Gaia Air Quality Monitors - Product Series

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The GAIA Air Quality Monitoring Stations are specially optimized, highly accurate and easy to use monitoring stations designed by the Earth Sensing labs. The stations are suitable for affordable budget - as low as $200 for the most recommended A12 station.




GAIA A12 Monitoring Station

Air Quality Monitors

The Gaia Ax series is a semi-professional Air Quality monitoring product range suitable for outdoor as well as indoor and industrial Air Quality monitoring, and produced and manufactured by the Earth Sensing Labs from the WAQI project.

All the semi-pro stations have been carefully designed for highly reliable and accurate monitoring, using redundant sensors and high quality components. All the stations are tested individually, and produced is small batches to ensure the best quality.

The semi-professional GAIA station provide data as accurate as the traditional high-end professional air quality monitoring stations (e.g. using BAM or TOEM), but at only 1/20th of their price. Together with the GAIA big-data cloud system, hundreds of stations can be deployed, maintained and analyzed in a single city in just few clicks.

Product Series

The product series currently consists in 5 different monitors. The first two ones, A11 and A12 are fully functional, fully tested and production ready. They are specially designed for outdoor Particulate Matter sensing (aka PM2.5/PM10), which is, most of the time, the 'worst' pollutant among regular atmospheric pollutants.

The last three ones, A13, and A18 and A19 are still in R&D development phase. They bring additional gas sensing such as Ozone. They also have the ability to operate off-grid, i.e. without the need for a power supply, by running on a photovoltaic solar panel.

All products are specially designed for outdoor use with IP67 waterproof material and UV proof ABS plastic.

Production Ready Devices

The following devices have been developed and tested since 2017 and are now production ready.


A11 Dimensions

Gaia A11: Personal Sensing Station

The Gaia A11 is the most simple version of the series, but also the most affordable. It comes with 2 integrated sensors, one for Particulate Matter (PM2.5, PM10) as well as one for Relative Humidity and Temperature.
  • Particulate Matter Sensors: 1x PMS 5003
  • Meteorologic Sensors: DS18B20
  • Power Supply: 5V (USB compatible)
  • Connectivity: WIFI (with embedded antenna)
  • Dimensions: 65 * 95 * 55 mm

Gaia A12: Professional Sensing Station


Gaia A12 product view
The Gaia A12 comes with 2 redundant PM sensors (so 3 in total). This setup is mandatory for “official” AQI readings (eg. readings broadcasted to a wide audience), as a way to ensure the data reliability of the PM sensors. The meteorological sensor is an high precision sensor for Relative Humidity, Temperature and Pressure sensing.
  • Particulate Matter Sensors: 3x PMS 5003
  • Meteorologic Sensors: BME 280
  • Power Supply: 5V (USB compatible)
  • Connectivity: WIFI (with external antenna)
  • Dimensions: 130 * 80 * 70 mm

Gaia A12 Installation & Mounting Instructions

Mounting:

Mounting with strips
Mounting with screws
There are 2 options for mounting the monitoring box:
  • Using screws: The GAIA enclosure is made of standard outdoor ABS box, which comes with 4 holes dedicated for screwing the box.

  • Using standard plastic strips: The GAIA station is delivered with 2 strips of 1 meter, which can be used to fixed the station on a pole.

Location:

Overall, the most important is to place the station somewhere protected from direct winds, rain and dust sources.

For official stations, there are two more requirements, with the intent is to locate the station on sites representative to the ambient air quality levels (reference).

Average daily traffic
(vehicles per day)
Minimum
≤1,000 10
10,000 10
15,000 20
20,000 30
40,000 50
70,000 100
≥110,000 250
  • Height: The station should be mounted at a height above a minimum of 1.5 meters. The objective is to prevent from dust resuspension, which can happen if someone is walking nearby the station.

  • Distance from road traffic: The station should be located at least 10 meters away from the nearest road. See table on the right for full specification.

Distance:

  • The station comes with a 10 meters (33 feet) power cable (5V with DC3.5 connector), so the station should be located no more than 10 meters away from the nearest power source. If needed, we can provide longer power cable (contact us in this case).

  • The monitoring station is using a regular external WIFI antenna, which allows the station to be at least 20 meters away from the nearest hotspot. In case longer distance is needed, enhanced external antenna can be used (contact us in this case).

Devices Under Development

The following devices are under development and expected to be ready within 2018.

Gaia A13: Gas Sensing

The Gaia A13 is based on a standard A12 professional configuation, but with an additional Gas sensor. It can support different gas sensing:
  • Formaldehyde (CH2O)
  • Total volatile organic compound (TVOC)
  • Carbon Dioxyde (CO2)
  • Carbon Monoxyde (CO)
  • Nitrogen Dioxyde (NO2)
  • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2).
  • Ozone (O3).
Please note that one Gaia A13 station can only accommodate one Gas sensor, so you can only choose one from the above list. If you need a solution with more than one gas sensing in one station, please contact us first.

