Rule 1466 Amendments: Everything You Need to Know

Rule 1466, established by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and designed to minimize dust emissions during earth-moving activities, has undergone a series of amendments. Here’s everything you need to know.

Oregon OSHA Enacts New Emergency Wildfire Smoke Rules

As seasonal wildfires continue to blaze throughout the West Coast of the United States, Oregon OSHA has issued a series of temporary rules to protect workers from the harmful effects of wildfire smoke.

Improving the Reliability of Sensor Readings in Community Air Monitoring

In understanding why changes in temperature and humidity can cause unwanted fluctuations in sensor readings, we can better equip community air monitoring networks to deliver reliable, trustworthy data for the protection of people and the planet.

Aeroqual Appoints VP & GM North America, Affirms Commitment to Growth in the Region

Aeroqual is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Allen as VP & GM of North America. This new role, based in California, together with the opening of the Aeroqual Service Center in Chicago, boosts our commitment to support our channel partners and improve the air quality for people across North America.

Producing Defensible Data: The Importance of Keeping Calibration Certificates Up to Date

By designing your maintenance program around recommended calibration/servicing intervals, you can be confident of producing good quality data. Read the blog to find out more.

Aeroqual Launches New Service Center

With the launch of our new Aeroqual service center, all our channel partners are set to enjoy faster shipping of hardware and replacement parts, minimizing downtime and keeping your operations online.

Cal/OSHA Wildfire Smoke Regulation

With the wildfires impacting on California’s air quality, Cal/OSHA has developed an emergency regulation aimed at protecting California workers from the harmful impacts of wildfire smoke.

People Power – Air Quality Mitigation Strategies for Communities

Here are some of the more popular air quality mitigation strategies communities can use to curb the effects of air pollution and preserve public health.

Indoor Air Quality: LEED vs WELL Building Standard

International green building organizations have developed standards like WELL and LEED to help improve the quality of our indoor air. These standards provide a reliable measuring stick for how well a structure adheres to agreed-upon green building benchmarks.

New Nitrogen Dioxide Sensor for Interference-free Measurements

Introducing our new gas-sensitive electrochemical (GSE) nitrogen dioxide sensor head. Measure the air without the cross-interference from ozone, for a more precise and accurate measurement of nitrogen dioxide.

New High Range Ozone Sensor for Ozone Sterilization Applications

Introducing our new 0-30 ppm (high-range) electrochemical ozone sensor head for sterilization processes, compatible with our current ozone monitors. 

Remote Air Monitoring On Construction Sites: Resilience and ConTech Meet New Challenges

For the construction sector to survive and thrive beyond COVID-19, companies must implement systems-thinking approaches which mitigate risks to people and projects, provide access to real-time data from anywhere, and leverage new technologies to gain higher efficiencies and save costs.

Monitoring air quality on construction sites during the COVID-19 outbreak

With COVID-19 impacting the construction sector from physical distancing requirements to limiting staff numbers onsite, the need for accurate, remote, and safe air quality monitoring on a construction site has never been greater than it is now.

Particulate Matter: Why monitor PM10 and PM2.5?

Many of you will have heard people talk about PM10 and PM2.5, but what exactly is it and why should it be measured? We look at the importance of particulate matter, its impacts on human health, and the best ways to measure it to keep people safe.

Does ozone sterilization kill the Coronavirus which causes COVID-19?

We look at how ozone sterilization can be used in the fight against the Coronavirus COVID-19, and its associated benefits and risks.

Dust Sentry or Dust Sentry Pro – Which dust monitor is right for you?

Aeroqual makes two different types of instrument for measuring airborne dust and particulate matter – the Dust Sentry and Dust Sentry Pro. Comparing the two instruments side-by-side, we make it easy to find which dust monitor is right for you.

Protecting Outdoor Workers from Bushfire Smoke in Australia

Australia is suffering from the worst bushfires the country has seen in decades. Those working in affected areas are experiencing the harmful effects first-hand and this article highlights ways to protect outdoor workers from the effects of bushfire smoke.

