Atmospheric particulate matter is classified as a carcinogen by IARC and WHO as the particulates are able to penetrate deep into the lungs and blood streams. PM2.5, particulates smaller than 2.5um, is especially harmful according to studies.
PM2.5 particulates originate from both natural sources (volcanoes, grassland fires, etc.) and burning of fossil fuels. Concentration of PM2.5 in the environment changes due to several factors like wind direction, temperature and proximity to source of pollutant. However, current PM2.5 monitoring is difficult, expensive, and sparse.
This technology implements both low-cost PM2.5 sensing module and a cloud-based platform to curate data globally in real-time.
PM2.5 sensor modules features an optical chamber sensing design capable of:
Industrial-grade PM2.5 sensors are costly to procure and maintain. Solution from this technology provider is similarly accurate, at a lower cost and optional battery-backed operation makes it easy to deploy for fine-grained monitoring of environmental pollutant.
Data from the sensors curated on the cloud is used for real-time monitoring, analysis, and prediction.
Internet connected, real-time monitoring of PM2.5