Dense Air Quality Sensor Networks

Networks of compact air quality sensors that bridge the gaps between sparse monitoring stations for a more complete picture of air quality.

80
%

WORLD POPULATION LIVING BELOW ACCEPTABLE AIR QUALITY

$250B

GLOBAL ECONOMIC LOSSES DUE TO AIR POLLUTION

8

MONTHS OF REDUCED LIFE EXPECTANCY BY FINE PARTICULATE MATTER IN EU

Complement Existing Measurement Tools with Compact Air Quality Sensors

Currently available reference-grade air quality monitoring stations provide accurate data, but the networks are sparse. Vaisala’s dense network technology makes it possible to complement the existing measurements with compact air quality sensors.

Easy to install on lamp poles, streetlights, or other city infrastructure, these sensors make it economically feasible to construct dense supplementary air quality networks of sensors in a smart city.

By combining the dense air quality measurement data with modern modeling tools, public authorities and the private sector can access high-resolution air quality data for forecasting, benefiting cities and ultimately public health. Specifically, significant gains are made in the following areas:

  • Health: Clean air routing alerts and avoiding local hotspots of particulate matter and toxic gases drive down the exposure to poor air quality.
  • Traffic: Monitoring e.g. PM2.5 and NO2 to verify the effectiveness of clean air zones. Re-routing traffic to limit and prevent creation of local traffic hotspots and street dust (PM10). 
  • Public awareness: Sharing air quality index, route finder and other services for public.
  • Infrastructure: Air filtering and indoor air quality in large residential, office and public complexes can be optimized by taking into account local air quality.
Vaisala team collaborating in office

Learn How Dense Air Quality Networks Work with Smart Cities

Ask us about the big picture. Learn how Vaisala provides better air quality measurement in order to facilitate smart decisions around better health, traffic, and infrastructure.

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