Category Archives: Air Quality Monitoring

When Do You Have Air Quality and Health Problems?

When’s the worst time for air quality? What season is pollution at its poorest?

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 72Perhaps you believe it’s winter with the inversion layers keeping particulates in the air that you breathe into your lungs.

Or perhaps summer with the ozone sticking around from high heat. Maybe it’s spring with all of the pollen, dust, and other allergens getting blown around.

In the end, it depends on where you and your family live, but air quality issues are becoming more common all year round. What’s goin’ on?


New research suggests that plants are a big part of air pollution when it’s really hot outside. Don’t we want trees and plants to clean the air. It’s pretty surprising that during heat waves plants emit more chemicals that react and form ozone.

Of course there are lots of other sources for poor air quality like food choices since every action has a cost. And cities like Salt Lake City, Utah, are taking steps to improve urban air quality. This includes better transportation alternatives, like electric or natural gas, and switching refineries to different fuels.


Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 73Improving your air quality helps you immediately feel better and has long-term benefits like a longer life.

According to this MIT study, air pollution in China causes thousands of death every day, millions per year.

Poor air quality contributes to an early death from things like cancers and heart, lung, and stroke disorders.

A lot of the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone (O3) in our lungs is due to transportation vehicles and exhausts.


Is air quality worse than it’s been in previous years, or are we just more aware of it now?

Environmental protection agencies are issuing more air quality alerts all over the US.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 71Here are a few examples:


So now what can we, YOU and I, do about it?

Tools.Valarm.net Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensors Air Quality Fire Risk Weather Pollution Web DashboardsCities, government agencies, and other organizations are deploying more monitoring systems to remotely monitor our environment, especially air and water.

With today’s technologies like Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) sensors, it’s easier and more cost-effective to measure our environment than ever before.

And this means less toxins and safer environments for all of us. Do you want better health for you and your family?

Is Your Air Quality Getting Better or Worse?

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 50Your air quality can damage you and your family’s health. The air you breathe every day can contribute to health issues like cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

It’s challenging to remotely monitor air quality. And what are the most destructive air pollutants when it comes to You and Your Family’s health? Ozone, nitrous oxides, ammonia, smog, sulfur dioxide, dust or particulate matter like PM2.5?

This article from Science magazine breaks down our world’s most dangerous cities in terms of air quality. You’ll see that a lot of gigantic cities around the world have citizens at risk. Residents of Los Angeles, California, Beijing, China, and Karachi, India, are exposed to high amounts of ozone / O3.  Have a look at the maps in the article that give you an idea of air quality levels around the world.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 44According to this Reuters article, China’s air quality has gotten significantly worse this year compared to last year. California has passed the strictest methane emissions regulations in the United States.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 51See this story for more about how the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Southern California Air Quality Management District (SC – AQMD) monitor and enforce compliance of air quality emissions like methane. And have a look here for how folks in the Los Angeles Inland Empire are rallying for cleaner air quality goals.

More communities around the world are becoming involved in improving their air quality. Events like air quality expos raise awareness of air pollution issues. Take a gander at this article for more info on green plans and an air quality expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Tools.Valarm.net Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensors Air Quality Fire Risk Weather Pollution Web DashboardsWhat can you do right now to help with your air quality?

Fortunately, with modern air quality sensors, you have effective air quality monitoring stations readily available for you and your teams.

Your organization can rapidly deploy air quality monitoring solutions so you’ll know exactly what’s happening remotely with air pollution. Need to receive real-time alerts? How about see air quality information on 2D and 3D maps as well as custom dashboards? All of this is quick and easy with these air quality monitoring systems.


industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsQuestions?

I’m happy to help your organization monitor air quality and pollution. Or water, vehicles, or anything else.

Please don’t hesitate to send me a message at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions.

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Remotely Monitoring Mobile Assets like Fleet Vehicles, Trucks, Trailers, Pumps, Generators, Motors, Tires, Temperatures, Tanks, Vacuums, Pumps, Equipment, and Anything Else with Industrial Internet of Things / IoT Sensors

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 23How do organizations like yours effectively monitor mobile assets?

You’ll save time and money when you remotely monitor your valuable, moving things like vehicles, trucks, or trailers with industrial equipment like tanks, vacuums, or pumps.