Met One and Aeroqual combine monitors into a single package

Met One Instruments and Aeroqual have announced the expansion of their partnership that will see the combination of reference and near reference particle monitors into a single integrated air monitoring package.

Disrupting the Consultancy Model

The pace of technology in the air monitoring world is not only outstripping the ability of people to respond to the changes, but it is also modifying existing behaviours and introducing new players into the mix.

Double award recognition for Aeroqual in air quality innovation and global growth success

Aeroqual, a global leader in air quality monitoring systems, features in the TIN 100 Absolute IT Supreme Scale-up Awards for 2019, as announced at the Technology Investment Network (TIN) Awards in Auckland.

Insights from Clean Air Society’s Bi-Annual Conference

The Aeroqual team share their experiences attending the bi-annual International Clean Air and Environmental Conference run by CASANZ (Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand).

Vice-Chair of U.S. A&WMA, Bernadette Shahin, Joins Aeroqual

To keep up with the demand for real-time sensor-based instruments, the Aeroqual team is rapidly growing, especially in the United States. Bernadette Shahin joins us as our new Senior Applications Manager, based in Los Angeles, California.

Where are Air Quality Sensor Guidelines and Standards Heading?

Aeroqual’s Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, Geoff Henshaw, recently attended a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency workshop to talk about standards and guidelines for air quality sensors.

Consultant Opportunity: Grants Available for CARB AB 617

There is currently an opportunity for consultants to partner with companies to apply for grants available from California Air Resources Board (CARB) for Community Monitoring under AB 617.

Driving Winds of Change at A&WMA Annual Conference

The Aeroqual team share their experiences attending the International Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) conference held in Quebec City.

Drew Dintaman to Accelerate Aeroqual’s US Momentum

With the growing demand in the United States and ensuring that Aeroqual customers receive world-class support, Aeroqual has appointed Drew Dintaman as the company’s business development lead in the Eastern United States.

Is this the End for the Specialist Consultant?

Aeroqual’s VP of Sales, Paul Pickering shares his experience at the A&WMA & AIHA 23rd Annual Joint Technical Conference, focused on the growing need for multi discipline consultants and solutions.

Rule 1466 compliance & SCAQMD: 3 Simple Steps

All earth-moving operations at notified remediation sites in California involve Rule 1466 compliance. This article highlights the 3 simple steps that you need to follow to comply with Rule 1466.

Consultants Need to Become Better Educators

Environmental consultants have always had some level of community interaction. What’s changed is a shift in the balance of power towards the public and this has all sorts of ramifications for the air testing community.

DER-10 and Community Air Monitoring – What you need to know

This blog post explains the DER-10 regulation, how it applies to remediation sites in New York, and what air monitoring equipment can help you comply with these standards.

A Beginner’s Guide to NOx, NO and NO2 as Air Pollutants

This article looks at the differences between NOX, NO and NO2, and how each one of these gases impacts the environment and ultimately affecting the air that we breathe.

Air Sensor Technology – Opportunity or Threat for Environmental Consultants?

The air quality consulting industry is experiencing an age of disruption. Disruption brought about by increased accessibility to low-cost air monitoring equipment, growing public awareness, activism, and greater regulation.

The AQM is 10 years old – and the air sensor industry is growing up too

Our AQM is 10 years old. We look back at the journey of our AQM air quality station, the challenges faced and the road ahead for the next generation AQM.

Air Monitoring at Remediation Sites – What I learned from a visit to Gowanus, NYC

Remediation of contaminated land sites and waterways, like the Gowanus Canal, can pose a serious chemical exposure risk to on-site workers, neighboring communities and the surrounding ecology.

Rule 1466 – Everything you need to know about SCAQMD Rule 1466

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) adopted Rule 1466, which sets out to minimize off-site fugitive dust emissions from earth-moving activities at sites containing specific toxic air contaminants.

Should you rent or buy air monitoring equipment?

Air monitoring equipment is likely to be one of the biggest expenses for your project. This article compares two different perspectives from reputable consultants on whether to rent or buy air monitoring equipment.

Aeroqual is ISO Certified

Our certification under ISO-9001-2008 is a result of increased emphasis on quality systems at the company.

