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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 

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.

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 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.

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 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 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.