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Sensors for air environment

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This feasibility study addresses two major climate challenges: transportation and energy efficiency in buildings via ventilation. Air quality sensors are increasingly being used to control indoor air and to inform the public about outdoor air. These sensors are easy to use, relatively cheap and provide real-time data with high temporal resolution, which is necessary for many applications. Unfortunately, there are problems with the quality of the measurement data, especially for sensors for airborne particles.

This feasibility study is aimed at users and developers of simple sensors for air quality measurements and offers a summary of how the sensors work in different applications, will disseminate knowledge about sensors, raise awareness about quality assurance of measurement data, propose a verifiable quality control and ultimately lead to increased service to unprotected road users and more efficient ventilation in buildings.


  • Project manager: Sara Janhäll, RISE
  • Partners: Senseair AB, Systemair, Neolund, Swegon, Mikael Ramström, RISE, Municipality of Karlstad, Region Örebro County, Akademiska Hus, Camfil Svenska AB, Mann + Hummel Vokes Air AB.
  • Total budget: SEK 1 000 000
  • Grant requested: SEK 500 000
  • Start date: 2018-08-15 
  • End date: 2019-08-15
  • Type of action: feasibility study
  • Key words: sensor, air, control, quality, particles, measurement