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SEPA monitors impact of gas flaring on air quality

SEPA monitors impact of gas flaring on air quality

23-May-2024Fenceline | Gas flaring | Industrial | Oil & Gas | PetrochemicalUK

Air quality monitoring stations have been used by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to form a new air quality monitoring network around the Mossmorran Complex near Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly, Fife.

Looking behind the scenes of dust & PM monitoring

Looking behind the scenes of dust & PM monitoring

20-May-2024Industrial | Particle monitoring | PM | Product

Measuring particulate matter (PM) accurately comes with a number of challenges, including effects from humidity and differing particle sizes. Technological considerations are also a factor, such as variable sample flow rates and the physical size and diameter of the sample path, which could affect the number of particles able to be measured.

Supporting your air quality monitoring system when you can’t get to it

Supporting your air quality monitoring system when you can’t get to it

24-Apr-2024Fenceline | Hybrid networks | Industrial | Networks | Product | Support

Each time we think we have found a spectacularly remote monitoring location, an even more inaccessible spot is reported by one of our users. Full-day trips to visit a location have now been beaten by customers who need to charter a plane to reach them. So, remote diagnostics and support are very important.

Anodes and anemometers for harsh winter air quality monitoring

Anodes and anemometers for harsh winter air quality monitoring

11-Mar-2024Accuracy | Fenceline | Industrial | Networks | ProductIceland

We are often asked by customers whether AQMesh can operate in cold conditions. Long-term use at temperatures well below freezing, with ice and snowfall, is indeed challenging.

Check H2S, SO2 and VOC emissions continuously around your sites

Check H2S, SO2 and VOC emissions continuously around your sites

06-Mar-2024Fenceline | Industrial | Oil & Gas | Perimeter

If you are responsible for air pollution around an oil, gas or industrial site, you have a range of options at different price points. AQMesh offers a cost-effective way to continuously monitor ambient air quality, as frequently as every minute, with readings accessed securely online and user-settable alerts.

UK local authority uses AQMesh for cost-saving NO2 monitoring network

UK local authority uses AQMesh for cost-saving NO2 monitoring network

28-Feb-2024Accuracy | Hybrid networks | Local authorities | Networks | PerformanceUK

A UK local authority installed nine AQMesh systems at different points across a busy town, measuring nitrogen dioxide (NO2) at 15 minute intervals, monitoring 24/7. These locations were established monitoring points, where measurements had been taken previously using diffusion tubes, limited to one average reading every few weeks.

Six hidden costs to look out for when choosing a small sensor air quality monitoring system

Six hidden costs to look out for when choosing a small sensor air quality monitoring system

14-Feb-2024Construction | Environmental | Fenceline | Industrial | Local authorities | Mining | Networks | Oil & Gas

Anybody in the market for purchasing a small sensor air pollution monitoring system will need to consider budgets, but it’s not always obvious how the products being reviewed actually compare across their full operational life. 

Solar power supplies are not all equal for full-year, consistent AQ monitoring

Solar power supplies are not all equal for full-year, consistent AQ monitoring

16-Jan-2024Networks | Performance | Power supplies | Product | Solar

Autonomous power can make all the difference in hyper-local air quality monitoring. With particulate matter sampling needing a little more power than passive gas sensors, solar is the go-to power option, rather than internal battery. Most systems require sufficiently little energy that they can be powered by a relatively small solar panel, but it’s the back-up power management that makes all the difference.

University of Cambridge measures seasonal variabilities in air quality in West Africa using AQMesh

University of Cambridge measures seasonal variabilities in air quality in West Africa using AQMesh

28-Nov-2023Community | Networks | Research | UrbanAfrica

It’s great to see the team at the Department of Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Cambridge using their AQMesh pods for another project, this time in Lagos, Nigeria and Yaoundé, Cameroon. 

AQMesh used in BEAIR smart pedestrian crossing systems

AQMesh used in BEAIR smart pedestrian crossing systems

16-Nov-2023Community | Networks | Smart citiesItaly

AQMesh is being used in an innovative intelligent pedestrian crossing system being developed by three collaborators across Italy, Israel and Spain.

Monitoring airborne H2S: from sludge lanes to dendrite whiskers

Monitoring airborne H2S: from sludge lanes to dendrite whiskers

09-Nov-2023Data centres | Fenceline | Industrial | Landfill | Ports | Shipping | Volcanic emissions | Waste management | Waste water

Our hydrogen sulphide (H2S) monitoring journey literally started in the sludge lanes of a UK wastewater treatment plant in 2017. Since then, AQMesh has been used effectively in a range of applications.