The Industrial Internet of Things / IoT continues to grow and help you run your business better.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 37You can witness IIoT expanding with the making of more and more global conference events like Mobile World Congress, IoT Global, and IoT Evolution Expo.

Now how do you make IoT improve the lives and safety of you and your teams?

Whether you’re part of an organization, city, or business, IIoT remote monitoring solutions will help.


Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Air Quality Water Pollution Industrial IoT Sensors 48Say you’ve got a fleet of vehicles and/or industrial equipment. What’s going on right now with that equipment? Is it inside or outside of a geofence? Need to be alerted if a generator or pump is turned on or off?

Above are some examples, and keep in mind you can literally monitor anything, anywhere. Tank levels and volumes? Yep! On trucks and trailers? Absolutely.

Monitoring your industrial equipment in the cloud means you have situational awareness wherever you are. Sensor hardware made by manufacturers around the world, like Doran Manufacturing, connect and monitor fleet vehicle tire pressures and temperatures with a TPMS / Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

Whenever you want to know what’s going on, with anything that’s important for you, all you need to do is launch your favorite web browser on any device. You can configure custom SMS text message or e-mail alerts that you’ll receive whenever anything isn’t how you want it / not up to your spec.


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Every day more companies, organization, and businesses around the world are monitoring mobile and stationary assets with Industrial IoT devices. Have a look at this overview on monitoring mobile industrial equipment, fleet vehicles, trucks, and trailers.


cropped-air-quality-Tank-Monitoring-Sensors-Remote-Telemetry-gases-pollution-particulates-industrial-equipment-trucks-trailers-Tools-Valarm-net-water-Industrial-IoT-applications.jpgNeed to monitor air or water?

Water, fluids, and air are increasingly valuable assets we need to monitor effectively. Take a gander below to learn how Industrial Internet of Things sensors give your organization the edge in monitoring remotely:


industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsQuestions?

Please don’t hesitate to send me a message at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions.

I’m happy to help you deploy your most effective remote monitoring solution for your specific needs.

Does Poor Air Quality Hurt You and Your Family’s Health? Does Air Pollution Cause Alzheimer’s Disease

Does Bad Air Quality Cause Health Problems like Alzheimer’s Disease?

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What do you think? Surprisingly, this article details how a 10 year study tells you the link between Alzheimer’s Disease, Air Quality, and Pollution.

The results show that when you breathe polluted air you increase your likelihood of developing dementia. Poor air quality and particulates can be caused by a variety of sources like exhaust from vehicles, buses, cars, and trucks.

You might have figured that air quality and pollution negatively affect your health. Particularly when it comes to health risks and problems like lung disease, asthma, and cardiovascular disease. Now you’re seeing how smog and poor air quality also hurt your brain.


Where in your world are the best and worst countries for air quality indexes and pollution?

When it comes to air quality, how does the U.S. stack up vs. China, the European Union and other countries around the world?

You probably guessed that China has some of the worst issues with air quality indexes. You’d be right as far as this story says. The article lists the good, the bad, and the ugly on air quality in countries around the world. Results are included based on findings by organizations like the World Health Organization / WHO.


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What will you do about air quality and pollution?

air-quality-monitoring-3d-pollution-map-mapping-pm2-5-ozone-nitrous-oxides-sulfur-dioxide-so2-no2-nox-o3-pm1-pm10All of this information looks pretty grim for you and me. However, we’re also lucky that right now, at this instant, it’s easier than ever to remotely monitor air quality!

With Industrial Internet of Things / IoT Sensors and Devices there are rapidly deployable, effective Air Quality Monitoring Systems like these.

You, your community, teams, and organization can effectively monitor anything, anywhere, with Tools.Valarm.net. Whether you  need to monitor Ozone / O3, Sulfur Dioxide / SO2, Nitrous Oxides / NOx, Metal Oxides, Nitrogen Dioxide / NO2, Hydrogen Sulfide / H2S, Dust, Particulates and Particulate Matter Like PM1, PM2.5, PM10. Or anything else!


Questions?

industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsPlease don’t hesitate to talk to me, Edward, at Info@Valarm.net!

I’m happy to talk with you and your teams about monitoring anything your organization needs to monitor. Whether it’s air quality, pollution, water, fluids, water quality, tanks, water usage, industrial fleet vehicles, trucks, trailers, equipment, and/or any other assets.