The challenges with electrochemical NO2 sensors in outdoor air monitoring

With the growing concern of interferences impacting on electrochemical sensors, we look at how Aeroqual manages cross-interference for our GSE NO2 sensors.

AQ-SPEC evaluates Aeroqual’s AQY sensors

Aeroqual has always been committed to a measurement-first approach and with confidence in the data quality produced by our monitors, we wanted to independently demonstrate that with a reputable test partner.

U.S. EPA and Aeroqual will work together for low cost air quality sensor future

We are excited to say that we are collaborating with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to accelerate towards the future of low-cost air quality sensing.

Postcard from L.A. – the highs and lows of building a 100 air quality sensor network in Los Angeles

We’ve teamed up with SCAQMD, UCLA and several LA community groups to set up a network of 100 air quality sensors in communities throughout the Greater LA area.

Air pollution in schools – how air quality monitoring can be used to protect and educate

Air pollution in schools has been in the news a lot lately. The news is both good and bad. We’ll look at how air quality monitoring can be used to not only protect but also educate.

AQY, the smart air quality monitor, now available

(Article last updated 27 June 2018)

Smart cities air quality sensing – can technology match the hype?

In the last 12 months we have seen a sharp increase in customers wanting to purchase sensors that can be integrated into smart city networks. Smart cities represent a fantastic opportunity to increase the density of air quality sensing which in turn increases the relevance of air quality information to communities and the individuals within [...]

Part 1: Why monitor NO2 and PM at construction sites?

Part 1 of this blog series discusses how these pollutants occur on construction sites, the impact on our health and environment, and what monitoring regulations apply.

Part 2: Methods for monitoring NO2 and PM at construction sites

The first blog in this series addressed two critical air pollutants, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and fine particulate matter (PM), how they occur on construction sites, impact on health and environment, and what monitoring regulations apply. In this post we discuss the principal methods used to measure NO2 and PM and their relevance to monitoring in [...]

Part 3: Installing NO2 and PM monitors around a construction site – when, where and how many?

In this blog series, Part 1 explained how construction activities can generate harmful emissions of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM), and what monitoring regulations apply. Part 2 discussed principal NO2 and PM monitoring techniques, and guidance for selecting appropriate methods for construction and demolition sites. In this final post, we look at siting [...]

Portable Particulate Sensor (PM2.5 / PM10)

For more than a decade the Aeroqual portable monitor range has been trusted for accurate and affordable measurement of gaseous pollutants. Now you can use the very same Series 200/300/500 monitors to measure particulate matter (PM) too, thanks to the introduction of the PM2.5 & PM10 sensor head. Since introducing the portable series of monitors […]

New report confirms Aeroqual as a leader in air particle monitors

A new report into the market for airborne particle monitors has highlighted Aeroqual as a leader in the field. According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global air particle monitoring system market is projected to grow to at a CAGR of more than 7% up to 2021. Titled “Global Air Particle Monitor System […]

Aeroqual AQS: Nitrogen Dioxide, Ozone, VOC and PM available now

Aeroqual recently introduced the AQS monitoring platform. Smaller, cheaper and lower power than the AQM 65, yet still capable of the same high performance levels, the AQS is expected to broaden the appeal of Aeroqual’s sensor-based monitoring line up. Nitrogen dioxide, ozone and particulate matter are the three main air pollutants in modern cities. Nitrogen […]

New report identifies Aeroqual as a leader in environmental sensors for air quality

A new report into the market for environmental sensors and monitoring has highlighted Aeroqual as a leader in the field. According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global environment monitoring and sensing market is projected to grow to USD 20.37 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of more than 5% over the […]

Aeroqual moves up a gear!

Aeroqual has moved to a new custom built lab, factory and office complex in Avondale, Auckland that has five times the capacity of its previous premises in Mt Eden. With careful planning it only took two days of packing and two days of moving and unpacking to enable us to start work in our new […]

Say hello to the AQS1 compact air quality monitor!

We are pleased to announce a new arrival in our ambient air monitoring product line up – the AQS 1 compact air quality station. Our factory is now accepting advance orders for delivery in March 2017. The AQS 1 combines the proven particle measurement technology from Aeroqual’s AQM 65 and Dust Sentry products (1000s of [...]