UK rail operator uses AQMesh for baseline air pollution study

UK rail operator uses AQMesh for baseline air pollution study

06-Oct-2023Baseline study | RailwaysUK

A UK train operator is carrying out an air quality baselining project at various points around some of the stations it manages.

Why are data centres bothered about outdoor air pollution?

Why are data centres bothered about outdoor air pollution?

05-Sep-2023Data centres | H2S

AQMesh has been used extensively in and around data centres for two main reasons: obligation to monitor emissions from back-up generators and the risk to copper components from hydrogen sulphide.

Air quality network in Minneapolis informs targeted TVOC exposure mitigation

Air quality network in Minneapolis informs targeted TVOC exposure mitigation

25-Jul-2023Networks | Smart cities | TVOCUSA

AQMesh Product Manager, Tom Townend, will be presenting at the EPA 2023 Air Sensors Quality Assurance Workshop on Wednesday 26th July at 1pm ET (6pm BST). He will be speaking about our project in Minneapolis and quality control of large sensor networks measuring total volatile organic compounds (TVOC).

Breathe Easy Dallas chooses AQMesh

Breathe Easy Dallas chooses AQMesh

22-Jul-2023Community | Networks | Smart cities | Urban

AQMesh is being used as part of the newly revived Breathe Easy Dallas initiative – a project designed to measure and understand air pollution at neighbourhood level.

A checklist for buying small sensor air quality systems

A checklist for buying small sensor air quality systems

19-Jun-2023Construction | Consultants | Fenceline | Industrial | Local authorities

If you are considering – or are at the point of buying – a system for local monitoring of air pollution, we have used our decade of experience to offer lists of points to consider.

Simple industrial pollution monitoring with AQMesh

Simple industrial pollution monitoring with AQMesh

03-May-2023Construction | Fenceline | Industrial | Mining | Oil & Gas | Perimeter

AQMesh is being used for industrial air pollution monitoring around the world because it brings together a range of features and services that have been tailored to the needs of construction, mining, petrochemical and other industrial applications.

Technology + tenacity = lifetime AQMesh global support

Technology + tenacity = lifetime AQMesh global support

17-Apr-2023Performance | Product | Support

AQMesh small sensor air quality monitoring systems have been in use around the world for over a decade now, but it remains the case that support challenges are always greater with ..

AQMesh used to study air quality at schools in Newcastle

AQMesh used to study air quality at schools in Newcastle

29-Mar-2023Networks | Schools | Smart citiesUK

Researchers at Newcastle & Northumbria Universities have published the report on their study which used AQMesh to measure air quality around schools in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

What’s in the air leaving your sites?

What’s in the air leaving your sites?

03-Mar-2023Construction | Fenceline | Industrial | Mining | Oil & Gas | Perimeter

Why would you want to know and what could you do about it anyway? Many processes in the petrochemical, refining, gas and oil industries cause known or unknown emissions of gases and particles into the air.

Why and how to monitor perimeter air pollution

Why and how to monitor perimeter air pollution

09-Feb-2023Construction | Fenceline | Industrial | Mining | Oil & Gas | Perimeter

A wide range of industrial operators, including mining, construction, ports, landfill and the oil and gas industry, are looking more closely at the air quality on and around their operational sites. 

Choosing AQMesh for fenceline monitoring

Choosing AQMesh for fenceline monitoring

09-Jan-2023Construction | Fenceline | Industrial | Mining | Oil & Gas | Perimeter

AQMesh has been long established as the most proven small sensor system for the air quality monitoring market. 

AQMesh to showcase particulate monitoring in 2023

AQMesh to showcase particulate monitoring in 2023

30-Nov-2022Accuracy | Performance | PM

2023 is set to be a big year for AQMesh’s monitoring of particulate matter, with developments in both hardware and data processing offering improved accuracy across key PM fractions.

AQMesh manufacturer achieves ISO9001:2015 certification

AQMesh manufacturer achieves ISO9001:2015 certification

15-Sep-2022Company news | Product

Environmental Instruments Ltd, the company which manufactures AQMesh, is delighted to announce it is now ISO9001:2015 certified. ISO9001:2015 is the standard which confirms a business is using its quality management system and processes effectively and consistently to meet the requirements of its customers.

