that? I cannot figure any reason to do so - maybe some interesting experiment?

Does anyone know of another sensor which would allow me to detect the presence of such particles in the air?