Indoor Air Quality – Home Test Kits – Hydrogen Sulphide(H2S) & VOC’s

H2S home test kit.

A very simple to use test kit, for you to use in the home. The equipment is deployed in your home and is allowed to sit and take in gases for diffusion, for between 2 and 4 weeks.

After which time it is sent to the laboratory where it is analysed for hydrogen sulphide. The lod ( limit of detection is of the order of the low parts per billion)

H2S Has an unpleasant “rotten egg” smell, usually when the concentration is at or above the 5 micrograms/m3. The WHO (World Health Organisation) Sets a limit of 7micrograms /m3 as a 30min average. Above this level authorities would expect to receive significant complaints

H2S

Can cause :

  • eye irritation
  • headaches
  • Nausea

The lowest adverse effect of H2S as reported by the WHO, tends to occur in concentrations above 15mg/m3 ( around) 10 ppm)

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Would you trust an indoor air quality tech site ?

ArmiteMini iaq
Airmite Mini
indoor air monitor from EM-monitors

Tech sites which refer to indoor air quality (iaq), draw us into is an emotional argument. These reports tell us of  dangerous pollutants that surround us. Which can cause us serious harm. This  is why we need the ….”Z box”

The “Z box ” will measure 8 zillion components all to within the accuracy of a nats breath.

Which is real terms means ……absolutely nothing

No one ever brings up a WHO standard. Or even mentions calibration, testing or accuracy.

Recently i came up across a client who had purchased a HEPA ( High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter) combined with a charcoal filter in order to provide workers in the office space with confidence that the air was clean and filtered.

There are a number of issues with this. Whilst some HEPA filters are good many operate on the edge of being useful to achieve this level of particle size removal. Typically a HEPA system operates at 0.3micron , a corona virus size is of the order of 0.1micron (100nm). However when the virus associated with an aerosol the filter can provide some useful reduction of the aerosol with associated. Independent assessment of these systems in vital to their correct use

 

We would not buy children’s medicine from the chap in the market, who has no credentials, however its perfectly reasonable to make random internet purchases on goods which are supposed to be good for our health.

note references made are always about “style”, “size” “looks” and “features” but not a jot about how it is tested and whether it really works!

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Indoor Air Quality Assesment

When monitoring indoor air quality (IAQ), it is important before we pick up any piece of monitoring equipment, that we have a method and protocol to tell us what we are monitoring, how and where we sample and with what equipment.

There are a number of good iaq guides which have devolved from ASHRAE, there are also indoor air quality specification with part F of the building regulations

We recommend as a basic monitoring scheme that the following would be need to be monitored,

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Item                        units                        range

  • Carbon Dioxide       ppm level                  0-5000
  • Carbon Monoxide   ppm level                  0-500
  • Relative Humidity    %                               0-95%
  • Temperature            Deg C                        0-50 Deg C

A good quality, professional grade monitor for this typically costs around £1800 to purchase or

Real time data logged using accredited devices

additional monitoring may be :

  • VOC’s- Total voc’s at ppb level
  • specific voc’s  – Formaldehyde

Particulate and fine particulate

real time dust monitor
Dust monitor
  • pm10
  • pm2.5
  • possibly ultrafine particulate (nano particulates)

depending on the type of room being monitored, it is also important to consider

  • Airflow – along the floor area, around the head area
  • microbio sampling for different bacteria  Aspergillus, Cladosporium, Penicillium

other considerations

  • light
  • decor
  • noise and vibration

Multiparameter monitor:

real time dust and NO2
Dust and NO2

PM10, 2.5. 1

Relative Humidity

Temperature

NO2 ppb

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Airmite Mini Spec 2021

 

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