10 things AQMesh did first

10 things AQMesh did first

31-Aug-2022Accuracy | Performance | Product

2022 marked 10 years of innovation and leadership from AQMesh. To highlight the team’s experience, ongoing forward-thinking and its commitment to pushing the capabilities of small sensor systems, here are the top 10 things AQMesh developed first and refined since it commercially launched in 2012.

Budget-friendly AQMesh package announced for Local Authorities applying for government funding

Budget-friendly AQMesh package announced for Local Authorities applying for government funding

05-Aug-2022Local authoritiesUK

With local councils in England being encouraged to apply for a share of a £7m grant scheme dedicated to ‘reduce the impact of air pollution on public health’, the big question still remains – how can local authorities mitigate air pollution without carrying out hyperlocal monitoring to understand where the problem areas are and identify the pollution sources?

Choosing AQMesh for Clean Air Day and beyond

Choosing AQMesh for Clean Air Day and beyond

16-Jun-2022Clean Air Day | Product

AQMesh is currently being used in a number of air quality monitoring initiatives by a range of users. Across the UK, for which today is its annual Clean Air Day campaign, there are a number of pods deployed outside schools, being used by ambulance services, installed at metal foundries and at railway stations.

AQMesh delivers accurate PM coarse measurement with customisable alerts

AQMesh delivers accurate PM coarse measurement with customisable alerts

08-Jun-2022Accuracy | Construction | Fenceline | Industrial | Mining | PM

Many small sensor air quality monitoring systems cannot reliably measure coarse particulate matter, or PM10, because of the technology they use. AQMesh’s proprietary optical particle counter (OPC) delivers high out-of-the-box accuracy across all key particle matter (PM) fractions thanks to its bespoke, in-house design. 

AQMesh helps manage air quality for mining and construction

AQMesh helps manage air quality for mining and construction

11-May-2022Construction | Fenceline | Industrial | Mining

2022 has seen AQMesh taken up as a proven and flexible air quality monitoring system by more users, including several in mining and construction.

AQMesh announced as Air Quality & Sport Challenge winner

AQMesh announced as Air Quality & Sport Challenge winner

04-May-2022Company news | Performance | Product | Sport

AQMesh is one of three winners of the Air Quality & Sport Challenge, an initiative by ThinkSport whose aim is to create solutions to help sport organisations tackle climate change.

ECOTEC partners with Archrock on methane emissions management

ECOTEC partners with Archrock on methane emissions management

27-Apr-2022Company news

Ecotec International Holdings, LLC (“ECOTEC”) today announced a strategic minority equity investment by Archrock, Inc. (“Archrock”), Archrock is an energy infrastructure company with a pure-play focus on midstream natural gas compression. In addition to the strategic investment, Archrock will also begin offering ECOTEC’s suite of solutions to its customers in support of their sustainability goals.

10 years of innovation and leadership from AQMesh

10 years of innovation and leadership from AQMesh

07-Apr-2022Company news | Performance | Product

AQMesh has been commercially available since 2012 – making it the most proven and relied upon small sensor system on the market. During the last ten years, the team at AQMesh has never stood still by continuously improving the design and functionality of the product in response to the many challenges that localised air quality monitoring has presented around the globe.

North American project unlocks the potential for small sensor air quality networks with AQMesh

North American project unlocks the potential for small sensor air quality networks with AQMesh

08-Feb-2022Data validity | Networks | Smart citiesCanada

A recent study using a network of five AQMesh pods has found that small sensor systems with a properly managed QA/QC process offer valuable air quality measurements, complementing data from expensive reference equipment.

ECOTEC Announces Strategic Investment by Intrepid Investment Management

ECOTEC Announces Strategic Investment by Intrepid Investment Management

02-Feb-2022Company news

Ecotec International Holdings, LLC (“ECOTEC”), a global leader in methane emissions monitoring, is pleased to announce a strategic investment by funds managed by Intrepid Investment Management, LLC, the investing arm of Intrepid Financial Partners, L.L.C. (“Intrepid”). 

AQMesh used for baseline monitoring on proposed Energy from Waste facility

AQMesh used for baseline monitoring on proposed Energy from Waste facility

19-Jan-2022Baseline study | Consultants | EfW | Environmental monitoringUK

Redmore Environmental have used AQMesh to perform baseline air testing on land at a proposed Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Heysham, Lancashire (UK).

