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VOC Sensors and Detection: Promoting the Highest Levels of Air Quality

Upholding and promoting the highest levels of air quality and building health with VOC sensors and detection.

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Ensuring the workplace has excellent air quality and ventilation is something building and facility managers have been aware of since the 1990s. Sick building syndrome was identified as a critical issue for employee health over 30 years ago,  but still today many indoor work environments lack proper air quality systems. Managing and ensuring fresh, healthy air for any work environment is critical, but even more so in the age of COVID-19.

According to the International WELL Building Institute, which measures building health on ten key points, air quality can affect people more than they realise. In enclosed spaces, the build-up of harmful VOCs can happen quickly, dissipate slowly, and have long term effects on health and wellbeing. As people begin to return to offices and enclosed public spaces, there is more awareness than ever of the quality of the air we breathe. Fortunately, there are many ways to monitor your indoor air quality and effectively detect VOCs.

As OEM suppliers to some of the most hazardous industries and sectors around the world, ION Science has been able to test and refine our products in the toughest environments. As a result, we’ve developed a range of VOC sensors designed to ensure superior air quality wherever you are.

For the highest level of air quality control and monitoring, ION Science offers the High Sensitivity VOC Gas Sensor. Fifteen times more sensitive than other leading market products, the HS VOC Gas Sensor can detect VOCs at sub ppb levels. This makes it particularly suitable for use indoors, where VOCs can quickly build to dangerous levels due to confined space or limited ventilation.

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The MiniPID range delivers accurate high sensitivity VOC readings in a range of environments. Able to withstand humidity at 0-99% without condensing, temperatures of -40 to +65 °C, and with an anti-contamination design, the MiniPID range offers 10,000 hours of lamp life, ideal for long term monitoring. For whatever sensitivity you need, whether it’s in ppm or ppb, over a wide or narrow range, the MiniPID range is able to help monitor and control air quality indoors and out.

The 11.7 and 10.0 eV VOC Gas Sensors can detect the widest range of compounds  and compounds with low ionisation energies respectively. If your space is located near a busy road or high-traffic site, consider adding these sensors to monitor the air in and around your building to ensure healthy, high-quality air at all times.

ION Science is committed to ensuring superior air quality and enhanced levels of public health with our range of VOC detection products. By focusing on creating enhanced air quality, indoors and out, the investments in health can be reaped now and in the future.

To find out more about the work behind ION Science and their range of VOC gas sensors for improving air quality and health, please read our most recent Urban Air Quality

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