Rapid improvements in air monitoring and computing technology are making real-time fenceline monitoring possible and cost-effective for an increasing number of pollutants.
|Click above for live fenceline data from the Richmond Community Air Monitoring Program|
While there isn’t an inexpensive suitable solution yet for those of us monitoring diesel exhaust, EPA is working on a suitable black carbon monitor, and issued this solicitation to industry.
For a peek into the future, check out the very interesting EPA blog post linked below. The author is Dr. Eduardo (Jay) Olaguer, Director of the Air Quality Science Program at the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), and lead scientist of The Benzene and other Toxics Exposure (BEE‐TEX) Study.
Real Time Monitoring: A Game-Changer for Industrial Fence Line Communities
HARC is also involved in monitoring fine particulate matter. Learn more about there at the Harris County Particulate Matter Inventory page.