Air Quality Sensor With Wide Detection Range

Real-time insights for the identification of top-priority pollutants across cities and industries

  • Air Quality Sensor With Wide Detection Range
    Air Quality Sensor With Wide Detection Range

Vaisala announced the launch of the Air Quality Transmitter 560 (AQT560) a compact air quality sensor with a wide detection range — PM1, PM2.5, and PM10 — and a unique calibration system and algorithms that enable unmatched detection accuracy and efficiency.

The AQT560 stands out as the most dependable compact air quality sensor for measuring particle matter (PM). Its precision in detecting aerosol number concentration of particles within the size range of 0.3 to 10 microns is unparalleled. As a result, the sensor excels in accurately providing PM1 concentrations for sources primarily influenced by combustion (such as traffic, residential wood burning, and wildfires), PM2.5 concentrations dominated by long-range transport, and PM10 concentrations driven by abrasive processes (such as road dust, sandstorms, construction, and mining).

Designed for highest dependability

The AQT560’s particle measurement performance was tested against reference-grade sensors by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU). The new sensor achieved superior results during the independent research organization’s review, with performance rated as “very good,” especially regarding PM10 detection.

Leveraging Vaisala’s intelligent humidity control system and algorithms, the sensor detects the most important pollutant gases in ambient air, such as NO, NO2, CO, and O3. The sensor is designed for highest dependability with cutting-edge optical components and a rotary vane pump to provide optimal flow management and control, delivering trustworthy intelligence. It can be used standalone or with existing networks.