Next Generation Air Quality Monitoring
Air quality experts have come to the understanding that ambient air quality particularly for health critical pollutants is clearly a topic of small-scale assessment. Local microclimatic conditions regarding pollutant transport, cross reactions etc. may create an air quality situation differing significantly from a more aggregate observation. Adding short term pollution exposure risks as they have been proven in many epidemiological studies to the geographical small scale, makes it easy to see why a new generation of monitoring systems was needed: Portable, with minimum space and supply requirements, continuous high quality measurement using reference method sensors wherever possible; in short: the airpointer®.
Miniaturization and high level system integration has many benefits both to the user and to the public, from a rather measurement requirement driven definition of the monitoring location as compared to space availability or reduced visual obtrusion in public spaces, ultrashort set-up time and lower operating expenses and minimized energy consumption.
Next generation monitoring system also extends to the results. Operating ambient air quality monitoring networks typically required proprietary systems and software for data access and integration. No longer: The airpointer® is continuously „live on air“ as a web server enabling anybody with an internet connection and a web browser and, of course, the correct access privileges, to read and analyze data, look at maintenance and calibration logs, update the system conveniently from anywhere in the world or respond to predefinable push services ranging from maintenance information for service staff to local „broadcasting“ of environmental data.
The airpointer® as the leader of the new generation of monitoring systems offers a unique opportunity: First class air quality measurement at hot spots or any other point of interest utilizing turn-key systems features that enable cost effective monitoring by a much larger community of users as it is simple to set up, operate and maintain. As one industry expert did put it after having learned about the airpointer®:
„Ambient air monitoring has finally arrived in the 21st century.“