Praxis monitors used to identify particulate hotspots at HS2 site
Are you compliant with new EU Air Quality Monitoring standards?
Image caption: Praxis/Cube2 used outdoors, on a construction site and indoors, in an office space.
South Coast Science is pleased to launch Praxis/Cube2, a 2 gas version of the original Praxis/Cube, as the latest addition to its product line-up. An iteration of the award winning Praxis/Cube, it adds a second gas sensor to the specification of the original, to complement measurement of PM1, PM2.5 and PM10.
Designed in response to the needs of air quality consultants and local authorities, the Praxis/Cube2 offers the same high levels of precision when monitoring indoor or outdoor pollution levels, despite the influence of varying temperature and humidity when monitoring outdoors.
For ease of use, the same monitor can be moved without needing recalibration and inbuilt GPS confirms the location of each data point.
What kind of monitoring is the Praxis/Cube2 ideal for?
The most pragmatic combination of sensors will be CO2 (the main indicator of indoor air quality) with NO2 or O3 (the most prevalent gaseous outdoor air pollutants). CO2 and NO2 are available immediately, O3 will be available later.
Why measure indoor and outdoor air quality?
In a 2023 report by POST (the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology), the air pollutants of greatest concern for urban outdoor air quality in the UK were named as particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and ozone. Air pollution in the UK is estimated to cost the NHS at least £1.6 billion in the period 2017 – 2025.
Research also shows that indoor air quality is an equal, if not greater threat to human health, especially as we spend the majority of our time indoors.
Pressure will continue to increase on local government and industry to monitor air quality and manage local pollution levels and the new Praxis/Cube2 is ready to support users with these increasing compliance requirements.
Is your air quality data reliable ?
Not all commercially available air quality monitors are equal in terms of performance. While many perform well indoors, where the environment is generally controlled, outdoor monitors are affected by changes of temperature and relative humidity, so some instruments perform far less well outdoors.
At South Coast Science, our monitors are designed to mitigate these effects and provide accurate, real-world data. Don’t just take our word for it, though: recent research by the University of Birmingham demonstrated that Praxis instruments are able to pinpoint pollution hotspots on industrial sites. South Coast Science’s proprietary error-correction algorithm means the Praxis/Cube2 offers a level of precision necessary to guide effective action to reduce air pollution and to evidence the impact for you or your clients’ ESG reporting.
If you’d like to find out more about the latest addition to the Praxis line, or about the third-party validation of our air quality monitors, please contact David Johnson, our Sales Director.