The Nanoenvi® IAQ device enables continuous monitoring of indoor pollution parameters so that building managers/owners can make decisions to improve people’s health and welfare.
The negative effects of poor air quality in indoor spaces affect many people, as it has been proved that city inhabitants spend a 60-80% of their time indoors, in places that are more or less polluted. Thanks to Nanoenvi® IAQ technology, wireless networks can be created indoors to transmit real-time information about breathing air to apps that the user can see from a computer, mobile phone or tablet. This helps decide when it is necessary to renew the air and ensure the quality of breathing air. Nanoenvi® IAQ brings high reliability air quality sensors for professional applications. Nanoenvi® IAQ has been designed for working centres, classrooms, hospitals, conference rooms, garages, labs, cinemas, theatres, etc.; that is, any indoor area for public attendance.
Nanoenvi IAQ data come only from real sensors, not from equivalent computing based on indirect variables. When Naneonvi IAQ says CO2 ppms, they are real CO2 ppms from a real NDIR CO2 sensor. There are not equivalent values given by any obscure algorithm, based on VOCs or any other external variable.
At Nanoenvi, we believe that users should be able to choose if they want a cloud or an on-premise solution. Cloud should not be mandatory if users want to be the only one owners of their data. No-cloud solution also ensure that, if internet connection goes down or Nanoenvi IAQ is discontinued (in a very far future) their devices will not become a beautiful brick.
Privacy is another relevant issue with cloud-based solutions. Big data analytics on air quality data in buildings or facilities can easily infer their utilization patterns, allowing to know when there are not occupied, which are their cleaning routines, etc.
Nanoenvi IAQ provides end users with the full software solution for data acquisition, storage and exploitation with no extra costs, so they can deploy and host the full solution in their IT infrastructure (anything equal or greater than a Raspberry PI should work) or integrate it with third party platforms or applications.
Experts in Air Quality
At ENVIRA, we were developing air quality monitoring solutions for a wide range of use cases, from Public Administrations to Heavy Industry, since 1984. Nanoenvi solutions not only inform users with aseptic data metrics in terms of ppms, concentrations or gr/m3.
Configuration packages for any use case (offices, workshops, gyms, swimming pools, asthma, etc.) can be downloaded and installed into any Nanoenvi IAQ device, so it will be able to explain the raw data, by applying the regulations and best practices for the selected application.
Nobody expects that dust level threshold for red lights activation, should be the same inside a marble cutting shop, a kindergarten, an urban SPA or a restaurant’s kitchen.
Thresholds, warnings, alerts, data and any other provided information can ever be contextualized for the real use case where Nanoenvi IAQ devices are deployed.
Made in EU
Nanoenvi IAQ devices are designed, manufactured and assembled in EU.
Measuring Air quality inside schools
Children are most sensitive to air pollutants, so monitoring the air at schools is an excellent tool for the prevention of respiratory diseases. It has been proved that an adequate control of ventilation improves the students’ academic performance by reducing CO2 levels.
At malls and shopping areas, higher TVOC concentrations are usually caused by low efficiency of the air exchange and intake systems or by large quantity of articles stored in small spaces. Highest total VOC concentrations are commonly present during cleaning activities and that these activities were carried out frequently in food departments and other critical areas for VOC levels. Elevated VOC concentrations are event found in retail spaces with no apparent emission sources due to their proximity to other retail spaces with emission sources. Nanoenvi IAQ devices provide managers with valuable data about the air quality inside shops, aiding them in decision making regarding to cleaning activities planning, product storage quantities, etc.
Workplaces and offices
Common symptoms of poor air quality at a workplace are physical fatigue, headaches, allergic reactions and eye and throat irritation. High CO2 and VOC concentrations can cause a significant reduction in cognitive activity performance. Nanoenvi® IAQ devices can identify the sources of poor air quality at the office.
Often guests do not complain about a stuffy environment, but they are unlikely to repeat such unpleasant experience. Real time monitoring of indoor air quality enables hotel clean and maintenance operations to be optimized, granting ever pleasant air conditions for visitors and guests. Real time monitoring also enable hotel companies to be certificated with the most renowned seals of quality in green tourism, energy efficiency (such as, i.e, Wall Certificate) and customer experience.
