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HARC mobile lab

A mobile air quality monitoring laboratory to analyze "real world" pollution levels in communities.

Air pollution is a pressing concern that affects our health and quality of life. Traditional ways of measuring ambient air quality have primarily relied on permanent and semi-permanent stationary enclosures. These “fixed” monitors lack resolution in both space and time, limiting their ability to provide air quality data and exposure information at other locations of interest or after emissions events and accidental releases.

HARC has developed a mobile air quality monitoring laboratory (see image below) to allow researchers to analyze “real-world” pollution levels in communities that may be at risk, wherever those communities and sites maybe. The HARC mobile lab, which can be deployed rapidly and used remotely almost anywhere with vehicular access, can simultaneously measure multiple pollutants to a quantifiable standard while both stationary or in motion.