ENVIRA, a company specialized in advanced environmental monitoring and a leader in comprehensive automatic systems for monitoring environmental quality, air quality networks, and manufacture of devices with IoT technology, has expanded its presence in USA signing a strategic partnership with Unided Tec . From now, this business development services company will offer indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring solutions in LATAM
The importance of outdoor air quality
According to a study by Harvard University, air pollution causes one in five deaths in the world and, in countries like US, it accounts for 12%% of the annual deaths in people over 18 years of age. Continued exposure to polluted air can lead to serious health problems such as cardiovascular or respiratory accidents, asthma, allergies, premature aging, cancer, or deficiencies in the immune system.
Monitoring the air parameters is possible with devices like Nanoenvi EQ. It is a compact and easy-to-install device that allows the deployment of wireless outdoor air quality monitoring networks. Its sensors collect data in places where there are no fixed air quality stations, allowing them to expand their field of action with complementary measures. Thanks to the Nanoenvi EQ cloud connections, the user receives air pollution data in real-time from their computer, mobile, or tablet, which allows quick decision-making in the face of unfavorable situations.
Indoor air quality awareness
Considering that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, breathing clean air is essential for health. The US Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoors, and the World Health Organization has warned that poor indoor air quality can cause short-term and long-term health risks.
Exposure to high levels of indoor air pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), can cause headaches, dry throat, eye irritation, and runny nose. Likewise, exposure to particulate matter (PM 2.5 and PM10) can also cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. All of these are symptoms associated with the well-known SBS (Sick Building Symptoms) or sick building syndrome.
Now buildings can achieve and maintain safe air levels with an indoor monitoring system. Nanoenvi® IAQ is an IoT device that indicates when the air quality is above or below the thresholds recommended or permitted by the corresponding current regulations.
Nanoenvi IAQ devices monitor the following parameters.
- Carbon dioxide (CO2).
- Carbon monoxide (CO).
- PM10 and PM2.5 particles.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
- Relative Humidity (RH).
- Atmospheric pressure.
Based on IAQ parameters, the device calculates an air quality index (AQI) that monitors the level of health and well-being in indoor spaces. Users will be able to know the quality of the air they breathe through color codes.
The possible values of the index move in the range 0-7, where:
- 7 optimum quality (blue LEDs).
- 4-6 good quality (green LEDs).
- 2-3 moderate quality (yellow LEDs).
- 0-1 poor quality (red LEDs).
About Unided Tec
Unided Tec is a leading company offering business development services, from sales and marketing to channel development. Its portfolio of integrated solutions helps accelerate customer ambition by managing the complexity of the physical layer for data centers, business, industrial, power, and electrical infrastructure. They are focused on providing value through solutions that guarantee high availability, reliability, and performance.
ENVIRA is led by an engineering team with more than 35 years of experience in the design, integration and commissioning of systems for measuring environmental quality and polluting emissions. ENVIRA provides solutions to create shared value to build a sustainable environment. The projects developed for monitoring environmental parameters, as well as the analysis of the data collected and its display and communication, are remarkable for their reliability and capacity to be tailored according to their clients’ needs.