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Open Air

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This is an open source community effort to develop a range of low-cost air quality monitoring and remediation tools. Welcome!

Join in by:

  • Reading about goals and asking great questions
  • Trying (and critiquing) our community-made how-to guides
  • Posting your own how-to guides and mods
  • Building on others’ work; hack and remix the kits to refine and expand them
  • Submit your improvements for inclusion in an upcoming starter kit release or add-on
  • Serving on a Research Review Group for a 3 month period

Resources

State-by-state info sheets on indoor air quality assistance and governance (work in progress!)


Activities

Add an activity  or request an activity guide you don't see listed

Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.


Frequently Asked Questions about air quality

Title Author Updated Likes
What are the reaction rates of hydrogen sulfide with oxygen versus copper or silver? @gretchengehrke almost 2 years ago
What are the relative rates of hydrogen sulfide oxidation in ambient air? @gretchengehrke almost 2 years ago
Methods for or experience measuring workplace hydrogen sulfide gas? @gretchengehrke almost 2 years ago
What type of health issues are associated with inhalation of ultrafine particles? @liz almost 2 years ago
What do the terms attainment and nonattainment mean? @liz almost 2 years ago
How do you account for signal drift with sensors in the field? @gretchengehrke almost 2 years ago
Do you have resources on odor logs and odor reporting platforms? @gretchengehrke almost 2 years ago
What are the health effects related to fine particles of calcium carbonate? @stevie about 2 years ago
AERMOD: Is it a good model? How has it been tested and verified? @marlokeno over 2 years ago
lightweight air quality sensors for a weather balloon @glenc over 2 years ago
What kind/size of microdust does activated carbon give off & how much of a concern is it? @jfrankamp over 2 years ago
In the plant based air purifier, could airflow go the other way, using an unmodified pump? @warren over 2 years ago
How can i know if my plant-based air filter is working? @liz over 2 years ago
Is CALPUFF a good air quality modeling tool @marlokeno almost 3 years ago
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Also see http://publiclab.org/wiki/air-quality

Additional media

By @zengirl2: https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/08/09/how-to-purify-your-air-with-hacked-plants-publiclab-citizenscience/