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Dylos Post-Sampling Instructions: Importing and Converting Data

1. If you have not already done so, download and install the Dylos Logger software from or use the installation disk in the Dylos case.

You will then see the Dylos Logger program on your desktop:

2. Once the software is installed, connect the Dylos with the COM-USB cable to the computer and turn
the Dylos on.

3. Start the Dylos Logger software by double clicking your desktop icon.

4. Select the available COM Port with the Port selection

5. By clicking the folder tab, select a file name and place to store the data. Saving it to the desktop is the

6. Next, select Cubic Foot/100, or your data will not graph correctly later.

7. Next, click the Download History button immediately to the left of the port selection.

8. A new box pops up, click Download.

9. Once the data has finished downloading, click Create Log (1) and then Close (2).

The data is now saved in the location you selected and is ready to be imported into Excel. Turn off and
disconnect the Dylos.

Importing Data to Excel

1. To import your data into Excel, open an Excel spreadsheet. Click on the File tab in the upper left
hand corner (not shown), then Open. In the new window, select the location of your file (1), then
below for file type, All files (2).



2. You should then see your data log (1). Select it, and click Open (2).

3. The Text Import Wizard box will appear, choose Delimited, then next.

4. In step 2 of the wizard, add comma and space to your delimiters, then click Next.

5. In last screen, double check that Column data format is set to general and press Finish.

6. Your data should now appear in the spreadsheet. (Note: the column titles do not match the data.
Ignore them.) Highlight all the data in the third column, which represents small particle count (again,
heading doesnt match data). Copy that data (CTRL + C).

7. Return to your desktop and open the Excel conversion spreadsheet provided by your teacher. Paste
your data into the column B labeled Dylos PM2.5 Particle Count #.

8. Next, input humidity from the day you collected data (the % humidity can be found easily on the
internet through your local weather station). You will need to divide the percent by 100 to put it in
decimal form.

9. Next adjust the Correction using the Humidity Correction table. Use Dry Correction if it was not
precipitating the day you sampled, use Rain Correction if it was precipitating.

10. A graph of your data should automatically be generated and is ready for analysis.