Vehicle emissions remain a major contributor to air pollution in cities worldwide. With global vehicle ownership projected to hit 2 billion by 2020, understanding the impact on air quality and human health is fundamental to future urban planning.
Vehicle pollution monitoring equipment needs to be compact and real-time
Installing reference air quality monitoring systems based on gas analyzer technology is one way to measure road, motorway and highway emissions. But their cost and size limits the number of monitoring locations. In addition, analyzers log only every 30 or 60 minutes, which is often not sufficient temporal resolution for the measurement of air quality at traffic peaks. This places a heavy emphasis on modelling to complete the picture.
Aeroqual enables roadside networks and targeting of “hotspots”
Our emphasis on smaller, more cost effective monitors enables targeted and more dense measurement of roadside emissions. Logging at two minute intervals allows a true picture of pollution at peak exposure. Whether it’s measurement of particulate around tunnels, checking NO2 ‘hotspots’, or long-term monitoring, we have a range of solutions for those building and managing roads and highways, as well as for organisations seeking to mitigate the impact of road transport on urban air quality.
Current sophisticated, expensive ambient air pollution monitoring technology is not economically sustainable as the sole approach and cannot keep up with current needs, specifically new monitoring networks and special purpose monitoring.US EPA: New Generation Air Monitoring Roadmap 2013
Why did the EU choose Aeroqual?