 

Air Pollution Around Our World – How Do You Measure and Monitor An Air Quality Index?

Air quality pollution index remote monitoring Industrial IoT Internet of Things IIoT Sensors Devices Measure PM2.5 Ozone Ammonia Sulfur Dioxide Nitrous OxidesHow bad is your air quality getting to be? It’s clearly a problem in our world that’s getting more attention.

In Oslo, Norway, diesel cars and vehicles have been banned for days due to acute hazardous air pollution. And this write-up explains how all of northern India fails to meet basic air quality standards.

Air quality indexes and standards are based on what sensors measure in the environment. Gnarly gases and things like Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Particulate Matter (PM2.5), Ozone (O3), Nitrous Oxides (NOx), Ammonia (NH3), and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2).

Why care? Would you believe that in Europe more people die each year from air quality problems than  from car, vehicle, and road traffic accidents? Sounds crazy to me, but this report explains to you how that’s true.

What can you do to help? Changes in society are will help. No one wants to be told what to do, but it’s mentioned in this article that you can help by eating less meat, driving less cars, taking public transit, and other things that may seem obvious. Lifestyle changes are difficult, yet walking more might help your health too.


  • air-quality-monitoring-3d-pollution-map-mapping-pm2-5-ozone-nitrous-oxides-sulfur-dioxide-so2-no2-nox-o3-pm1-pm10How does air pollution contribute to your air quality index?
  • How do your and your organizations know what your current air quality is?
  • What can be done to measure and monitor air quality?

Fortunately, Industrial Internet of Things / IoT sensor devices give you a cost-effective, affordable way to monitor air quality in many locations. Measurements happen in real-time and can be used for alerts, analysis, and predictions.

RemoteMonitoringAirQualityBoxMeasureAirPollutionIndex Sensors Industrial IoT PM2.5 VOCs Ozone Ammonia Nitrous OxidesHave a look at this air quality monitoring systems and solutions page with stories on how private, public, and government agencies like Air Quality Management District / AQMD in California effectively monitor air quality.

Please don’t hesitate to talk to me at Info@Valarm.net about how we can work together to monitor air quality and make our world cleaner and safer.

Your World’s Air Quality & Water Pollution – Toxic Algae + SO2 / Sulfur Dioxide


How’s your air quality?

remotemonitoringairqualityboxagriculturesoilmoistureYears ago the EPA set safety levels for the airborne pollutant SO2 – Sulfur Dioxide.

So you might think that you and your family’s air complies with the standard and you’re not breathing gnarly, toxic gases, pollutants, and chemicals every day. Not so easy.

In Missouri there are coal power plants nearby the houses of citizens. This article explains how it may still be a number of years before sulfur dioxide monitoring stations are deployed around the Labadie Energy Center.

SO2 / Sulfur Dioxide isn’t the only airborne contaminant that’s harmful to your health. Ozone / O3, Nitrous Oxides / NOx,  Nitrogen Dioxide / NO2, and Particulate Matter like Dust and PM2.5 are known to cause damage and reduce your lifespan.

air-quality-monitoring-3d-pollution-map-mapping-pm2-5-ozone-nitrous-oxides-sulfur-dioxide-so2-no2-nox-o3-pm1-pm10However, you don’t want to wait for years for the government to do something about your air quality. If you want to take action, and are driven to make a difference, I believe that you can solve just about any issue. Today you’ve got EPA-grade, quality, cost-effective, cloud-based Industrial IoT gateways and Internet of Things devices and sensors.

For a fraction of the cost you can deploy your own air quality monitoring network to be confident and aware of your health, safety, and security. What’s to stop you from doing something about your environment

Please don’t hesitate to chat with me if you’ve got any questions or need help deploying air quality, water, or any other remote monitoring sensor networks.


Now how about your water?

industrial-iot-water-monitoring-air-quality-pollution-remote-internet-of-things-sensor-devicesHopefully you don’t have any toxic algae blooming near your home! How does that happen like in Lake Okeechobee in Florida? Toxic algae can happen anywhere. Especially where there are tons of nitrogen, phosphorous, and fertilization runoff entering local lakes.

