Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Research article
05 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 05 Mar 2019

Understanding the ability of low-cost MOx sensors to quantify ambient VOCs

Ashley M. Collier-Oxandale, Jacob Thorson, Hannah Halliday, Jana Milford, and Michael Hannigan


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Short summary
Airborne pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds, can present a danger to public and environmental health. We explored the potential for low-cost air quality sensors to help measure these compounds. From our deployment and the subsequent analysis, it seems these sensors can be calibrated to provide estimates of the levels of some individual and some groups of VOCs. This is promising as more cost-effective ways to measure VOCs could inform actions to reduce exposure.