Icelandic airport chooses pods to measure volcanic emissions
Nov 11 2021
Five AQMesh pods have been deployed recently in and near to Icelend’s Keflavik Airport. These pods will monitor volcanic gas, such as including hydrogen sulphide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide from the volcano at Fagradalsfjall, which is only a half hour drive away from the airport.
This installation is part of a project coordinated between Isavia, which is Iceland’s Environmental Agency, the municipality of Suðurnesjabær and AQMesh’s Icelandic partners Verkfræðistofan Vista. This will enhance Isavia’s ongoing sustainability strategy and ensure decent air quality for local residents and airport passengers and personnel.
Three of the pods have been installed at the airport itself, the remaining two monitor the immediate vicinity in the local towns of Sandgerði and Garður. The public will have access to the monitoring results via Isavia’s website, the details will be made clear to them by the use of API which will provide the data with a colour-coded map of the region
"We are very pleased with the collaboration with Isavia in setting up air quality meters that will ensure good air circulation for Isavia employees, tourists and residents of Reykjanes. The technology has advanced and it is now much easier to have measurements that are shown in real time,” stated Heiðar Karlsson, Verkfræðistofan Vista’s CEO.
He added “The reason we picked AQMesh as the supplier for this project was for the good accuracy of the pods and their ease to set-up and operate. AQMesh have proven that they are able to meet our needs in terms of quick response and technical know-how when it comes to delivering accurate and reliable air quality measurements in a demanding environment.”
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