• EarthSense, is working with health, safety, and environmental (HSE) solution specialist, Sedulitas to distribute their air quality sensors to businesses in Africa.
    Sedulitas Managing Director, Peter-John Jacobs and Maintenance Technician, Sifiso Mthiyane with the Zephyr® Sensor

Air Monitoring

EarthSense, is working with health, safety, and environmental (HSE) solution specialist, Sedulitas to distribute their air quality sensors to businesses in Africa.

Feb 08 2021

The partnership sees Sedulitas become a new distributor of Zephyr® air quality sensors to companies across the consulting, petrochemicals, construction, and mining sectors as well as clean air associations in South Africa and into the wider continent. The project will help inform a series of initiatives such as identifying pollution hotspots, sources and outlining workers’ exposure to pollution.

Zephyr® sensors provide important data for use in a wide range of applications to mitigate air pollution. For example, construction workers can monitor air quality pre, during and post construction works to outline sustainable building methods, identify air quality baselines, and use measured data for reporting and compliance studies. Mining companies can use the air quality sensors to understand air quality in areas of interest and how activities, such as drilling and crushing, contribute to concentration levels.

Mobile and static sensors enable air quality networks to be introduced in cities in Africa. Companies such as clean air associations will be able to use an API to feed real-time data into existing systems, including climate or urban planning models, for a wide scale understanding of pollution levels, helping towards future decisions to lower concentrations and promote sustainability.

EarthSense Managing Director, Tom Hall said: “With thanks to the innovative technologies we’ve developed as part of the Zephyr® subscription, we can help companies understand air quality with an easy to maintain and versatile tool that can be used for a variety of applications to provide resolutions to anxieties about air quality.

“Focusing on South Africa and into the wider African continent, our partnership provides Sedulitas with sensors that can be used as standalone units for known hotspot areas or as wider networks powered using a solar panel or battery power for an easily accessible and detailed understanding of pollution trends. This offers an alternative option to government monitoring stations, many of which may not provide the detailed data needed to outline and implement air pollution reducing initiatives.”

Peter John Jacobs, Managing Director at Sedulitas said: “We are extremely proud to partner with a global health innovator such as EarthSense. By adding the Zephyr® and MyAir® to our existing suite of products, clients will be empowered to better understand health risk in their respective workplaces and communities and be adequately equipped to manage such health risks to acceptable levels.”

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