June 5, 2019
Performance Testing and Deployment Strategy for Small Air Sensors for Ozone and PM2.5 in the Gulf Coast
Bradley Flowers, Principle Scientist, AECOM
Understanding the performance of small air sensors can put the risk from community and activist groups operating such sensors near Gulf Coast manufacturing facilities into the appropriate context. The API and AECOM undertook a 10 month 2017 sensor performance study in Houston to understand the quality of data available from small ozone and PM2.5 sensors. The sensors were collocated with reference monitors at HRM Site 3 north of Pasadena, TX. Results will be presented that highlight the effect of the Gulf Coast operating environment and pollution type on small air sensor data quality. The presentation will also tackle the question of how a community or group might deploy a network of small air sensors by summarizing a park-bench air monitoring system deployed at the San Jacinto Community College South Campus in Houston, TX since January 2018.