Choose AQMesh for your smart city
Many urban areas are using a range of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to collect data that can be used to help manage resources efficiently. These ‘smart cities’ are often incorporating environmental sensor technology into their networks to better understand air pollution and its impact on the people living and working in the city.
Cities and towns typically have one or two traditional monitoring stations, meaning many neighbourhoods do not have access to regular, localised air quality information that they are increasingly requiring. Creating a complementary network of smaller monitors to improve the spatial resolution of air quality data is therefore growing fast in popularity, as it provides measurements on which decisions can be made.
Who is using AQMesh?
AQMesh forms part of Breathe London, the sophisticated network of air quality monitors deployed across the city to investigate and improve London’s toxic air. 100 AQMesh pods are currently providing air quality readings for Breathe London’s real-time map of pollution levels.
In Minneapolis, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has deployed 50 AQMesh pods across 50 zip code areas in order improve understanding of the small-scale differences in air pollution within urban areas. Similarly in Newcastle, 55 AQMesh pods form part of a network of over 600 sensors managed by the UK’s first Urban Observatory, which aims to provide Newcastle’s citizens with a digital view of how cities work.
AQMesh is active all over the world in a variety of projects. In addition to urban air quality monitoring and smart city networking, AQMesh applications include construction, mining, volcanic emissions, tunnel ventilation management, indoor air quality, HVAC management, traffic hot spots, shipping ports, airports and a number of academic research projects.
Places AQMesh has been or is being used
Key features of AQMesh
AQMesh pods measure key pollutants in ambient air using the best small sensor technology combined with proprietary data processing derived from extensive global comparisons with reference data. The product combines a robust hardware platform with wireless power options, GPRS communication, cloud-based data processing and secure online access.
AQMesh performance has been developed and proven through extensive long-term global co-location comparison trials with certified reference equipment, over a number of years across all environmental conditions and climates. A few examples are shown below, or browse our full range of fully published trial data.