Near Reference Air Quality Monitoring – How near is near enough?

Near reference air quality monitoring is a category that has recently emerged from the confluence of improved sensor technology and new measurement paradigms. In a world transitioning towards next generation air quality monitoring (NGAM) it offers a balance between data quality and ease of use. Near reference monitoring can complement traditional regulatory reference networks by [...]

Air pollution from ships or ports harbouring a problem?

Ports have long been gateways for global trade and are critical to economies around the world. They are hubs of economic activity; they are also major sources of ship pollution, vehicle emissions, dust and noise. Ports are often close to heavily populated urban areas – which can mean exposing millions of inhabitants to additional pollution. [...]

Why do I have an ozone pollution problem (and what can I do about it)?

This is a question we often get asked. Especially by people intent on safely sterilizing locations or in less built-up areas and are surprised to find they have an ozone pollution problem which they associate with big cities. Ozone formation and dispersion is complex and is influenced by many factors. We wrote this blogpost to […]

DIY air quality sensor (part I): sensor selection

Lots of people contact us wanting to buy sensors so they can make their own DIY air quality sensor device. Typically they are researchers who have limited funding and need a cheap way to get equipment together for a study. Sometimes they’re just people who like making things and an air quality sensor is their […]

What’s best for measuring ozone, electrochemical sensors or HMOS?

Electrochemical sensors and heated metal oxide sensors (HMOS) are the two leading technologies for the low-cost measurement of ozone. Both sensor types have strengths and weaknesses which we will outline here, then let’s discuss which sensor type is suited to some common applications. Ozone (O3) is an important gas in industrial applications, medical or viral […]

Air pollution modelling: what is it and what can it tell us?

Ever looked at a chimney or stack and wondered how far the plume has an impact? Ever sat in traffic and wondered what the impact of all the vehicles was and how far away that impact was felt? Well air pollution models can help answer those questions. Air pollution modelling in a nutshell Air pollution […]

Photochemical smog pollution: The need for ozone and PM2.5 monitoring

Ozone (O3) and Particulate Matter PM2.5 are a powerful combination to monitor air pollution for, as they may have serious health impacts individually, it’s when they are put together they’re important contributors to photochemical smog – that thick, brown haze which blankets many polluted cities worldwide, especially in summer, and still, sunny days in winter. The […]

What is BTEX and why is it important?

Many monitoring projects call for monitoring of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). VOCs is a collective term given to organic compounds, which have high vapour pressure and become gases at ambient pressure and temperatures. VOCs are commonly monitored as they are a key contributor in photochemical smog. Many are hazardous to human health, with several classified […]

Why air pollution in India requires compact monitoring stations

I recently returned from a tour of India which took in the megacities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, plus the smaller cities of Pune and Vishakhapatnam. What struck me most on this trip was the depth of air pollution knowledge from people in the street. Locals in hotels, bars and airports chatted about PM10 […]

Air quality technology wins Innovative Hardware Award at Hi Tech Awards

We are very proud to announce that air quality technology from Aeroqual has won a major prize at the 2016 NZ Hi-Tech Awards. Our AQM 65 compact air quality monitoring station took the top award in the Most Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Solution category.   HOW IS THE AQM 65 INNOVATIVE? Most noticeably, the AQM 65 packs a complete [...]

Choose the right environmental dust monitor: a guide to certification types and classes

Choosing the right environmental dust monitor can be hard. There are different types of dust sampling methods – high volume, low volume, optical, beta attenuation – and there are different levels of certification too. We always get asked – how does this equipment compare to that equipment? What does equivalent mean and how does that […]

What is an air quality index and what are the benefits?

