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London’s air quality goes online
Detailed information on London’s air pollution will today start to be published on breathelondon.org, the website for a new collaborative project to paint a clearer picture of the city’s air quality. The readings are being provided by a network of AQMesh air quality monitoring pods supplied and installed by Air Monitors, part of the ACOEM Group. The AQMesh pods are stationary – mostly mounted discreetly on lamp posts, but the pod data is being supplemented by measurements from instruments that have been installed by Air Monitors in two Google Street View Cars, as they travel the city’s st..
Glasgow schools seek to lower vehicle pollution
Schools near Glasgow have been monitoring air quality as part of a project aiming to reduce the levels of pollution emitted by vehicles as they drop off and collect children. The project is part of a ‘Beat the Street’ initiative that was granted £50,000 from a new £1million fund to increase walking, cycling and sustainable travel in Scotland. The overall aim is to cut Scotland's carbon emissions, improve air quality, reverse the trend towards sedentary lifestyles and tackle health inequalities. The Environmental Health department of East Renfrewshire Council supplied and installed the three..
ACOEM expands its smart cities presence through acquisition of Air Monitors Ltd in the UK
London, 1 July 2019. ACOEM Group has accelerated its international expansion plans with the acquisition of Air Monitors Ltd, the exclusive distribution partner of ECOTECH® products in the United Kingdom.  Air Monitors Ltd represents many of the world’s leading environmental technology manufacturers and is recognised by leading government and industry bodies for its expertise in air quality monitoring technologies that help determine the impact of air pollution.  Jim Mills, founder and managing director of Air Monitors Ltd, was instrumental in the recent implementation of an air quality ..
Innovative Guardian film uses AQMesh to expose air pollution
Supporting the aims of Clean Air Day (20th June 2019), the Guardian has published a short film demonstrating the changing levels of pollution that children are exposed to as they walk to school in London. The film can be viewed here: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/video/2019/jun/19/toxic-school-run-how-polluted-is-the-air-that-children-breathe-video The Guardian Cities team worked closely with their colleagues in multimedia to create a film showing real-time air quality data as a mother takes her young children to school in north London. The video features mother-of-two Natasa pushing a..
Monitoring ship emissions in Greenwich
An £80,000 network of air pollution monitors, funded by the Port of London Authority (PLA), is in place, ready to record the effect of emissions locally from cruise ships docking in Greenwich this summer. Installed in partnership with Breathe London and the borough councils covering both Greenwich and Tower Hamlets, the eight monitoring stations, all located close to the Greenwich Ship Tier landing stage, will capture data around the clock with the raw data available via the websites of both the PLA and Breathe London. A full analysis of the results will be published in early 2020. Suppl..
Colin Craggs hangs up his boots
After a distinguished career in air quality instrumentation, Colin Craggs has retired from his longstanding role as a senior member of the Air Monitors sales team. Colin retires on a high, having personally achieved over £1 million in sales during 2017 and significantly more in 2018. This success is partly due to the growing concern with air pollution which is driving the need to monitor, but is also testament to the depth of knowledge and experience that Colin was able to share with his customers. Born in Wolsingham, County Durham in 1956, Colin first worked in the minerals processing indu..
New member of the technical sales team
Air Monitors is delighted to announce the addition of Craig Sexton to its technical sales team. Craig will be based in Barnsley and responsible for customers and prospects in northern England. Welcoming Craig to the team, Air Monitors MD Jim Mills says: “This is an exciting time to join our company. Public, media and government concern about air pollution has never been higher, and we have recently secured a number of major contracts for the leading-edge monitoring technologies that we provide and service. “Air quality improvement measures are informed by accurate air quality data and th..
New range of portable web-enabled particle monitors
As concern grows with the effects of both indoor and outdoor particulate pollution, Air Monitors has launched a new range of advanced monitors that improve the flexibility with which measurements can be undertaken. Compliant with strict international standards, the Particles Plus monitors employ a range of patented technologies to simplify the collection of accurate air quality data including particulates, temperature, and relative humidity. The instruments monitor PM1, PM 2.5, PM5, PM10 and TPM (and any other PM size specified by the user) with an easy-to-use Channel Management control pan..
Mayor adds 10 hospitals to London air quality monitoring network
Ten hospitals in the most polluted areas of London will be equipped with new air quality monitors to measure levels of toxic air and help protect patients and staff. Hospital patients, including young children and the elderly, are most vulnerable to the harmful health effects of air pollution, especially those suffering with respiratory conditions. The air quality instruments will be supplied and installed by Air Monitors, one of the Breathe London partners. Air Monitors MD Jim Mills said: “Air quality improvement measures should be targeted to protect the most vulnerable people. Therefore,..
London Mayor launches world’s most sophisticated air quality monitoring network
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched the world’s most advanced and comprehensive network of air quality monitors to help investigate and improve London’s toxic air. ‘Breathe London’ will use a range of cutting-edge fixed and mobile sensors to build up a real-time, hyperlocal image of London’s air quality. The data these monitors collect from across the capital will provide an unprecedented level of detail about London’s air quality crisis and deliver new insight into the sources of pollution. The technology company Air Monitors designed and installed the network of AQMesh air qu..
Huge interest in Air Monitors at AQE Show
The Air Monitors stand at AQE 2018 featured a wide variety of the latest technologies for both outdoor and indoor air quality monitoring, several of which featured in the company’s three workshops; all of which were extremely well attended - standing room only. For example, David Green described projects in which formaldehyde monitors and AQMesh pods are being used to measure indoor air quality. In one application raised levels of NO coincided with peak building ventilation, and outside monitors confirmed that NO, a precursor to NO2, was being drawn into the building. David explained that ..
AQMesh pods measure the effects of cruise ship emissions on local air quality
AQMesh pods have been used in a project at the Port of Kiel, Germany, to measure emissions of nitrous oxides (NOx) and fine particulate matter (PM) around the port's cruise ship terminal. In just one year, the port received 166 visits by 33 different cruise ships, bringing a record breaking 600,000 visitors into the city. Emissions from the cruise ship terminal and its impact on local air quality has been the subject of discussion for some time, because the city’s reference stations indicate that nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels regularly exceed the World Health Organisation’s annual mean limi..
Poster competition raises air quality awareness in Scotland
Air Monitors has sponsored a competition among Scottish schools as part of an initiative to raise awareness of air pollution issues around the time of the Clean Air Day in June and during the Year of Young People. Environmental Protection Scotland (EPS) coordinated many of the air quality events and staff from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) contributed by running a series of programmes with schools across Edinburgh. Prior to the competition, the schools utilised SEPA’s national ‘Learn About Air’ teaching package (www.learnaboutair.com); a dedicated primary and secondary..
Why is Air Monitors winning so many contracts?            ...come to AQE 2018 and find out
Visitors to AQE 2018 may be wondering how Air Monitors Ltd has managed to win so many contracts over the last year, but a trip to stands 51/52 will leave them in no doubt. The Air Monitors booth will be packed with the market’s leading air monitoring equipment, employing technologies that are in high demand. The stars of the show will be AQMesh pods and FIDAS particulate monitors, both of which have featured prominently in recent major projects. FIDAS is rapidly becoming the instrument of choice for monitoring ambient particulates because it measures all fractions of interest simultaneous..
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