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The Enhanced Air Sensor Guidebook


Clements, A., R. Duvall, D. Greene, AND T. Dye. The Enhanced Air Sensor Guidebook. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2022.


The popular Air Sensor Guidebook has been updated to reflect new information and to continue to support users and manufacturers of sensors. The update includes information on new topics such as sensor performance guidance, determining the purpose for monitoring, and planning and conducting an air quality monitoring study. The intended audience for this Enhanced Air Sensor Guidebook includes participatory scientists, air quality managers, researchers, health professionals, emergency responders, technology developers, educators, and the public.


In 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) published the original Air Sensor Guidebook to help those interested with questions related to using sensors and interpreting sensor data. The guidebook was intended to provide basic foundational knowledge on topics including background information on common air pollutants and air quality, selecting appropriate sensors for different applications, data quality considerations, and sensor performance for different applications. This Enhanced Air Sensor Guidebook reflects information gathered from more recent studies, best practices, and scientific literature for rapidly evolving air sensor technologies that have become more available since U.S. EPA released the 2014 Guidebook. This Guidebook provides information on air quality monitoring using air sensors. When operated properly and with careful planning, air sensors can provide useful information for a range of air quality applications. The purpose of this Guidebook is to provide information to those interested in using air sensors, including the basics of air quality, planning and conducting air monitoring, selecting air sensors, considerations for sensor performance, and more. The Guidebook identifies the best practices for using air sensors and provides recommendations for planning and implementing a study to save time, effort, and money and ultimately help users collect useful data. It also offers resources to help you with the many tasks needed to produce, use, interpret, and correct air sensor data, including sensor selection, operating procedures, illustrated figures, checklists, and links to external resources.



Record Details:

Product Published Date:12/06/2022
Record Last Revised:03/02/2023
OMB Category:Other
Record ID: 356426