Have a look at these Air Quality Monitoring Units we made with SC – AQMD (Southern California Air Quality Management District). AQMD is a California government entity responsible for air quality monitoring and compliance in Los Angeles, Orange County, and the grand majority of Southern California. This write-up shows how your organization can use sensor hubs, industrial sensors like Alphasense air quality sensors, and Valarm Tools Cloud / Tools.Valarm.net to rapidly deploy boxes to remotely monitor just about any air quality factor like:
- Particulate Matter – PM1, PM2.5, PM10 with Optical Particle Counters like the Alphasense OPC-N2
- Specific Gases – O3 (Ozone), NO2 (Nitrogen Dioxide), H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide), VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
In the spring of 2014, Valarm teamed up with Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari at the University of Southern California to perform an air quality pilot study on a USC Transportation shuttle bus in Los Angeles, California. On the bus we deployed a Valarm device with the Valarm Pro app running on an Android device connected to a USB sensor for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). All of the mobile, geo-tagged sensor data was uploaded in real-time to the Valarm Tools Cloud. You can check out the air quality in 3D in the video above! Also check out the Esri 3D Earth globe feature built into the Tools.Valarm.net website.