As people return to work after covid lock-down, many were concerned as to how clean their office was. They deployed many types of monitoring methods.
For a number of organisations this meant, operating in a field that they new little about and purchasing equipment on line that was neither suitable for the application, had no validation(Mcerts) or calibration. They had no knowledge on a reporting standard that they required to meet, nor what that would mean
Other groups of people are seeking to get a certification for their building, such as Breeam, Well, LEED
When perform Indoor Air Quality(IAQ) we can define a number of key pollutants that we can monitor. These include:
NO2- Nitrogen Dioxide
PM10, PM2.5- These are particulate matter (PM) with a size of , either less than 10 microns (PM10) or less than 2,5 microns
CO2 -Carbon Dioxide
CO, carbon Monoxide
Temperature and relative humidity (RH)
Formaldehyde – This is a basic set of monitoring that can be done within a building.
Of equal importance is : What are the sources of these pollutants and how do we mitigate for them.
Where do we sample from ( our sampling location ) and for how long and at what rate?
What do are results mean and what do we compare them with .
http://www.em-monitors.co.uk can provide monitoring equipment that is accredited
http://www.airquality-monitoring.co.uk – provides consultancy to monitor for these