Warm temperatures and other environmental factors can also contribute to cyanobacteria / blue-green algae seeming to take over and infest your coastlines and/or waterways. As this article explains, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers discharged a large volume of an algae infested lake’s water.

This nutrient-polluted water was discharged in order to prevent flooding. However, you can see it had other effects as well. Our earth requires such a precious balance. It’s challenging when you try to fix 1 issue and another one results.

internet-of-things-fleet-vehicle-tracking-industrial-equipment-assets-air-quality-h2s-no2-pm2-5-water-tanks-fluidsToday you, your family, community, and organizations have a variety of options for water and fluid monitoring. Industrial Internet of Things sensors and IoT devices give you affordable, rapidly deployable remote monitoring solutions. Whether you need to monitor water usage, fluid levels, mobile water and fluids in tanks on fleet vehicles, water quality, air quality, pollution, or anything else, it’s easier than you think.


What are You going to do about it?

Please don’t hesitate to send me a message at Info@Valarm.net. I’ll be happy to help you and your organization. With monitoring air quality, water, pollution, assets, or anything else you need to monitor.

 

You And Your Family’s Health and Death Caused By Pollution And Bad Air Quality In Your Community?

Air Quality Exposures, Dangers, & Risks

Could you and your family be at risk for early death due to air quality?

air-quality-monitor-pollution-pm2-5-gases-ozone-nitrogen-oxides-airquality-monitoranythinganywhere-comA recent European Environment Agency, EEA, stated that Italy and the United Kingdom have the highest estimated early deaths caused by poor air quality.

Your health is harmed by air quality factors like:

  • NO2 – Nitrogen dioxide
  • PM2.5 – Fine particulate matter
  • O3 – Ozone

The EEA report analyzed air quality information over a 14 year period, from the year 2000 – 2014.

Harmful things like NOaffect your respiratory system. Bad air quality hurts your health and cuts your life short.

Over 7 million people die every year as a result of illnesses from pollution.

See the full story here on the recent EU air quality study. You’ll be surprised at how damaging your environment can be if you’re in an area with bad air quality.


What will you do about it?

Each day air quality will become a bigger focus for communities around the world. Here are a few ideas for you to help you, your family, and your community’s health:

What are your ideas? Tell me and let’s work together to help out.

What does your organization need to start building and setting up your infrastructure for Industrial IoT and remote monitoring systems?

First things first. Even with remote monitoring, sensor telemetry, and Industrial IoT.

And the 1st question usually is –

“What would you like to know about your business environment that you currently do NOT know, or find that information costly, slow, or dangerous to acquire?”

In response to that question above, organizations and businesses start saying –

“Can you monitor … X, Y, AND Z?!?”

The answer is always yes. And it is always, tremendously cost-effective compared to your current situation. Today, you can literally Monitor Anything, Anywhere!

How does your organization get started with Remote Monitoring and Industrial IoT?

valarm-tank-monitoring-solar-wifi-cost-effective-agrx-tanks-sensors-valarm-tools-cloud-0-1There are 2 key things to know from the beginning about the location of your remote monitoring deployment:

  1. Your power source
  2. Internet availability

Now how about those power sources?

Is there standard wall mains power, like 110V in the U.S., available to plug into?

Or will you need solar panels? If you need solar power, then how sunny is your location throughout the year? This will tell you what wattage and size of solar panels you’ll need. It’ll also determine the size and juice you’ll need for your back up batteries.

And how do you connect your industrial IoT sensors FOR REMOTE MONITORING?

How will the remote sensor monitoring information get sent to Industrial IoT Cloud Tools? If there’s no connection to the internet then you’re not going to be doing any Industrial IoT sensor telemetry.

Fortunately, the internet is available just about anywhere these days. So which internet connectivity is most cost-effective for you?

industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsYour remote monitoring deployments might be stationary like those that monitor air quality or water wells.

If you’re monitoring assets that aren’t going anywhere fast, then plain ol’ WiFi or ethernet will provide you with cost savings over satellite or GSM mobile cell networks.

If the assets you need to monitor are mobile, like vehicles, then mobile cell network may be your best bet.

Hope that gets you, your teams, and your organizations started with Industrial IoT and remote sensor monitoring. It’s quicker, easier, and more cost-effective than you think. If you’ve got any questions, please don’t hesitate to talk to me at Info@Valarm.net.