Five AQMesh pods measure volcanic emissions around Keflavik airport

Five AQMesh pods measure volcanic emissions around Keflavik airport

08-Nov-2021Airports | Networks | Volcanic emissionsIceland

Five AQMesh air quality monitoring pods are currently installed around Keflavic airport in Iceland to monitor gases produced by the nearby volcano at Fagradalsfjall, including hydrogen sulphide (H2S), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

AQMesh shows the air quality impact of COVID town centre pedestrianisation

AQMesh shows the air quality impact of COVID town centre pedestrianisation

03-Nov-2021Local authoritiesUK

A UK local authority measured the difference in local air pollution levels when reopening roads that had previously been closed for social distancing purposes as part of Covid-19 mitigation efforts.

AQMesh measures air pollution in Glasgow ahead of COP26 meeting

AQMesh measures air pollution in Glasgow ahead of COP26 meeting

26-Oct-2021Environmental monitoring | Networks | Smart cities | UrbanUK

Two AQMesh pods measuring airborne particulate matter have been loaned to the University of Cambridge, ahead of the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, to support research into measurement of particulate matter. 

AQMesh now supplied and supported direct in the UK

AQMesh now supplied and supported direct in the UK

18-Oct-2021Performance | ProductUK

AQMesh is now being supplied and supported directly in the UK, as a positive step towards providing fast, direct manufacturer support.

Ecotec is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gas Data Limited

Ecotec is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gas Data Limited

11-Oct-2021Company news

Ecotec International Holdings, LLC (“ECOTEC Group”), owner of Environmental Instruments Ltd., the manufacturer of AQMesh, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gas Data Limited and its parent company, Innovational Technologies Limited, which is expected to strengthen the state-of-the-art portfolio of highest quality gas detection, gas analysis and air quality monitoring solutions.

AQMesh continues to demonstrate best in class accuracy against US EPA targets

AQMesh continues to demonstrate best in class accuracy against US EPA targets

08-Sep-2021Accuracy | Data validity | Performance | Product

Data collected as part of the UKRI SPF Clean Air Program has proven that AQMesh out-of-the-box performance for PM2.5 exceeds new US EPA targets*, with excellent results for PM1 and PM10 as well.

Clean Air Day 2021: Local authorities use AQMesh to study air quality on school streets

Clean Air Day 2021: Local authorities use AQMesh to study air quality on school streets

17-Jun-2021Clean Air Day | Local authorities | Schools | UrbanUK

AQMesh has partnered with Warwick District Council and Stratford District Council to install air quality monitoring pods at six local primary schools, as part of this year’s national Clean Air Day.

Breathe London pilot verifies small sensor air quality monitoring for smart cities

Breathe London pilot verifies small sensor air quality monitoring for smart cities

21-Apr-2021Breathe London | Data validity | Networks | Smart citiesUK

The Breathe London pilot, which used 100 AQMesh pods as part of a ground breaking city-wide network of air quality monitoring stations, proved that small sensor monitoring technology can be deployed successfully to give results comparable with those of reference equipment.

The technology behind the hype of smart city air quality monitoring

The technology behind the hype of smart city air quality monitoring

16-Apr-2021Networks | Smart cities

Whilst there may be a growth in city-wide communications integration, “big data” and public interest in local air quality, the challenges of monitoring complex atmospheric chemistry have not changed. Integrating “sensors” can sound straightforward but information about air quality around a city must be handled carefully.

AQMesh becomes first small sensor air quality monitor to offer free 5-year warranty

AQMesh becomes first small sensor air quality monitor to offer free 5-year warranty

15-Mar-2021Performance | Product

AQMesh has announced this week that all new pods will receive a free 5-year manufacturer’s warranty, as opposed to the standard 12-month guarantee.

AQMesh adds 5G /NB-IoT support to its range of benefits

AQMesh adds 5G /NB-IoT support to its range of benefits

28-Jan-2021Performance | Product

AQMesh is designed to be easy to install and use anywhere in the world. Accessing the global mobile phone network has offered straightforward connectivity for the thousands of pods in use, allowing users to focus on measuring local air quality. 

Local air quality data secure and accessible?

Local air quality data secure and accessible?

11-Jan-2021Data validity | Networks | Performance | Smart cities

Air quality is rarely out of the news and there are many initiatives in this field, from developments around conventional monitoring to IoT and smart city initiatives. 

AQMesh: the most reliable air quality monitor?

AQMesh: the most reliable air quality monitor?

