Black Carbon, also known as Soot, is the second-leading cause of global warming after carbon dioxide (CO2). Black Carbon may account for as much as half of Arctic warming, and on top of that it makes people sick; it is a leading cause of respiratory illness and premature death.
A by-product of inefficient combustion, Black Carbon is emitted from diesel engines, forest fires, and residential cooking and heating. In many places around the world Black Carbon from inefficient indoor cookstoves causes millions of premature deaths every year. Through the distribution and use of existing technology, Black Carbon emissions from cookstoves and other sources can be significantly reduced, having a positive impact on public health and the climate.
Black Carbon only stays in the atmosphere for a number of days to weeks, and is therefore much easier to reduce than carbon dioxide and other Greenhouse gases. Reduction of Black Carbon will buy time to address the problem of Greenhouse gases. Measuring and controlling Black Carbon emissions will save lives, improve health worldwide, and help to address the changing climate.
Acoem UK has the widest range of black carbon monitors in the UK from rack mounted, research grade instrumentation to small, hand held devices, we represent the leading manufacturers in the market such as Aerosol and Aethlabs.
AethLabs was founded in May of 2011 by brothers Jeff and Steven Blair in San Francisco, California to focus on the development of high quality personal exposure and Black Carbon monitoring instruments. AethLabs helps to enable new science related to public health and climate change by manufacturing easy-to-use, reliable and accurate measurement instrumentation.
microAeth instruments are used to measure exposures and ambient concentrations in on-vehicle mobile studies. AethLabs’ instruments have been used to help identify hotspots, quantify near road and on-road pollutant levels as well as on bicycles, trains, planes, and unmanned aerial vehicles.
The microAeth is a self-contained, pocket-sized instrument with flow control, data storage, and a battery. It makes its analysis by collecting particulates on a replaceable filter strip and utilises the Aethalometer optical absorption technique to determine the mass concentration of Black Carbon in real time. The data can then be downloaded to a computer or uploaded to a server for subsequent processing and visualisation.
The MA Series
The MA series consists of three products to complement the microAeth® AE51 personal exposure monitor for Black Carbon. This new series of instruments boasts many advanced features integrated into compact, lightweight form factors:-
The microAeth® MA200 is a compact, real-time, wearable 5-wavelength UV-IR Black Carbon monitor with a 17 sampling location automatic filter tape advance system which allows for up to 12 weeks of continuous measurements. More information can be found here.
The microAeth® MA300 is a small, real-time 5-wavelength UV-IR Black Carbon monitor with an 85 sampling location automatic filter tape advance system which allows for up to 15 months of continuous measurements. More information can be found here.
The microAeth® MA350 is a real-time 5-wavelength UV-IR Black Carbon monitor housed in an outdoor-rated case with an 85 sampling location automatic filter tape advance system which allows for up to 15 months of continuous measurements. More information can be found here.
Acoem UK has the Aethlabs Black Carbon range on their website, along with datasheets and more information.
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Aethlabs are a small company in San Francisco that makes air quality monitors that are used by researchers and scientists worldwide.
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