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Innovative Air Monitoring Equipment

Posted on February 28, 2014
by Susana Escamilla

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(Image Source: indiegogo.com)

One of my favorite things to do is research and read news about the industry and learn more about the industry. I found two stories that I thought was neat to blog about. We know that different industries use different tools to measure or test certain objects. In the Indoor Air Quality Industry, there are several air monitoring equipment that several professionals use in order to test the indoor air quality in a environment and different equipment to measure the indoor air. Researchers from Saarland University in Germany have been working on developing a sensor system to monitor airborne contaminants. The sensor system will be able to detect air contaminants and the system will be able to adjust the intensity of duration and ventilation. The main object of this research project is to learn more about ventilation patters to learn how to better ventilate indoor environment to give individuals great indoor air quality without increasing costs.

Another innovative monitoring equipment that is in the making is called, Alima.This product is intended for consumers who are concerned of their indoor air quality and overall for individuals who want information on their indoor air quality and health conscious individuals. So how does it work? The smart device will be able to monitor indoor air quality and send you messages about pollution levels and information on upcoming events of the indoor air quality industry. According to indiegogo.com:

alima has responsive sensors embedded in a unique, airflow designed cylinder. Made for indoor use, it forwards data to the cloud and pushes results and advice to your connected devices.

The sensors detect an array of matter (pollutants):

  • VOC: total Volatile Organic Compounds measurement, (including gases such as Formaldehyde, Benzene, Ethylene glycol and Acetone)
  • PM: Particulate Matter (fine particles)
  • CO2: Carbon dioxide
  • CO: Carbon monoxide
  • T: Temperature
  • RH: Relative Humidity

You will be able to receive this information by using your phone and tablets. You may read more information on this innovative device by clicking here. These two monitoring devices are not only going to be great for consumers but for the indoor air quality industry. Knowing the latest trends in the industry will help us understand how to help consumers who are concerned about the indoor air quality in their homes.

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