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Volcanic emissions at Keflavik airport

Volcanic emissions at Keflavik airport

Summary: AQMesh air quality monitoring pods are being used at the aiport to monitor gases from a nearby volcano

Location: Kevlavik, Iceland

Date: October 2021 – Present

Customer: Verkfræðistofan Vista / Isavia

Objective: The pods were deployed as part of a collaborative project between Isavia, the Icelandic Environment Agency, Suðurnesjabær and AQMesh distributor for Iceland, Verkfræðistofan Vista, in line with Isavia’s sustainability strategy to ensure good air quality for Isavia staff as well as users of the airport and local residents.

Deployment: Five AQMesh pods were installed in autumn 2021, monitoring NO2, SO2 and H2S. Three pods are located at Keflavic airport, with two others installed in the nearby towns of Sandgerði and in Garður to monitor air quality in the local community. 

Results: Data from the AQMesh pods will be made available to the public on the Environment Agency’s website, using API to integrate air quality readings into a real-time colour-coded map of the local area.

Customer comment: “The reason we picked AQMesh as the supplier for this project was for the good accuracy of the pods and their ease to setup and operate. AQMesh have proven that they are able to meet our needs in terms of quick response and technical know-how when it comes to delivering accurate and reliable air quality measurements in a demanding environment.”