13/12/2018

World’s 1st 100% autonomous Reference air quality monitoring station

Launched at the Pollutec 2016 exhibition, ENVEA’s eco-designed analyzers (measuring O3, CO, SO2, NOx and PM10 & PM2.5 fine particulates) QAL 1 certified and US-EPA approved continue to revolutionize the world of measurement by fulfilling a new and even more […]


Launched at the Pollutec 2016 exhibition, ENVEA’s eco-designed analyzers (measuring O3, CO, SO2, NOx and PM10 & PM2.5 fine particulates) QAL 1 certified and US-EPA approved continue to revolutionize the world of measurement by fulfilling a new and even more ambitious challenge: create a 100% autonomous AQMS station.

While preserving unchanged their remarkable metrological performances, the criteria pollutant analyzers AC32e, AF22e, CO12e, O342e & MP101M analyzers is henceforth available with 24 V power supply. Their already very low energy consumption has been halved to reach a total of 300 W/h for the 5 gas and particulate analyzers, where other monitors on the market require over 1,300 W/h.

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Thanks to these unparalleled features, ENVEA has extended its unique range of monitoring solutions with a 100% autonomous Reference AQMS station, solar panel and/or wind turbine powered. Integrating a complete DAHS and communication system, the Reference monitoring station is able to withstand temperatures up to 50 °C without air conditioning and without connection to the power grid.

Knowing that one of the main obstacles to measuring the air quality in some countries is the lack of the electricity grid, these major technological advances finally open the way to pollution monitoring in remote places as well as to developing countries.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 90% of air pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, mainly in Asia and Africa, followed by low- and middle-income countries of the Eastern Mediterranean region, Europe and the Americas.

Africa and some of the Western Pacific have a serious lack of air pollution data. For Africa, the database now contains particulate measurements (PM) for more than twice as many cities as previous versions, however data was identified for only 8 of 47 countries in the region.

South Africa is currently the only country to have air quality standards set by specific legislation. This cruel lack of data, as well as incomplete legislation in the countries concerned could finally evolve, thanks to these highly innovative and autonomous air quality measurement stations.

Let’s not forget either the considerable energy savings potential brought by photovoltaics. Today, more than 20,000 traditional pollution measurement stations and therefore connected to an electrical network are located in the world. For example, the 670 measurement stations spread over French territory could save around 20,000 kWh / day, equivalent to an annual consumption of nearly 1500 homes.

 

Air pollution knows no boundaries and worsens the effects of climate change. Not caring for it could have devastating effects in the years to come. Let’s do this step to saving the Earth.