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AQMesh selected for 2017 Parliamentary Review

AQMesh was selected to be included in the 2017 Parliamentary Review as an industry leader within the environmental technology sector. The Parliamentary Review is an annual publication which is released to coincide with the beginning of the new Parliamentary year, acting as a guide to cross-sector best practice for the UK’s leading policy makers. The AQMesh team was invited to join Members of Parliament and celebrities at a Gala launch event in the Members’ dining room at the Houses of Parliament at Westminster, London.

AQMesh used to measure local air quality at Surrey school

Cleves School in Weybridge, Surrey (UK) has used AQMesh to measure pollution at the primary school’s entrance. The project, led by Dr. Edward Salter over the school’s summer term, aimed to understand exposure of the children (aged 7-11) to dangerous pollutant gases, with particular interest in the levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3). … Read more >>

AQMesh demonstrates legitimacy of small sensors for air quality in Cambridge

At the RSC AAMG event on ‘Air Quality Monitoring: Evolving Issues and New Technologies’ Professor Rod Jones of the University of Cambridge presented a paper showing very encouraging results. “Because we know that all the pods read the same and because we have a comparison between one pod and a reference instrument we can say … Read more >>

German AQMesh distributor Envilyse visits Austria for annual ambient air conference

In October, the AQMesh distributor in Germany – Envilyse – was personally invited to Austria to take part in an annual conference for the ambient air community. During the two-day event, members from the Austrian monitoring networks delivered lectures and shared information on current ambient air monitoring issues. Envilyse currently run a number of AQMesh … Read more >>

Volvo dealer in Sweden compares air quality indoor and outdoor

Two AQMesh pods were used to measure NO, NO2, O3 and CO during May and June 2017 at the largest combined Volvo, Ford and Renault car dealer in Stockholm, Sweden, located on the highway between Stockholm city centre and Arlanda airport. The objective was to measure the air quality outside and inside the combined showroom and workshop, demonstrating the importance of measuring common traffic-related pollutants indoors as well as outdoors. The project was also to assess the suitability of AQMesh for this application, including ease of installation and relocation.

Professor Rod Jones’ presentation on large scale deployment of sensors

At the IAPSC in May 2017, Professor Rod Jones of the University of Cambridge presented his case study on large scale deployment of sensors, which included showing how AQMesh can be used to discriminate between local sources of pollution and regional sources of pollution. The study also found how modelling captures the magnitude of an … Read more >>

AQMesh measures SO2 and PM from Nicaragua volcano

AQMesh is currently in use in Nicaragua, monitoring air quality in communities living near Masaya volcano. The six AQMesh pods have been used to show variations in volcanogenic SO2 and PM levels at different times and at different locations across the area.

New AQMesh co-location comparisons show very strong correlation values

Recent co-location comparison trials using the latest AQMesh processing (v4.2.3) have further proven AQMesh performance with impressive R2 values in excess of O.8 and 0.9 for NO2 in Benelux, Slovakia and Spain.

Particulate matter (PM2.5) was also monitored throughout the Slovakia trial and delivered an R2 value of 0.98.

AQMesh complements air quality modelling, reference equipment and indicative data sources

Leading small sensor air quality monitor, AQMesh, has recently been shown to work alongside passive samplers and air quality models, as well as complementing reference station networks. A recent study shows AQMesh calibration against diffusion tubes and two 2017 conferences have highlighted the potential of such systems used in an air quality network. At the … Read more >>

AQMesh can also be scaled using diffusion tubes

The AQMesh team has carried out a test which shows that calibration (scaling) of AQMesh against one, or ideally several, diffusion tubes, is a viable option when no local reference station is available. When three AQMesh pods and four NO2 diffusion tubes were co-located against a reference station, the diffusion tube readings were so consistent … Read more >>

Assess employee air pollution exposure with AQMesh

On 9th April The Sunday Times reported that employers have been told they are legally obliged to protect their staff from diesel fumes — and could be sued if workers develop cancer later in life. Read the full article here. Employers who want to assess risk to employees can use AQMesh to take round-the-clock readings of … Read more >>

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