Air quality data is often complex and confusing – there are multiple pollutants, several units and all sorts of different standards. All of these factors take professionals a while to get their heads around, and these are people that work with data and instruments every day! The challenge is therefore to convert all this valuable […]

Is ozone good or bad? A quick guide to ozone measurement

We produced this animated video to explain why more and more people are wanting to measure ozone. Is ozone good or bad? Often it’s a surprise to people to discover that ozone (O3) gas can be good and bad. O3 is an important gas in urban pollution monitoring, as well as a gas used in […]

The benefits of mobile air quality monitoring

As pressure on air quality increases, flexible and dynamic techniques are required to understand variation in air quality. New mobile air quality monitoring techniques are allowing us to intensively describe air quality, rather than relying on fixed sites to provide a representative picture of air quality. Mobile monitoring allows more opportunity to assess air quality […]

CASANZ embraces next generation air monitoring

September 20-23 saw the 22nd International Clear Air and Environment Conference come to Melbourne, Australia. This biennial conference, also dubbed CASANZ 2015, was a collaboration of the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) and the Federal Australian Government. With the theme of New Frontiers, this conference and exhibition was designed to demonstrate […]

Why monitor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?

What is indoor air quality? We spend up to 90% of our time indoors, but how often do we think about the quality of the air we’re breathing? Unlike outdoor air, indoor air tends to be continuously recycled, causing it to trap pollutants and allow them to build up within these confined spaces. Indoor air [...]

International air quality standards: how do they compare?

Just as air quality varies depending on where you are in the world, so to do the air quality standards. In this blogpost we’ll talk about the different standards in effect around the globe, how they compare, and who in the world has the toughest standards (as well as the weakest). What is an air […]

Why monitor mine, construction and quarry dust in real-time?

Quarries, rock crushing operations, major earthworks and open cast mines are by nature a dusty business. Unearthing and moving thousands of tonnes of soil and aggregate each day results in high levels of dust on-site and at the boundary. For sites bordering populated areas, fugitive dust emissions can become a source of tension between site managers […]

Remote dust monitoring just got easier thanks to free data and diagnostic software

Demand for remote dust monitoring is so strong we decided to make our cloud based software available on the Dust Sentry and Dust Profiler products – absolutely free. The new product versions, released to the public today, are compatible with the same Aeroqual Connect and Cloud software system as our market-leading AQM 65 compact air […]

Environmental monitoring made easy with the AQM 65 compact air quality station

When people talk about air quality monitoring they tend to think about the measurement of gaseous and particulate pollution in the atmosphere. Indeed that is the main reason why people invest in air monitoring systems like the AQM 65 compact air monitoring system. But that is only half the story. There is a very close […]

Aeroqual named in top 10 global suppliers of air quality monitoring equipment

Rising air pollution drives growth in air quality monitoring According to market research released today Aeroqual is now a major player in the market for air quality monitoring equipment, a market forecasted to be worth $6,147.77 Million by 2019. The company is recognized alongside other major players such as 3M Corporation, Honeywell International and Thermo Fisher Scientific. The […]

Why Aeroqual Cloud gives you the best air monitoring experience

We recently released a cloud based instrument operating system, Aeroqual Cloud, now for use on the AQM 65. In conjunction with Aeroqual Connect, Aeroqual Cloud helps you stay connected to the instrument and access your data wherever you may be giving you a high quality air monitoring experience. For a general introduction to Connect and […]

AQM 65, new compact air monitoring station

The AQM 65 was announced to the press and public today, a very proud moment for all of us at Aeroqual as well as our partners around the world. Orders are being accepted with first units shipping in April 2015. It is with some sadness that we say goodbye to the AQM 60, ground-breaking when [...]

Release of Aeroqual Connect and Aeroqual Cloud

We are pleased to announce the release of Aeroqual Connect and Aeroqual Cloud, which are available for upgrade and retrofit on all AQM 60 units. Aeroqual Connect is our new instrument operating system featuring a modern user interface and advanced data management tools. Connect forms the bridge between user and instrument via wifi, Ethernet, or modem […]

US EPA Highlights Series 500 Leading Low Cost Air Sensors

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has published a guide for those looking to invest in low cost air sensors for the purposes of measuring ambient air quality. The Series 500 is highlighted as leading the pack for measuring ozone, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide. Valuable guidance for low cost air monitoring The US […]

Aeroqual VP wins 2014 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship

Congratulations to Aeroqual’s VP of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support, Carl Beck, who has been awarded an international business scholarship by the Prime Minister of New Zealand.

