Air Sensors

## Choosing Sensors Often the first step is to look for a sensor for what you're hoping to measure. In the community posts below, we're collecting info on different kinds of air quality sensors, and their: * cost * sensitivity/accuracy * links and documentation Can you afford a sensor? Can it detect what you're looking for? Where can you learn more about it? ### Posts about choosing and evaluating an air sensor [notes:grid:air-sensor-eval] ### Expected ranges and useful detection limits for pollutants of interest This [table]( from an EPA [Air Quality Monitoring and Community Science webinar]( lists the six criteria air pollutants and a couple additional pollutants, with background levels you might see in the environment in the “Range to Expect” column and useful detection limits for sensors. **** ## Wikis about air sensors [wikis:air-sensors] ## Air sensor projects Public Lab pages and posts tagged `air-sensor-projects` will appear here [nodes:air-sensor-projects] ## Questions [questions:air-sensors] ## Further reading and resources + Environmental consultant Tim Dye’s “[4 questions to ask before buying an air quality sensor](” neatly summarizes what to consider when choosing an air sensor. + []( lots of information on low-cost sensors for various air pollutants. + [Air Quality Sensor Performance Evaluation Center (AQ-SPEC)]( from the South Coast Air Quality Management District, this program tests and evaluates air sensors “in the field, under ambient conditions, and in the laboratory under controlled environmental conditions.” + [Air Sensor Toolbox]( from the US Environmental Protection Agency, this toolbox includes guidance on how to use air sensors and their data, plus information on sensor performance and evaluation results. ...

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Air-polluting gases and monitoring methods
8 months ago by fongvania 5 475 1
Simple Air Sensor
almost 2 years ago by a1ahna 47 2,757 6
over 2 years ago by joyofsoy 16 9,088 2
over 4 years ago by nanocastro 4 645 5
over 5 years ago by mathew 6 1,113 2
MiniVol TAS Particulate Matter Monitor
over 3 years ago by Bronwen 45 2,890 1
Optical Monitoring of Particulate Matter
over 2 years ago by stevie 24 5,248 4
almost 2 years ago by bhamster 27 6,516 7