AQMesh pods are neat, compact and easy install within just a few minutes and experienced technical staff are not required
Monitor exactly where monitoring is 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.
After 10 years of use in the field, we have seen a good range of monitoring locations. It is reasonable to want to monitor where you need to monitor and not where is convenient. AQMesh started out as a hyper-low power platform, measuring gases and environmental conditions using a lithium thionyl chloride battery that would run for over two years. Our chosen particle monitoring option uses a pump - not a fan - for optimal long-term reliability and improved accuracy as it eliminates issues with electrostatically charged particles, and as such this uses more power. Battery power is still an option but we designed a smart solar pack which can power a pod measuring NO, NO2, O3, CO, SO2, CO2, PM1, PM2.5, PM10, TPC, PM Total, noise and wind speed and direction (all on the same unit) all year round in most parts of the world.
Part of monitoring wherever you need to is to not be limited by communications. After careful consideration of all options, AQMesh uses the mobile phone network, starting with humble but reliable 2G and now offering 4G / 5G / NB-IoT using the latest LTE (Long Term Evolution) communications standard. The infrastructure to support this sort of communication is universal, growing and .. it just works. Reliably. Everywhere you have a mobile phone signal. The same cannot be said of WiFi, ethernet or LoRa, which are not yet universally deployed and limited by range to mostly urban locations.
More AQMesh benefits
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
AQMesh performance and long-term baseline stability has been proven over many years of independent global co-location trials against certified reference equipment
With measurements processed and stored on the secure AQMeshData server there is no need for site visits to retrieve data and should anything untoward happen to the pod, data is still perfectly safe and accessible
Robust hardware, wireless communications and the secure AQMeshData server mean AQMesh pods can easily reconnect themselves and continue to capture data if power is ever interrupted
AQMesh is the proven small-sensor air quality monitor for indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring applications, measuring gases and particulates.
AQMesh has an impressive collection of global users and performance results measuring ambient air quality in applications ranging from traffic planning and urban hotspots to industrial fence line monitoring.
Three AQMesh pods have been monitoring air quality in Kenya as part of a study to measure the impact of using biogas as an alternative cooking fuel.
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.
AQMesh secure data access and online pod management AQMesh is available with a range of secure data access packages tailored for varying levels of requirements.
The emergence of sensors capable of measuring the gases and particles that make up air pollution, especially in cities and industrial areas, has driven many academic studies which evaluate the sensors and compare performance against reference methodology.
Featured case studies
Breathe London - 100 AQMesh pods are used as stationary monitoring points in the groundbreaking Breathe London project.
Urban Observatory - AQMesh systems are deployed across Newcastle and Gateshead in conjunction with other instruments for monitoring parameters such as air and water quality, noise, weather, energy use and traffic.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - 50 AQMesh pods are installed in Minneapolis and St. Paul to build up a picture of air quality across the two cities.
UNRESP project - Six AQMesh pods are used to show variations in volcanogenic emissions across locations near the Masaya volcano, Nicaragua.
AtmoSud & CETU - AQMesh network will be used to manage Marseille tunnel ventilation systems.