Air quality monitoring now available

Posted by Adrian Hales on
Air quality monitoring now available

We're really excited to announce the launch of the components allowing you to join the InfluenceAir citizen science project.

Based in Brussels, this project maps, records and monitors PM10 and PM2.5 particulate matter which can have ad adverse effect on health. Weather Spares has been contribution to this project and testing the equipment since August 2019 and we've been very impressed with the reliability and functionality of the product.

It's a citizen science project, so once the equipment is purchased, assembled and then up and running there are no fees to pay. 

Below are graphs from our own monitoring station, with the PM10 in red and PM2.5 in blue. Those peaks, well they are pollution from local wood burning stoves and oil fired heating and vehicles.

The monitoring system upload data at 2 minute intervals to the InfluenceAir servers, and these graphs give history over 24 hours, 1 week, 1 month and 1 year from top to bottom.

What really surprised us was how in the warmth of summer on still days pollution levels slowly increased as there was no wind to take it away. Then following a rain shower, after initially rising as pollution was brought down from the atmosphere it rapidly declined as it's washed away.

We hope to bring complete kits to you soon, but for those wanting to build your own, please do get in contact to find out more.

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