15-Oct-2020Accuracy | Data validity | Performance | Product

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. 

Breathe London air quality data now available in 3D

Breathe London air quality data now available in 3D

14-Sep-2020Breathe London | Networks | Smart citiesUK

The Breathe London project has this week released a 3D data visualisation story created by the Environmental Defense Fund Europe and Google.

AQMesh network will be installed for monitoring around Canadian schools

AQMesh network will be installed for monitoring around Canadian schools

09-Jul-2020Networks | Schools | Smart cities | UrbanCanada

Four AQMesh pods are to be deployed at individual remote monitoring locations near schools in Kitchener, forming a small network to measure levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) and carbon dioxide (CO2). A fifth one will be co-located with the provisional air quality monitoring station.

AQMesh used for long-term air quality monitoring in Norwegian Fjord

AQMesh used for long-term air quality monitoring in Norwegian Fjord

17-Jun-2020Ports | ShippingNorway

In 2015 a team from the University of Bonn began monitoring air quality around the Geiranger fjord, Norway. In this pilot study pollutant gases were measured using AQMesh, as well as particulate matter.

New Breathe London data: Covid-19 confinement measures reduce London air pollution

New Breathe London data: Covid-19 confinement measures reduce London air pollution

07-May-2020Breathe London | Networks | Smart citiesUK

Breathe London preliminary analysis results reveal substantial NO2 pollution reductions after the UK government implemented restrictions to reduce the spread of Covid-19, particularly after social distancing was strongly encouraged on 16 March

AQMesh keeps essential air quality data accessible during lockdown

AQMesh keeps essential air quality data accessible during lockdown

22-Apr-2020Hybrid networks | Networks | Smart cities

Technology is critical to so many essential services during the current global COVID-19 crisis, but it is also allowing local air quality to continue to be monitored, in real-time, across the world.

AQMesh monitors air quality around mining facilities in South Africa

AQMesh monitors air quality around mining facilities in South Africa

27-Feb-2020MiningSouth Africa

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.

The challenges and benefits of using small sensor technology for local air quality monitoring

The challenges and benefits of using small sensor technology for local air quality monitoring

06-Feb-2020Networks | Smart cities

Several years ago wrote an article about the challenges and benefits of local air quality monitoring and it continues to be our most regularly read item on our website. However the ‘small sensor’ air quality monitoring world has moved on during the last three years and we have identified several new challenges and benefits relating to the continual development of air quality monitoring technology.

AQMesh used to monitor pollution from alternative cooking fuels in Kenya

AQMesh used to monitor pollution from alternative cooking fuels in Kenya

05-Feb-2020CommunityKenya

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.

AQMesh is recognised as the most accurate multi-parameter small sensor system for outdoor air quality monitoring in AIRLAB International Microsensors Challenge

AQMesh is recognised as the most accurate multi-parameter small sensor system for outdoor air quality monitoring in AIRLAB International Microsensors Challenge

30-Jan-2020Data validity | Performance | Product

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 multi-parameter products presented for monitoring of outdoor air quality.

Technology underpins Breathe London SMART 50 award

Technology underpins Breathe London SMART 50 award

24-Jan-2020Breathe London | Networks | Smart citiesUK

The Breathe London project has been announced as the winner of a SMART 50 Award by Smart Cities Connect, within the Digital Transformation category. Created to better understand Londoners’ exposure to air pollution, Breathe London combines state-of-the-art technology with new data analytics, delivering real-time air quality data at a hyperlocal level in the city.

Air pollution to be monitored at 22 schools in Newcastle, UK

Air pollution to be monitored at 22 schools in Newcastle, UK

25-Nov-2019Networks | Schools | Smart citiesUK

A network of sensors has been set up in Newcastle in order to give policymakers a more accurate picture of the air being breathed by children.

Air pollution set to exceed limits at four out of five Breathe London sites

Air pollution set to exceed limits at four out of five Breathe London sites

11-Nov-2019Breathe London | Networks | Smart cities | UrbanUK

Last month Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDFE) together with Mayor Sadiq Khan are releasing the second wave of data from Breathe London, an ambitious collaborative project to measure and map air pollution across the capital.

Two AQMesh pods operating across Spain for over 6 years

Two AQMesh pods operating across Spain for over 6 years

30-Oct-2019Performance | ProductSpain

Whilst not the only AQMesh pods still in regular use since the product was commercially launched in 2013, two AQMesh pods are still in use in Spain and demonstrate the long life of this small sensor air quality monitoring system.