SPAs and Beauty Centers
Beauty centers need to achieve and maintain high standards of hygiene, health and safety. Parlours customers and workers are exposed to a wide range of chemicals. Hair sprays, bleaches, permanent waves and other products usually contains hicgh levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are associated with asthma, dermatitis and other diseases. These levels of volatile organic compounds could be decreased significantly by following good practices such as appropriate ventilation of the areas, closing the packages of the beauty products when not in use and finally selecting safer beauty products. Nanoenvi IAQ solution provides beauty parlour workers with real-time information about silent hazards like VOCs and other pollutant levels.
Poor air quality at recreational settings is considered among the top most conditioning factors for user’s comfort. Large people concentrations are not unusual in libraries, museums, cinemas, theatres, clubs or meeting rooms, causing high CO2, temperature and humidity concentrations. Other leisure areas can be exposed to a variety of pollutants I.e, swimming pools are exposed to chlorination by-products or ice rings to exhaust from machines used to smooth ice.
Gyms and Sports Centers
The journal Building and Environment, in it’s 2014 study about air quality in Gyms and Sports Centres, found unacceptably high levels of carbon dioxide, formaldehyde and other organic volatile compounds (VOCs), and particle pollution in multiple European and US indoor fitness centres. High CO2 levels, make it harder to breath, driving to poor performance in cardio workout. Particles pass through nasal cavities and enter the lungs, causing health problems. Over a quarter of the gyms exceeded the European fixed indoor limit for PM10 (particles which size is up to 10micras). They came from rubber meats, metal plates banging together, dust and dead pieces of skin from other people. Regular cleaning can help, but cleaning products usually are made of VOCs and other pollutants…and high VOC levels can cause skin irritation, neurotoxic and hepatoxic effects, making people tired and unfocused. Nanoenvi IAQ devices aid sports centres managers in decisions such as when to recirculate air vs. increase the amount of fresh air, what are the optimal cleaning schedule, which are the most adequate cleaning products, etc.
Industrial and other professional activities such as car repair shops, professional painters, plumbing or soldering shops, etc. demand the application of chemicals and other potentially hazardous products. Oils, lubricants, paintings are common sources of high levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), causing skin irritation and neurotoxic or hepatoxic effects. Metallic or organic dust particles, coming from cutting, melding, soldering, polishing or other common activities in workshops are, in their smallest sizes (below 10 micras), small enough to enter the lungs, mixed with other air pollutants, causing coughing and discomfort and health problems in the long term (EPOC, bronchitis, …) Nanoenvi IAQ devices are designed to perform as air quality monitor for workshop and industrial facilities, warning when high pollutants levels are detected and when unsafety conditions for the health in the log term are sustained over large periods.
IAQ in healthcare facilities is affected by several factor related to the occupants, their activities, building layout and its materials, ventilation and thermal parameters, maintenance, and cleaning activities. It is reported that 5% of all patients who go to hospitals for treatment will develop an infection while they are there. There is a strong and sufficient evidence to demonstrate the association between ventilation, air movements in buildings and the transmission spread of infectious diseases such as measles, tuberculosis, chickenpox, influenza, and sars etc. Air re-circulation for energy saving or using chemicals for cleaning are often in the side of the problems and not in the solutions. Continuos monitoring is a valuable tool to prevent indoor air pollution.
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
0-5.000 ppm, ±10ppm error.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
Particulate Matter (PM1.5, PM2.5, PM4, PM10)
4 KB0-100 μg/m3 (±10 μg/m3), 100 – 1.000 (±10 %)
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
0-40.000 ppm (±30ppm + 3%MV)
-40ºC – 70ºC,±(0.4 C + 0.023 × (T C] 25 C))
0 – 100%, ±3 %
50 to 115 kPa, ±1 kPa accuracy
RATED INSULATION VOLTAGE DC
Real time data communication - WiFi
Real time data communication – LoRaWan
Configuration and callback
Sensors of CO2
Sensors of temperature and humidity
Sensors of volatile organic compounds
Nanoenvi IAQ -Wall Mounted devices are encased into a slim case and are equipped with rear fixings to facilitate its anchoring to the wall.
Nanoenvi IAQ Desktop will be the next member of Nanoenvi IAQ family for domestic environments. Coming next.