‘SmogBox’ portable nitrogen dioxide monitor launched

Stroud-based air quality monitoring and equipment supplier Enviro Technology Services (ET) has launched the ‘SmogBox’ portable nitrogen dioxide (NO2) monitoring unit.

Approved under the Environment Agency’s MCERTS monitoring certification scheme, the battery-powered, wheeled station is suitable for on-the-move measurements or for monitoring for short durations in fixed locations, ET claims.

(l-r) Mike Webley, sales director, ET, and Stefanie Hughes, air quality officer, City of London Corporation, test the unit in the Square Mile

The unit also has the option to include a GPS-enabled web-logger to track NO2 concentrations based on geographical positioning.

Commenting on the new product, ET’s sales director, Mike Webley, said: “I recently took our SmogBox to London on the train and underground and made measurements along the way including walking through the City of London. The SmogBox will run for around six hours on the standard battery pack it is supplied with and it weighs no more than my wife’s suitcase when we go on holiday!

“ET has often been asked by customers for Defra approved, portable AQ systems that can measure NO2 accurately, precisely and to a standard that can stand-up to data scrutiny and we think our new SmogBox ticks all of these boxes.”

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ET is a leading seller and elaser of equipment, systems and services covering the monitoring of ambient air quality (AQM), continuous emissions (CEM) and indoor air quality.

The company also supplies cutting-edge analytical equipment for scientific, process and research monitoring including the monitoring of greenhouse and toxic gases.

Early this year, ET was announced as one of the suppliers to the nationwide Automatic Urban and Rural Network (AURN), supplying new and replacement particulate monitors to be used at monitoring sites across the country.

This included BAM 1020 particulate monitors for PM10, PM2.5 and PM coarse (PM10 and PM2.5 combined) as part of an eventual replacement programme of up to 100 particulate monitors.

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