AQMesh can check if your employees are exposed to air pollutants as harmful as cigarette smoke

AQMesh can check if your employees are exposed to air pollutants as harmful as cigarette smoke

14-Oct-2019Health & safety | HSE | Occupational health

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.

MPCA publishes local air quality data from AQMesh

MPCA publishes local air quality data from AQMesh

24-Sep-2019Networks | Smart citiesUSA

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has been monitoring Minnesota’s air quality for a number of years, and it is generally considered to be good. However, MPCA wanted to understand how air pollution varies across small distances in order to minimise vulnerable communities’ exposure to harmful pollutants.

London’s air quality goes online with AQMesh

London’s air quality goes online with AQMesh

24-Jul-2019Breathe London | Networks | Smart citiesUK

Detailed information on London’s (UK) air pollution is now being published on breathelondon.org, the website for a new collaborative project to paint a clearer picture of the city’s air quality.

AQMesh used by Glasgow schools aiming to reduce vehicle pollution

AQMesh used by Glasgow schools aiming to reduce vehicle pollution

11-Jul-2019Schools | TrafficUK

Schools near Glasgow have been monitoring air quality as part of a project aiming to reduce the levels of pollution emitted by vehicles as they drop off and collect children.

AQMesh used by Guardian journalists in the UK to highlight air quality risks in London

AQMesh used by Guardian journalists in the UK to highlight air quality risks in London

20-Jun-2019Schools | Smart cities | UrbanUK

Supporting the aims of Clean Air Day today, 20th June 2019, the Guardian has published a short film demonstrating the changing levels of pollution that children are exposed to as they walk to school in London. 

AQMesh network will be used to manage Marseille tunnel ventilation

AQMesh network will be used to manage Marseille tunnel ventilation

04-Jun-2019Networks | Tunnels | VentilationFrance

Following a successful evaluation phase in 2018, AQMesh small sensor air quality monitoring ‘pods’ have been selected for use in a project to control the ventilation of a road tunnel in the city of Marseille.

Projet Borée : les micro-capteurs sont installés tunnel L2, Montolivet Sud

Projet Borée : les micro-capteurs sont installés tunnel L2, Montolivet Sud

04-Jun-2019Networks | Tunnels | VentilationFrance

Suite à une phase d’évaluation et en raison de sa qualité de mesure, la solution AQMesh a été sélectionnée dans le cadre d’un projet d’asservissement de la ventilation d’un tunnel routier dans la ville de Marseille.

Thames network to monitor air pollution from cruise ships

Thames network to monitor air pollution from cruise ships

15-May-2019Breathe London | Ports | ShippingUK

A new network of air pollution monitors has been installed to record emissions from cruise ships docking in Greenwich.

New modular options for AQMesh air quality monitoring systems

New modular options for AQMesh air quality monitoring systems

09-May-2019Performance | Product

The AQMesh small sensor air quality monitoring system already offers flexibility of monitoring location – through independent power and communications – as well as high data quality and traceability. Now the platform is even more flexible offering up to 20 different data channels.

How clean is your local air?

How clean is your local air?

25-Apr-2019Community monitoring | Smart cities

Few people know how clean the air is where they live, work, exercise or where their children go to school. Although air quality can be shown to vary significantly over short distances, air pollution is generally measured using a small number of large, expensive and high quality monitoring stations.

AQMesh thrives through another harsh Winter

AQMesh thrives through another harsh Winter

12-Mar-2019Performance | Smart citiesUSA

North Americans will be well aware of the particularly harsh weather in the early months of 2019, but AQMesh has taken conditions in its stride. The AQMesh stated operating range of -20°C to + 40°C is backed up by long-term operation across a wide range of climates

AQMesh used in smart cities to share air quality data with the public

AQMesh used in smart cities to share air quality data with the public

28-Feb-2019Networks | Smart cities

In an inter-connected world, air quality is increasingly becoming another measurement made available to the public, but how reliable is the data?

AQMesh measures influence of cruise ship emissions on local air quality

AQMesh measures influence of cruise ship emissions on local air quality

22-Nov-2018Ports | ShippingGermany

AQMesh has been used in a project at the Port of Kiel, Germany, to measure emissions of nitrous oxides (NOx) and fine particulate matter (PM) around its cruise ship terminal.

