AQS 1 Remediation Air Quality Monitor

AQS 1 Remediation Air Quality Monitor

The AQS 1 Remediation Air Quality Monitor provides simultaneous measurement of multiple particle fractions (TSP, PM10 and PM2.5), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and nitrogen dioxide (optional NO2 gas module available). Measures and reports data in 1-minute intervals with user selectable averaging, delivering highly accurate results with excellent correlation to US EPA reference analyzers. Suitable for use on a range of projects, including on-site remediation, Remediation Management Plans, environmental impact assessments, and industrial hygiene.

Simultaneous measurement of particulate matter (TSP, PM10 & PM2.5) and highly accurate part-per-billion (ppb) detection of VOCs and NO2

Measures and reports data in 1-minute intervals with user selectable averaging – access data anywhere and set alerts via any wireless device

Robust, weatherproof enclosure with solar shielding, suitable for use in most conditions

Product overview

The AQS 1 Remediation Air Quality Monitor is a fully integrated professional ambient air monitor, specifically configured to measure key pollutants found at remediation sites. TSP and PM10 emissions, including dust, are generated from demolition, excavation, soil aerating, recycling and from bulk material stockpiling and transfer. Fine particles such as PM2.5 are emitted in the exhaust from diesel-powered machinery and equipment. VOCs are often released from contaminated soil during excavation, in-situ aerating, stockpiling and during haulage to regulated landfills. On-site remediation and landfills also generate NO2 and NOx emissions from industrial trucks, excavators, loaders, bulldozers, off-road machinery such as pumps and generators.

The AQS 1 is supported by a global distribution network, meaning you’re never too far from a skilled technician ready to provide assistance and spare parts. In addition, Aeroqual’s online training system is free to all our customers, meaning you can become an expert on your AQS system before it even arrives. Housed in a rugged, lockable weatherproof enclosure, it includes an embedded PC and full software system for remote technical support, data management and analytics.

What can it measure?

The AQS 1 can be integrated with noise monitors, weather stations, and vibration sensors, plus our remote data acquisition system, for the complete air quality package for site remediation projects.

The AQS 1 can be configured to measure particulate matter (TSP, PM10, PM2.5, PM1) and up to three gases (O3, NO2, VOCs) simultaneously. For specific applications, see our other pre-configured AQS 1 monitors: AQS 1 Construction, AQS 1 Urban.

Key benefits of Aeroqual products

Key benefits of Aeroqual products
Industry-leading sensor technology

As sensor manufacturers, we know sensors inside and out and have unparalleled expertise in optimizing performance in real-world conditions.

Protect health and safety of workers with real time industrial hygiene air monitoring
Powerful software platform

Leveraging deep integration with our monitoring systems, we deliver software functionality unmatched by off the shelf data acquisition systems.

Key benefits of Aeroqual products
Value-adding services

Using proprietary system diagnostics, we enable proactive maintenance with hassle-free services that virtually eliminate system downtime.

Who is it for?

HSE managers, environmental consultants and industrial hygienists use the AQS 1 Remediation Air Quality Monitor for compliance monitoring, to meet the requirements of Remediation Management Plans, to conduct environmental impact assessments and to ensure sensitive receptors such as workers and the community are not at risk from air pollution.

Practical applications for the AQS 1 Remediation Air Quality Monitor include:

  • On-site remediation; soil aeration; regulated landfills

  • Compliance monitoring; consents/license requirements

  • Remediation Management Plans (RMP)

  • Environmental Impact Assessments

  • Industrial and occupational hygiene

  • Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE)

In future, we will add new gas modules to the AQS 1 – to register your interest please tell us about your application.

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FAQs

The main difference is that the Dust Sentry measures dust and particulate matter (PM), while the AQS can measure particulate matter and up to three gases at the same time. Both are designed for continuous real-time measurement of ambient air.

The AQS can measure particulate matter (PM) and up to three gases at the same time. You can choose from the following parameters:

  • Particulate matter (TSP, PM10, PM2.5, PM1)

  • Gases: ozone, nitrogen dioxide, VOCs

  • Meteorological (temperature, humidity, rain, pressure, wind speed/direction, solar radiation)

  • Noise

No, the AQS only measures ozone, nitrogen dioxide and VOCs.

Yes, the system can be configured with an Optical Particle Counter (Profiler). The Profiler can measure PM1, PM2.5, PM10, and total PM simultaneously.

Are the gas detection levels suited for indoor measurement?

Yes. However, please note that noise is generated by the equipment when it is operating.

Is it easy to install and maintain?

Installation

The AQS can be used almost anywhere – on roofs and lamp posts, by a busy street or an offshore oil rig, in cold and hot climates, on or off-grid. The unit weighs about 12kg so installation is easy; you can get set up or re-locate in under 10 minutes.

Maintenance

This is a low maintenance air quality station and the skills required for operation is relatively low.

How do we calibrate an AQS?

Gas Calibration

There are three types of calibration of the gas module:

  1. Factory calibration pre-shipment is standard on all our instruments.

  2. Field calibration. Typically, only advanced users will need to field calibrate their AQS. All other users can depend upon 12 monthly factory calibration of the gas module.

  3. Factory calibration post-shipment.

Particulate Calibration

All Aeroqual PM engines need to be returned to the Met One Instruments factory in the U.S for service and calibration at the following recommended intervals:

  1. AQS Particle Monitor: 24 Months

  2. AQS Particle Profiler: 12 Months

Aeroqual can arrange for this service. Contact support@aeroqual.com for further details

What is the dimension and weight of an AQS monitor?

483 H x 330 W x 187 D mm (19 H x 13 W x 7.4 D inches) includes solar shield armour and mounting brackets and it weighs <13 kg (28.6 lbs).

Is the AQS a temperature-controlled enclosure?

No. However, the enclosure is a lockable IP65 rated, glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) cabinet with integrated aluminium solar shield armour.

What is the environmental operating range?

The AQS is designed to operate in environments from -10 °C to +45 °C (14 °F to 113 °F)

Can it be solar or battery powered?

Yes. To read more, see this technical note on How to remote/solar power the Dust Monitor.

Can we integrate a third-party weather station in the AQS?

Yes, a power and data interface for designated third party sensors is included.

Here is a list of the environmental sensors that integrate with the AQS system:

  • Gill WindSonic (ultrasonic wind sensor)

  • Vaisala WXT536 (weather transmitter)

  • Met One MSO (weather transmitter)

  • Cirrus MK427 Class 1 (noise sensor)

  • Novalynx Pyranometer (solar radiation)

What communication options are there for access to the instrument?

  • Standard: WIFI

  • Ethernet (LAN)

  • Optional: Cellular IP HSPA 3G modem

Are all the gas module calibrated to NIST standards?

Yes. The AQS is delivered with a NIST-traceable factory calibration.

Can the AQS measure BTEX?

No. For BTEX see our Real-Time BTEX / Benzene Monitor.

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