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Portable Gas Chromatograph

ID: 2017-033 Portable Remote Air Quality Monitor


Principal Investigator: Jaron Hansen

Portable Remote Air Quality Monitor

Today, more than 80% of people living in urban areas are exposed to poor air quality levels that exceed limits established by the World Health Organization (WHO), and an estimated 2 million people die each year from air pollution related causes. According to Dr. Flavia Bustreo, WHO Assistant-Director General, “Air pollution is a major cause of disease and death…When dirty air blankets our cities the most vulnerable urban populations—the youngest, oldest and poorest—are the most impacted.” As urban air quality declines, the risk of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including asthma, increase within local populations. Air quality monitoring devices (AQM’s) are used by public and private organizations to check any violation in air quality standards, gather information and knowledge for corrective and preventive air pollution measures, and monitor wind based dispersion of chemical pollutants. The current invention embodies a novel portable air quality monitoring device that can remotely measure and transmit air quality data from both urban and rural locations.

About the Market:

By 2021, the air quality monitoring market is expected to reach $5.64 billion, Growing at a CAGR of 8.5%. Governments worldwide have established regulations in support of effective air pollution monitoring and control and are implementing initiatives to develop environmentally friendly industries. Furthermore, key factors such as increasing public and private funding for effective air pollution monitoring, rising global levels of air pollution, and increasing public awareness of air pollution health risks are expected to fuel this market’s growth. In many Asian countries such as China and India, there is currently a high demand for air quality products, and worldwide demand will continue to climb as the petrochemical and power generation industries continue to operate at current levels, emitting billions of tons of airborne pollutants each year.

For more information, contact Mike Alder (801-422-3049)

Links and Resources

  1. Inventor Webpage - Jaron Hansen
  2. Inventor Webpage - Daniel Austin
  3. Austin Research Group - Webpage