Latest AQMesh co-location studies show capability of small sensor systems

Latest AQMesh co-location studies show capability of small sensor systems

05-Nov-2018Data validity | Performance | Product

Recent co-location comparison trials against certified reference equipment continue to prove AQMesh performance and reliability for localised air quality monitoring.

Urban Observatory monitors Newcastle with new generation of environmental sensors

Urban Observatory monitors Newcastle with new generation of environmental sensors

20-Sep-2018Smart cities | UrbanUK

The UK’s first Urban Observatory, led by Newcastle University, has been designed to provide a digital view of how cities work. AQMesh air quality monitoring equipment is being deployed across Newcastle and Gateshead in conjunction with other instruments for monitoring parameters such as air and water quality, noise, weather, energy use, traffic and even tweets.

Car-free Cardiff achieves 69% air quality improvement

Car-free Cardiff achieves 69% air quality improvement

18-Jul-2018Smart cities | Traffic | UrbanUK

On Sunday 13th May 2018, Cardiff Council organised a car-free day in the city’s central area. As a result of this event air quality monitoring data showed an average 69% drop in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) – one of the pollutants of greatest public health concern.

AQMesh introduces new CO2 and H2S monitoring capability

AQMesh introduces new CO2 and H2S monitoring capability

10-Jul-2018CO2 | H2S | Performance | Product | Shipping

AQMesh is now able to offer CO2 and H2S within its range of gas options for local air pollution monitoring. The NDIR CO2 sensor, which can be offered within a single AQMesh pod alongside five other gases out of NO, NO2, O3, CO, SO2 or H2S, as well as PM1, PM2.5, PM10, temperature, pressure and humidity, has been developed to deliver a higher performance than those typically used for indoor air quality monitoring.

AQMesh to be used in new ‘hyperlocal’ air quality network for London

AQMesh to be used in new ‘hyperlocal’ air quality network for London

28-Jun-2018Breathe London | Networks | Smart citiesUK

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a new, street-by-street monitoring system that will help to improve that capital’s air quality. From July 2018, and operating for a year, London will benefit from what is being described as the world’s most sophisticated air quality monitoring system.

Traffic pollution in office buildings drives innovative indoor-outdoor air quality management

Traffic pollution in office buildings drives innovative indoor-outdoor air quality management

24-Apr-2018HVAC optimisation | Indoor | Traffic

Extensive research has shown that indoor air quality is often worse than outdoors. Closed system buildings trap harmful particles inside, and external air intakes can bring in more polluted air from outside.

MPCA AQMesh small sensor AQ network takes shape in Minneapolis – St. Paul

MPCA AQMesh small sensor AQ network takes shape in Minneapolis – St. Paul

08-Mar-2018Networks | Smart cities | UrbanUSA

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has purchased fifty AQMesh pods to measure key air pollution gases and particulate matter across fifty different zip code areas.

Smart cities risk reputation with poor air quality data

Smart cities risk reputation with poor air quality data

30-Jan-2018Data validity | Performance | Smart cities

The team at AQMesh continue to receive many enquiries from smart city initiatives and are concerned that integrators risk undermining entire projects by distributing meaningless or misleading air quality information.

AQMesh monitors the impact of new Oxford shopping centre on local air quality

AQMesh monitors the impact of new Oxford shopping centre on local air quality

09-Jan-2018Baseline study | Construction | Local authoritiesUK

Oxford City Council has been managing two AQMesh pods, supplied by Air Monitors Ltd, in order to monitor the impact the new Westgate centre is having on local air quality.

AQMesh shown to achieve highest correlation coefficients in new ACS paper

AQMesh shown to achieve highest correlation coefficients in new ACS paper

28-Nov-2017Data validity | Performance

A new paper published by the American Chemical Society (ACS Sensors) reviews the use of amperometric electrochemical gas sensors for monitoring inorganic gases that affect urban air quality.

German AQMesh distributor Envilyse visits Austria for annual ambient air conference

German AQMesh distributor Envilyse visits Austria for annual ambient air conference

14-Nov-2017Company newsAustria | Germany

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.

Upplands Motor in Stockholm compares air quality indoor and outdoor

Upplands Motor in Stockholm compares air quality indoor and outdoor

02-Nov-2017Health & safety | HSE | HVAC optimisation | Indoor | Occupational healthSweden

Two AQMesh pods were used to measure NO, NO2, O3 and CO during May and June 2017 at Upplands Motor Stockholm AB car dealership in Sweden, located on the highway between Stockholm city centre and Arlanda airport. 

