Comments on: Air Sensors Citizen Science Toolbox https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2014/08/air-sensors-citizen-science-toolbox/ The EPA Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:03:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: SamAtEPA https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2014/08/air-sensors-citizen-science-toolbox/#comment-28776 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:11:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=27330#comment-28776 Thanks for the comment, Lance. I’m going to copy Amanda’s response to Dan as I believe it addresses your question as well.
“There are a variety of air sensor technologies available for citizen scientists interested in monitoring local air quality. EPA encourages new technology development, but does not endorse any products. For more information on conducting an air monitoring citizen science project in your community, the Air Sensor Guidebook is a useful resource for understanding air pollution, choosing appropriate sensors, and developing a study design. Pages 23 and 24 of the Air Sensor Guidebook list several available air pollution sensors and their performance characteristics.”
Here is the direct link to the Air Sensor Guidebook – http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=277996&simpleSearch=1&searchAll=air+sensor+guidebook
If you just scroll down a bit and click “Air Sensor Guidebook” under the section titled “URLs/Downloads,” you can access the information Amanda mentioned in her response.

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By: Lance Ledet https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2014/08/air-sensors-citizen-science-toolbox/#comment-28775 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:10:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=27330#comment-28775 Where can I obtain the sensor, I work in the algae pond business and need to know what is in the air and the CO2 amount in the air among other gasses.

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By: Amanda Kaufman https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2014/08/air-sensors-citizen-science-toolbox/#comment-28774 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:08:05 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=27330#comment-28774 There are many applications where air sensors can be used to monitor local air quality. Section 5.1 of the Air Sensor Guide discusses application areas, including those for educational purposes. In addition, Section 4 discusses how to collect useful data and sensor placement.

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By: Amanda Kaufman https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2014/08/air-sensors-citizen-science-toolbox/#comment-28773 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:07:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=27330#comment-28773 Thank you for your question. There are a variety of air sensor technologies available for citizen scientists interested in monitoring local air quality. EPA encourages new technology development, but does not endorse any products. For more information on conducting an air monitoring citizen science project in your community, the Air Sensor Guidebook is a useful resource for understanding air pollution, choosing appropriate sensors, and developing a study design. Pages 23 and 24 of the Air Sensor Guidebook list several available air pollution sensors and their performance characteristics.

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By: Dan Fedak https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2014/08/air-sensors-citizen-science-toolbox/#comment-28772 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:05:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=27330#comment-28772 I am A Vocational Teacher. One of the courses I instruct is “The Green Environment” …….. basically LEED version 3…….. out of date yes ! But funding can’t buy version 4………. The Citizen Science Monitor sounds like a good idea but it’s portability would impact precise locations of VOC’s. If Sick Building Syndrome was suspected, I could see occupants with these monitors.

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By: Dan Fedak https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2014/08/air-sensors-citizen-science-toolbox/#comment-28771 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:05:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=27330#comment-28771 Where can I get the Citizen Science monitor ? My mom lives in the city ….. would like to test her air.

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