Air Quality Instrumentation: A History
Air quality monitoring is relatively new in the commercial space and we’ve seen a number of issues and concerns that are remarkably similar to those we faced in the early days of air quality monitoring in the industrial space.
This article provides a brief history of the developments of air quality instrumentation in the cleanroom space. It appears that we’re at the beginning of similar developments for air quality instrumentation within the commercial space. In fact, we’re already seeing many of the key players in indoor/outdoor air quality raising many of these same issues today.
For the purposes of this article I’ll only discuss particulate monitoring, since it’s what I’m most familiar with but similar issues exist with gas sensors, and other environmental sensors to some degree.