ASHRAE Ireland Chapter - Technical Seminar
“Can a Low-Cost Air Quality Monitor Offer Near-Reference level Data? ”
Panelist: Bruno Beloff Co Founder, South Coast Science
Chair: Dr. Daniel Coakley, Secretary, ASHRAE Ireland
Date/Time: Thursday, May 27th, 2021 (1:00 - 2:00 PM BST)
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcuusqzMrGtwpR9H-YpKbRuH_saVztxMg
Most countries around the world rely on government reference stations to monitor background air quality. Whilst very accurate, they are also very expensive and are normally fixed in position. In recent years, as more has become known about air quality, we have leant that not only does it vary from street to street but also within the street itself. This highlights one of the inadequacies of reference systems which is the very low spacial resolution of data. This has fuelled the so-called ‘low-cost’ ambient air quality sector and has propelled the development of smaller, portable systems. The development of an ambient monitor offering near-reference level performance has become one companies obsession.
About the Speaker:
Bruno Beloff graduated in 1985 with MA in theoretical linguistics and artificial intelligence, then promptly accepted a job as an electronic engineer. A recurring goal in his life is to help bridge the gap between commercial IT developments and the needs of academic researchers.
Bruno has been working on air quality monitoring since 2013. In 2016, he co-founded South Coast Science Limited, whose primary focus is to offer a common digital front-end for electrochemical sensors and particulate monitors, together with an open infrastructure for air quality data.