Best 5 micro air quality monitoring systems

Bosch | Aqmesh | E-mote | Fronttech | Cairpol

The air quality monitoring reference station is the main monitoring method in the world at present, but due to its high construction cost and the high cost of instruments, it can not meet the requirements of a wide range of distribution points. Micro-stations can meet the low cost, but also can meet a wide range of distribution, which is a good choice.

Climo by Bosch is a smart air monitoring solution designed and developed to evaluate, visualize and act upon the outdoor air quality enabled with real-time tracking of ambient air pollutants. It is technologically advanced and easy to deploy solution which uses best-in-class wireless sensors to connect over Wi-Fi, GSM and EDGE networks enabling micro-climatic data collection. Powered by state-of-the-art IoT technology, Climo is designed with cloud-based analytics, data management and visualization software which facilitates energy-efficiency, scalability and sustainability for real-world applications.

Climo is future ready

True plug-n-play sensors with HID (Human Interface Device)
High resolution of points of sources for better optimization
Remote monitoring enabled with both wired and wireless interface
400 MHz Intel Quark processor enabled with multi-layer security
Simplified calibration with over-the-air (OTA) updates
Compactly built device designed to withstand rugged weather conditions

The Climo Advantage

Cutting-edge data collection techniques guarantee accuracy on real-time data
Forecasts regional trend patterns on air pollution, temperature, etcetera
Provides notifications and alerts on local ambient air quality across device platforms such as tablets, computers, and smartphones
Prevents hardware and software threats to connected devices through its end-to-end security feature
Measures 1/100th in size of any traditional air quality monitoring system
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AQMesh low-cost outdoor air quality monitor

AQMesh is the only commercially available and proven low-cost system for monitoring air quality. The product combines a robust hardware platform with the latest sensor technology and GPRS communication, cloud-based data processing and secure online access. AQMesh pods are manufactured in the UK to the very high quality based on many years of experience of developing environmental monitoring equipment for harsh environments and challenging international standards. This experience has also allowed electronic noise to be reduced in such a way that the best possible sensitivity is achieved from the sensors used. Gases are measured using the latest generation of electrochemical sensors, which allow compensation for environmental factors and sensitivity to 5ppb. Particles are measured using a light scattering optical particle counter, and noise is measured using an omnidirectional electret condenser microphone.

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Features & benefits

  • Measures gases NO, NO2, NOx, O3, CO, SO2
  • Measures particulates PM1, PM2.5, PM10 and TPC
  • Also measures %RH, pod temperature, atmospheric pressure and noise
  • Battery powered with various options, including solar power
  • Wireless communications
  • Small size
  • Secure online data access
  • Easy to install within minutes
  • Proven performance against reference equipment
  • Real-time air quality measurements and data analysis
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Envirowatch Ltd

The E-MOTE – Air Quality and Noise Pollution Monitoring

  • The E-MOTE system was the first product launched by Envirowatch in 2010. It was designed to offer air quality and noise pollution monitoring without the inherent drawbacks of existing solutions. Traditional monitoring equipment is large, obtrusive and costly, limiting the spatial resolution of networks.

    The E-MOTE solution uses many “motes” – small wireless devices typically deployed on lamp posts, and a “gateway” device which acts as a data collection and forwarding device. The E-MOTES record air quality and noise data every minute then communicate between each other and the gateway using a custom ad-hoc wireless communication protocols, based on the IEEE802.15.4 (ZigBee) standard. The Gateway then forwards the data from the E-MOTE using GPRS to the EnviroView software located in the cloud.

    The viability of this product as an effective environmental quality monitoring solution has been proven in various locations across the world. The largest active network at the time of writing is in Medway with over 100 motes. This solution provides high spatial and temporal resolution air quality and noise data which is representative of population exposure, in a very cost effective manner. With solar panel integration, deployment timescales are not limited by battery life.

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ZAQ integrated environmental monitoring sensor

  • Product Overview:
    ZATA ZAQ  integrated environmental monitoring sensor is a small instrument that can be used to monitor the environmental monitoring of urban grid, and can monitor Pm2.5, Pm10,H2S,SO2,NO,NO2,O3,CO, noise and other environmental factors, but also integrated monitoring of temperature and humidity, wind speed, air pressure, rainfall, light, ultraviolet and other meteorological elements. System uses the module to carry on the nimble disposition, small in size,low-cost, suitable for grid, intensive. In a word. All-in-one.
  • Product Features:

    Small in size and light in weight
    Maintenance free, easy to install, no moving parts
    The integration of monitoring, 
    The grid model
    Low power consumption and high precision.

  • Application:
    Urban grid particle monitoring
    Construction site dust monitoring
    Smart city
    The wisdom of the community / Industrial Park / factories
    Environmental quality assessment

    Wind Direction
    Wind Speed
  • Qualification:
    Electrochemical Measuring range(ppm)Sensitivity(ppm)Resolution(ppm)Overgas(ppm)
    *OptionMeasuring rangeResolutionAccuracyNote
    Wind D0~360°
    Wind S0~75m/s0.1m/s0.3m/s or 3%
    UVI0~15 Class1 Class
    Noisy30~130dB(A)A Class1.5dB
    PM2.50~1000ug/m30.3ug/m3±15% or
    Laser scattering
    PM100~1000ug/m30.3ug/m3±15% or
    Laser scattering
    TVOC0~3Class(9 Class)5% FSCiffusion Type
    CommunicationRS485/232/Lan / GPRS

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Cairpol, easy and efficient sensor-based solutions for real time monitoring of pollutants and odorous gases!

The core product of Cairpol is our sensor, Cairsens, and we build several integrated solutions around it, in order to address the various needs of air quality monitoring.

Able to monitor pollutants at very low levels of concentration (ppb-levels for most) with a 1-minute time frame while being calibration-free for a complete year, Cairsens delivers a highly reliable and accurate measurement (comparable to reference analyzers, with a +/-30% accuracy as stated by the European directive 2008/50/EC). Our Cairsens exists for the following pollutants:

  • Ozone & Nitrogen Dioxide – O3/NO2
  • Nitrogen Dioxide – NO2
  • Carbon Monoxide – CO
  • Hydrogen Sulfide & Mercaptans – H2S/CH4S
  • Ammonia – NH3
  • Sulfur Dioxide – SO2
  • Formaldehyde – CH2O/Organic solvents
  • Non-methane Volatile Organic Compounds – nm VOC
  • Carbon dioxide – CO2
  • Particulate matter – PM

In addition to the previous features, our sensors Cairsens also have a low power consumption, allowing them to be used in different kind of configuration:

  • Cairclip : the autonomous pollution sensor
  • Cairtub : the stand-alone pollution monitoring station
  • Cairnet : the real-time pollution monitoring network
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