AQM 60 Performance Presented at US EPA Air Sensors 2014

Our CTO Dr Geoff Henshaw presented this Poster at the recent US EPA Air Sensors 2014 event in Raleigh, NC.

Sensor Network Combats Vancouver Air Pollution

A wireless sensor network deployed in the Fraser Valley to the east of Vancouver has provided air quality scientists with a powerful yet cost effective weapon in the fight against ozone pollution.

During the summer months when sunlight reacts with vehicle exhaust, ozone can reach levels that are harmful to humans, crops, and the environment. This phenomenon is exacerbated in and around cities, particularly when natural features conspire to lock in smog – which is exactly what happens in the Fraser Valley where the surrounding mountains trap the air pollution produced by Vancouver.

Cement Plants & Factories, UAE: Fenceline Air Pollution Monitoring

Cement Factories in the United Arab Emirates, in accordance with Council of Ministers Resolution No. 37 for the year 2001 Regulating Federal Law No. 24 of 1999 Concerning Protection and Development of the Environment, are now obliged to measure the amount of respirable dust in ambient air using competent equipment and provide related monthly reports.

Dust Sentry Is Certified

Aeroqual is proud to announce the Dust Sentry real-time outdoor particulate monitor has achieved MCERTS certification from the UK’s Environment Agency. MCERTS is the only independent certification available for indicative particulate monitors and is gaining rapid acceptance worldwide.

Revolutionising Outdoor Air Surveys

Auckland, New Zealand – June 5, 2013

Aeroqual continues to revolutionise the way researchers, consultants, and environmental managers gather outdoor air quality data, thanks to the rapid take-up of its Series 500 ENV handheld monitor. Lightweight and ultraportable the Series 500 ENV accurately measures common air pollutants down to ambient concentrations – as low as ppb in some cases.

Take On IAQ With Our Handhelds

Aeroqual has released upgrades to its world-class handheld ozone monitors, enabling them to simultaneously measure five of the most commonly requested indoor air quality parameters: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, VOCs, temperature and humidity. More gases, such as formaldehyde and ozone, can be added simply by swapping one sensor head for another – making these the most versatile monitors on the market today.

Turkish Mayor Prefers AQM60

The Mayor of Bornova, a fast-growing metropolitan district in the region of Izmir, Turkey, has backed a project which sees accurate, real-time air quality information delivered direct to the citizens of his city.

Handheld Monitors Get A Refresh

We’re launching new features on our handheld monitors today: the Series 200, 300, 500.

Our handheld monitors are used the world over and in every kind of application from the factories of Samsung in Korea to the oilfields of Kuwait, not to mention Antarctica! The versatility of interchangeable sensor heads means they can be used for precise indoor and outdoor air quality measurements, as well as for industrial health and safety.

Formaldehyde Sensor For IAQ Monitoring

In response to growing demand from our customers active in the indoor air quality monitoring market, Aeroqual is pleased to announce the release of a formaldehyde sensor option for our handheld, fixed, and IQM60 products.

New team to drive Aeroqual growth

After a period of expansion in products and markets the Board has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mark Templeton, to replace Brett Wells. Mark’s role will be to consolidate Aeroqual’s position as a leader in the emergent field of indicative air quality monitoring and to manage the company through a sustained period of growth.

New Sensor Heads Expand Performance

Three new sensor heads have been added to the Aeroqual product portfolio. All three are based on electrochemical technology. The new CO and SO2 sensors provide greater sensitivity than their GSS counterparts. Codes for these sensors are; carbon monoxide = EC, hydrogen sulphide = EH and sulphur dioxide = ES.

Latest AQM60 Enhancements

We are listening to the market and so the AQM60 continues to evolve to a better product with more options. Some of the notable recent improvements to note are…

AQM60 Gains Worldwide Acceptance

The AQM60 continues to gain acceptance worldwide as a reliable approach to outdoor ambient air quality monitoring. It is based on proven technology, it compliments air quality reference sites and allows for real time modelling of air quality standards and patterns.