AQMesh selected for 2017 Parliamentary Review

AQMesh selected for 2017 Parliamentary Review

30-Oct-2017Company newsUK

AQMesh was selected to be included in the 2017 Parliamentary Review as an industry leader within the environmental technology sector.

AQMesh used to measure local air quality at Surrey school

AQMesh used to measure local air quality at Surrey school

12-Sep-2017Schools | Smart cities | UrbanUK

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).

AQMesh shows high accuracy local ozone readings across global locations

AQMesh shows high accuracy local ozone readings across global locations

16-Aug-2017O3 | Performance | Product

AQMesh has been measuring ozone (O3) using small sensors since 2011 and the readings from the latest generation electrochemical sensor, using AQMesh v4.2.3 processing, as compared to co-located certified reference readings, consistently show an R2 of over 0.9 with an accuracy ±10ppb (20µg/m3).

Professor Rod Jones’ presentation on large scale deployment of sensors

Professor Rod Jones’ presentation on large scale deployment of sensors

29-Jul-2017Data validity | Performance

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.

AQMesh measures SO2 and PM from Nicaragua volcano

AQMesh measures SO2 and PM from Nicaragua volcano

28-Jun-2017Environmental monitoring | Volcanic emissionsAmericas | Nicaragua

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

New AQMesh co-location comparisons show very strong correlation values

19-Jun-2017Performance | Product

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.

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

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

15-May-2017Modelling | Performance | Product

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.

AQMesh can also be scaled using diffusion tubes

AQMesh can also be scaled using diffusion tubes

27-Apr-2017Diffusion tubes | Modelling | Scaling

When three AQMesh pods and four NO2 diffusion tubes were co-located against a reference station, the diffusion tube readings were so consistent with the reference average reading for the period that the diffusion tube average could be used to apply a slope correction to AQMesh data.

Assess employee air pollution exposure with AQMesh

Assess employee air pollution exposure with AQMesh

10-Apr-2017Health & safety | HSE | Occupational health

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.

Easy integration of air quality data for smart cities with AQMesh

Easy integration of air quality data for smart cities with AQMesh

06-Apr-2017Smart cities | Urban

Smart city projects pursue the vision of instrumenting a city with a large number of measurement ‘nodes’ and distributing this information to a range of stakeholders. But at that point different priorities emerge: IT teams are attracted by how readily data can be integrated and communicated whilst air quality professionals focus on how meaningful the air quality readings are.

Value for money air quality sensors for smart cities

Value for money air quality sensors for smart cities

01-Mar-2017Smart cities | Urban

Smart city projects increasingly seek to include air quality measurements. If city authorities and the public are being asked to act based on air quality readings they must be credible. Whilst cheap sensors may offer easily integrated readings, they offer poor value for money if the information they produce cannot be trusted by the public, smart city project managers and stakeholders.

AQMesh demonstrates legitimacy of small sensors for air quality in Cambridge

AQMesh demonstrates legitimacy of small sensors for air quality in Cambridge

31-Jan-2017Data validity | Performance | Smart cities

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.

Crushed AQMesh pod still working perfectly

Crushed AQMesh pod still working perfectly

10-Jan-2017Performance | Product

An AQMesh pod used in the recent Citi-Sense project in Norway was returned to us at the end of the project, and we were surprised at the condition.

The challenges and benefits of local air quality monitoring

The challenges and benefits of local air quality monitoring

12-Oct-2016Performance | Product | Smart cities | Urban

A new generation of air quality monitors is now being offered to provide localised, real-time air quality readings – but the potential benefit is only just starting to be realised.

Real-world monitoring of air quality using low cost air quality sensors

Real-world monitoring of air quality using low cost air quality sensors

04-Oct-2016Performance | Product

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.

AQMesh: a new option for flexible air quality monitoring

AQMesh: a new option for flexible air quality monitoring

06-Aug-2016Product | Urban

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, building ventilation management, or environmental lobbying.

AQMesh tracks pollution hot-spots

AQMesh tracks pollution hot-spots

24-Feb-2016Roadside | Traffic | UrbanUK

Situated in the south west of Wales (UK), in a largely rural area bordering the Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire’s air quality is predominantly good. However, there are areas of concern where major roads pass through some of the County’s larger towns, including Llanelli, Carmarthen and Llandeilo, where air quality is dominated by the effects of road traffic.