What I want to do
Dr. Crispin PIerce (UW-Eau Claire) and I, Jonathan Dahlen (UW-Stout), are researching into particulate matter 2.5 and 10 around frac sand mines. What we are looking to do is create a device that can sample both PM 2.5 and 10, but also collect measurements of temperature and humidity.
My attempt and results
We are currently using direct reading instruments (Dusttrak 1 and 2, Dylos), but humidity is playing a factor in our results and we would like to eliminate that problem so we are able to just collect particles.
Questions and next steps
We are wondering what some of the people from Public Lab have for thoughts or ideas on our project.
Why I'm interested
We would like to add to the array of inexpensive tools in monitoring around frac sand facilities.