AQMesh pods can measure just one gas or up to six gases, particles, noise and wind speed & direction. Humidity, pressure and pod temperature are always measured
AQMesh is a small-sensor air quality monitoring system for measuring outdoor and indoor air quality, offering real-time localised air quality information and data analysis. 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 and communication using the latest LTE (Long Term Evolution) communications standard, including NB-IoT support, cloud-based data processing and secure online access. AQMesh pods are manufactured in the UK to an exceptionally high quality based on many years’ experience of developing environmental monitoring equipment for harsh environments and challenging international standards.
Full range of parameters available
AQMesh can be specified to monitor a single gas or up to 6 gases, as well as PM, noise and wind speed & direction all from a single unit, with seamless data delivery:-
Measures gases NO, NO2, O3, CO, SO2, H2S and TVOC using the latest generation of electrochemical sensors
CO2 monitoring with a NDIR sensor
Measures particulates PM1, PM2.5, PM10, TPC and TSP (up to 30 microns) with a light-scattering optical particle counter
Noise monitoring with an omnidirectional microphone
Meteorological sensor for wind speed and direction measurement
Measures relative humidity, pod temperature, atmospheric pressure as standard
Power supply options
AQMesh offers a range of power supply options depending upon your monitoring requirements.
The smart solar pack is our most popular choice, offering autonomous continuous power all year round.
Internal lithium batteries are useful for pods monitoring gases only.
|Internal lithium battery||External lithium battery pack||Rechargeable NiMH battery||DC power with mains transformer||Smart solar pack|
Benefits of AQMesh
AQMesh pods are neat, compact and easy install within just a few minutes and experienced technical staff are not required
With wireless communications using the global mobile network and a choice of power options, including batteries, mains supply or a bespoke solar pack, AQMesh can be installed in almost any location
Meaningful correction of cross-gas effects and interference from environmental conditions is consistently delivered through proven and traceable processing
Whilst some manufacturers use a calculation to give an NO2 reading, AQMesh uses a unique O3-filtered NO2 sensor for accurate, direct measurement of NO2
AQMesh pods require very little maintenance and there is a very low ongoing cost. All we recommend is the electrochemical sensors are replaced every two years, and we replace all sensors for free during the first year
AQMesh has been on the market and in the field since 2012, with some customers still successfully operating the exact same pods they received nine years ago
AQMesh processes and stores all readings on its bespoke secure server which can be accessed by a website login or API to integrate with other systems, or it can be simple emailed to you at your preferred schedule
The carefully developed data processing algorithms used by AQMesh are fully traceable and fixed by version number, and, unlike other systems, have been achieved with no use of machine learning or artificial intelligence
AQMesh performance and long-term baseline stability has been proven over many years of independent global co-location trials against certified reference equipment
AQMesh prides itself on the level of global customer support it provides to its distributors and end users before, during and after sale. There is no cost for technical support and location is not a barrier
Development through extensive global co-location comparison trials in all seasons across each continent means AQMesh can operate in the wides possible range of environments and conditions
Robust hardware, wireless communications and the secure AQMeshData server mean AQMesh pods can easily reconnect themselves and continue to capture data if power is ever interrupted
Encrypted disks, complex authentication, audit logs and proactive systems for continuous detection of vulnerabilities and intrusions are routinely examined, making the AQMeshData server – and users’ data – as secure as possible
With measurements processed and stored on the secure AQMeshData server there is no need for site visits to retrieve data and should anything untoward happen to the pod, data is still perfectly safe and accessible
Email alerts can be set for exceedances on any data channel, completely customisable to the user’s required detection limits and can be integrated into other systems for autonomous control
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 products presented for monitoring of outdoor air quality.
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.
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.
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. The new 5-year pod warranty underpins years of proven product quality.
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 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).
Featured case studies
Breathe London - 100 AQMesh pods are used as stationary monitoring points in the groundbreaking Breathe London project.
Urban Observatory - AQMesh systems are deployed across Newcastle and Gateshead in conjunction with other instruments for monitoring parameters such as air and water quality, noise, weather, energy use and traffic.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - 50 AQMesh pods are installed in Minneapolis and St. Paul to build up a picture of air quality across the two cities.
UNRESP project - Six AQMesh pods are used to show variations in volcanogenic emissions across locations near the Masaya volcano, Nicaragua.
AtmoSud & CETU - AQMesh network will be used to manage Marseille tunnel ventilation systems.