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ION Science are showcasing the latest air quality sensing technology at the AHR Expo in Atlanta

ION Science are showcasing the latest air quality sensing technology at the AHR Expo in Atlanta

06 February 2023

ION Science, a world-leading OEM in the development, manufacture, and supply of PID sensors, has just formally announced the addition of a high-specification Particulate Matter (PM) sensor to its growing portfolio, further supporting the company’s status as a global leader in sensor supply and service.

ION Science’s sensor range is widely recognised as the best available on the market, now with the addition of NextPM, manufactured by TERA Sensor, this compliments the PID offering, providing OEMs a wider solution for air quality management.

AHR, showcases companies who are inventing the future of HVAC. HVAC systems are a key component of modern buildings and are responsible for controlling crucial aspects of building occupant comfort, including temperature, humidity, and air quality.

Two key air quality pollutants that ION Science can now detect are particulate matter and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Particulate matter pollution is an enormous problem across the world. An estimated 91% of the world’s population lives in areas where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. Particulate matter sensors measure the quantity and size of (fine) dust particles, with both parameters influencing air quality. ION Science is committed to protecting lives and preserving the environment by offering pioneering gas sensing technology that monitors and improves air quality.

The NextPM sensor now available from ION, has been independently verified by the South Coast AQMD as the world’s best-performing, low-cost particulate sensor and will be showcased for the first time by ION on the stand C7056 at AHR.

Volatile organic compounds have a high vapor pressure and low water solubility. Many VOCs are human-made chemicals that are used and produced in the manufacture of paints, pharmaceuticals, and refrigerants.

VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are typically higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors and the easiest way to manage VOCs inside of buildings is a ventilation system.

Monitoring VOCs, both indoor and outdoor is important, to ensure that harmful levels are not reached, the PID sensor variants most suitable for air quality monitoring are:

  • MiniPID 2 PPB Sensor is optimised to low-end ppb sensitivity while offering a wide dynamic range and is perfect for measuring indoor and outdoor air quality over a wide range of environments.
  • MiniPID 2 HS Sensor is the most sensitive VOC sensor on the market designed for high sensitivity applications, allowing sub ppb measurement.
  • MiniPID 2 10.0 eV sensor is a good choice for spaces that require selective measurement of highly toxic VOCs such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene.

ION Science’s PID technology is ideal for air quality and emissions monitoring purposes, thanks to the patented fence electrode technology found in all ION Science MiniPID sensors, this helps to eliminate false positives, delivering reliable results.

Using the two gas sensing technologies (MiniPID sensors and NextPM particulate sensors) in combination, is an effective way to monitor air quality and emissions for the safeguarding of human and environmental health.

See ION Science’s full range of sensors and understand more about how to deploy the technology, visit the ION Science on stand C7056 at AHR Expo.

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