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2B Tech’s aqsync extends air monitoring to communities

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data-sparse areas get needed information

AQEarth-Atlanta partners Jan-Michael Archer and Gwen Smith (right) are shown with 2B Tech General Manager Jessa Ellenburg (left) and the AQSync Air Monitoring Station they are preparing to install.

Our AQEarth-Atlanta partners were recently featured in an article describing their incredible work to assess and address local environmental injustices.

The predominantly Black neighborhoods of northwest Atlanta are co-located with many industrial and transportation-related sources of pollutant emissions, and yet the monitoring of air quality is lacking. Now, thanks to a grant obtained by 2B Tech, the 2B Tech AQSync Air Quality Monitoring Station is providing critical information for community members to understand their levels of exposure to air pollution.

The photo above is of the co-location of the AQSync with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s reference instruments, for tests demonstrating that the AQSync measurements of ozone and NO2 are in line with measurements provided by the much more expensive brick-and-mortar monitoring station. Please check out the newspaper article for a really interesting read on the problems faced by this Atlanta community, and the important role of the AQSync in extending air quality monitoring to areas where information has been lacking.