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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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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).

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.

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.