The air measurement network in Mainz continues to operate

A comprehensive base of environmental data as a basis for eco-sensitive measures

Hawa Dawa is entering the third year of Mainz’s sensor-based air measurement network with Mainzer Netze GmbH. The monitoring network in Mainz will create one of the most comprehensive urban collections of environmental information.

By continuing to operate the measurement network and making the data available via open standards, infrastructure is being established in Mainz on which future measures – for example, environmentally sensitive traffic management – can easily be based at any time. In addition, new approaches can be developed based on this extensive data collection, which, for example, take a cross-sectoral look at the cause and effect fields of environment, weather, traffic and health. Last but not least, the digitally available data is an efficient basis for the creation and updating of clean air plans. Analyses can be drawn from the information quickly and narrowed down to any period or geographical area.

All environmentally relevant measures will benefit from the depth of the data and its quality: Hawa Dawa measurement networks provide an advanced tool to capture air quality digitally, spatially and temporally with high resolution. The present test report from TÜV Süd, which also includes a Mainz comparison station with the measuring station of the Rhineland-Palatinate State Office for the Environment on Parcusstrasse, proves the quality of the measuring method.

Martin Montag, Head of Sales Public Sector at Hawa Dawa, explains: “We congratulate Mainz on what is probably the best data basis in a national comparison. Better information is the basis for better decisions. Short-term measurements are only of limited use to justify sustainable measures because seasonal influences or special influences in one year can hardly be considered properly. In Mainz, we are taking on the role of a pioneer who has recognized this.”

 

When regulations become real citizen benefits

Proven regulatory-grade accuracy of the digital method of measuring air quality opens up new opportunities for public services

Hawa Dawa has been confirmed by TÜV Süd to apply a digital measurement method, which is suitable for carrying out measurements according to the German Federal Immission Control Act (39th BImSchV – the German national legislation enforcing EU Directive 2008/50/EC). TÜV Süd evaluated the Hawa Dawa method based on a comparison with suitability-tested measuring equipment.

Hawa Dawa is the first provider of so-called low-cost measurement methods confirmed to carry out measurements according to regulatory standards. This is particularly important because the application of low-cost sensors for measuring air pollution is new. There are still no guidelines for quality requirements, quality assurance and application. The scope of testing for the qualification of air quality measuring instruments based on electrochemical sensors is currently still being discussed and coordinated in VDI committees. Here, too, Hawa Dawa is involved. Read more

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