Monitoring air quality is essential for authorities to ensure pollution levels in the area do not exceed regulatory limits. The air quality data gathered can be used to identify pollution sources, as well as develop strategies and inform policies to manage levels of air pollution and mitigate its impact on the health of the population.
AQMesh air quality monitoring systems are used in a wide range of applications throughout the world, with air quality becoming a key global environmental and political focus. Current AQMesh projects include smart cities, school networks, shipping, airports, oil & gas facilities, mining, traffic, occupational health, indoor air quality and even volcanic emissions.
AQMesh has been used by a number of ambient air quality experts, environmental consultants and academics in a range of studies to provide reliable, repeatable and accurate data, which can be used as evidence to support mitigation strategies and risk assessments, as well as used in modelling to provide advice on which policies can be made.
The impact of the industrial and manufacturing sectors on the environment has never been more of a priority. Reducing their effects on air quality due to pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, particulates and VOCs are a key focus for many organisations and regulatory agencies.
Conventional air quality monitoring systems are often too large and complex to install in the locations where monitoring is necessary. AQMesh is ideal for this application, already being deployed across the globe in railway stations, along port and harbour coastlines, at airports and alongside intelligent traffic management systems.
Key benefits of AQMesh
AQMesh pods are neat, compact and easy install within just a few minutes and experienced technical staff are not required
With wireless communications using the global mobile network and a choice of power options, including batteries, mains supply or a bespoke solar pack, AQMesh can be installed in almost any location
Development through extensive global co-location comparison trials in all seasons across each continent means AQMesh can operate in the wides possible range of environments and conditions
The carefully developed data processing algorithms used by AQMesh are fully traceable and fixed by version number, and, unlike other systems, have been achieved with no use of machine learning or artificial intelligence
AQMesh has been on the market and in the field since 2012, with some customers still successfully operating the exact same pods they received nine years ago
AQMesh prides itself on the level of global customer support it provides to its distributors and end users before, during and after sale. There is no cost for technical support and location is not a barrier
Featured studies & news articles
The results of the 2019 AIRLAB Microsensors Challenge* were revealed in Paris on 21st January and AQMesh was awarded the highest score for accuracy of all products presented for monitoring of outdoor air quality.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that long-term exposure to poor air quality can have the same damaging effect as smoking 20 cigarettes a day, with air pollution shown to be more dangerous than passive smoking.
S I Analytics has supplied 65 AQMesh pods into Southern Africa since 2016, many of which are used in mining applications. The small, post-mounted air pollution monitoring units measure a range of gaseous pollutants and particulate matter, as well as environmental conditions.
Technology is critical to so many essential services during the current crisis, but it is also allowing local air quality to continue to be monitored, in real-time, across the world. Small sensor air quality monitors such as AQMesh pods can use cloud data storage to ensure that air quality information is stored and accessible even when staff are not able to visit equipment.
Refinement and development of the AQMesh small sensor air quality monitoring system over many years, and through numerous global co-location comparisons, brings a wealth of unique benefits.
The new AQMesh LTE CAT M1 modem uses the latest LTE (Long Term Evolution) communications standard, including support for NB-IoT (machine-to-machine).