nshapiro 12 research notes and 61 wiki edits | Joined over 5 years ago

Nick Shapiro is an Open Air Fellow at Public Lab. He is the lead researcher on Public Lab's "Where We Breathe" indoor air quality monitoring and mitigation project and is the lead researcher on a community air pollution monitoring project in the shale fields of northeast Pennsylvania. Nick is also a Matter and Materials fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. His work moves between the social science, the natural sciences and the arts.

For his doctoral work at Oxford, he tracked the quasi-legal resale of 150,000 chemically contaminated emergency housing units (FEMA trailers) as they were resold across the country using a medley of ethnography, analytically chemistry and GIS mapping. During his post-doc at Goldsmiths, University of London, Nick helped to develop a participatory design project aimed at monitoring the air quality impacts of unconventional natural gas extraction in northeastern PA. He moonlights as a woodworker.

https://chemheritage.academia.edu/NickShapiro

Email: nick@publiclab.org





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"This looks! great! what do you think the QR code would be? We might need there to be a solid color that the tube is placed on top of for consistenc..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
" There we go! working now. " | Read more » about 4 years ago
"Hey Jeff, The card mock up is 5x8. The alcohol thermo and humidity meter is 9x 2.5 at its thickest point. I have 2 inch diameter coil spring humid..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"@danbeavers do you know the duty cycle of the AC when you did the follow up testing? " | Read more » about 4 years ago
"we would probably want 1 degree accuracy as the visual read out of the tube has to be multiplied by a temperature coefficient on a 1 degree scale. ..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
" Here is what the thermo and humidity meter look like next to the card. We could still use an alcohol thermo, this one is just a bit clunky. Also ..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"@danbeavers were you using the whisper pump or another pump? I think the whisper pump can handle one pump and one vacuum if need be " | Read more » about 4 years ago
"My favorite memory so far is the kinds of sustained, difficult and trans disciplinary conversations that I've been privy to in my short time workin..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"also you probably don't need to vacuum seal the sensors. you could just cut wholes on the bottom of those tupper wear and it will probably be weath..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"It depends how far from the infrastructure you will be monitoring and what infrastructure you will be monitoring. Some states have the geology for ..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"Hey @claf I'm doing some air monitoring work in areas of intensive fracking here in PA (weather variables, formaldehyde, ultrafine particulate matt..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"@mathew I just ordered the temp/humidity meter you recommended. In terms of design maybe it can fit horizontally under the A, B, C columns? " | Read more » about 4 years ago
"Sorry for the slow reply! I think my spam filter may have been hoarding emails from PL. The color changes from a waxy yellowish orange to pink and..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"Here is some alternative tech to the FLIR-- hyperspectral camera for methane visualization (which is one of the most expensive gases to monitor). M..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"I think so. Those tubes require one pump on the Draeger Tube proprietary pump. So if one were to rent their proprietary pump for a single day and a..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
"That sounds like a great idea. The flow meter remains the most expensive component so reducing this cost is clutch. This sounds like something that..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
"Thanks, David! This is really helpful! " | Read more » over 4 years ago
"Hey David, yes, you are absolutely right. Ventilation in situations with clean outdoor air is definitely the best short-term option. It is cheap/fr..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
"Thanks @amysoyka! That's really interesting. Do you know if lactic acid is known to break down formaldehyde and that the outputs of that breakdown ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
"Hi willie! Its a great project! I haven't read the Apte documentation, but mobile sensing does create some difficulties in terms of maintaining the..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
"Thanks for posting! Looking forward to watching this technique progress! " | Read more » almost 5 years ago

nshapiro was awarded the Basic Barnstar by warren for their work published in Build a plant-based air purifier .


nshapiro was awarded the Empiricism Barnstar by amysoyka for their work published in DIY Formaldehyde Test Kit.


nshapiro was awarded the Excessive Enthusiasm Barnstar by amysoyka for their work published in DIY Formaldehyde Test Kit.



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