Gaia A18: Off-grid Sensing

The Gaia A18 is the same as the Gaia A12, but can be operated without D/C power supply, via the 3 cells battery and the included solar charger.
Under normal solar conditions, the box can be operated for at least 3 months without charging. Without, it can operate for a minimum of one month (depending on the sampling frequency).
The Gaia A18++ variant is packed with a total of 9 cells, making it able to last 1 year under normal solar conditions.

Gaia A19: Professional Off-grid

The Gaia A19 is the most advanced of the current Ax series. It includes both GSM/3G/LORA Network connectivity (in case WIFI is not available), as well a GPS sensor for positioning the box.
The embedded battery is extended to a 9 cell battery, allowing the box to run for a minimum of one year without D/C charging (under normal solar conditions).

Configuration Summary and Pricing

The following table summarizes the different configuration for the Gaia Axx product range.

Particulate Matter (PM) Sensors
Product A11 A12 A12 GSM A13 A18 A18++ A19
Particle Matter (PM) Sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PM Size /Species PM2.5
PM10
PM1
PM2.5
PM10
PM1
PM2.5
PM10
PM1
PM2.5
PM10
PM1
PM2.5
PM10
PM1
PM2.5
PM10
PM1
PM2.5
PM10
PM1
Redundant PM Sensors Yes(x2) Yes(x3) Yes(x3) Yes(x3) Yes (x3) Yes (x3) Yes (x3)
Gas Sensors
Product A11 A12 A12 GSM A13 A18 A18++ A19
Ozone Sensor Yes - - Yes
Carbon Dioxyde (CO2) Optional Optional
Formaldehyde Sensor Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Meteorological Sensors
Product A11 A12 A12 GSM A13 A18 A18++ A19
RH Sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Temperature Sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pressure Sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connectivity
Product A11 A12 A12 GSM A13 A18 A18++ A19
WIFI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Serial Yes Yes Yes
GSM/3G Yes Yes
GPS Yes
Power Supply
Product A11 A12 A12 GSM A13 A18 A18++ A19
5V DC Power Supply Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power cable length 5m/ 16 feet 10m/ 33 feet 10m/ 33 feet n/a n/a n/a n/a
USB Power Supply Yes Yes Yes Yes
Embedded Battery 3 cells 9 cells 9 cells
Solar Charging Yes Yes Yes
Data Storage & Broadcast
Product A11 A12 A12 GSM A13 A18 A18++ A19
Internal Storage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - extended
Cloud Storage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Broadcasted on aqicn.org Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Historical Data Access Past 5 days only Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Statistical Analaysis Yes Yes Yes
Maintenance
Product A11 A12 A12 GSM A13 A18 A18++ A19
Tracable Calibration [3] Yes Yes Yes
Anomaly Detection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Maintenance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pricing
Product A11 A12 A12 GSM A13 A18 A18++ A19
Raw Cost (in USD) [1] $100 $200 $300 $300 $600 $800 $1000

Note 1:Station cost does not include shipping cost.
Note 2:For the Gas sensor, alternative configuration are possible - eg for monitoring fomaldeyde, TVOC, CO2.
Note 3:Tracable calibration means sensor recalibration using different dust types.

Shipment Cost

Eestimated shipment cost: (based on 1KG weight, size 18x10x12 cm, shipment from Beijing)

Region cost delivery time
USA/Canada$20USD 5~7 days
South Asia $20USD 5~7 days
Central Asia $30USD 6~8 days
Europe $30USD/25€ 5~8 days
India $40USD 3~5 days
Oceania (NZ, OZ) $30USD 8~10 days
Brazil, Chile$45USD 8~10 days
Other (LATAM, Africa, Middle East) contact us or check sf express

Ordering and Inquiry

If you are interested in getting a GAIA station, send us a message and we will allocate one station in the current batch. If you to place an order, please indicate your address and phone number for the delivery. Payment is done at shipping time, and can be done using any regular credit card or paypal.

Enter your name - eg "John Doe"


Enter your email address - eg "john.doe@mail.com"


Your product of interrest - eg "GAIA A12"
Shipping address (optional) - If you need a quotation, please let us know your shipment address and phone number so that we can estimate the shipping cost.
Address
City
ZIP
Country
Phone
write few words about your request - eg I would like to order a GAIA A12 for Quito in Ecuador. What does the shipping cost?

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대기질과 관련하여 많은 제품이 시중에 나와 있습니다. 어떤 제품은 효과가 입증된 제품도 있으나 그렇지 않은 제품도 있습니다. 우리 같은 일반 소비자의 경우, 어떤 제품이 안전하고 좋은 제품인지, 또 어떤 제품이 사지 말아야 할 제품인지를 가려내는것이 쉽지 않을때가 있습니다. 따라서 우리는 신중히 연구하고 평가하여 선발된 제품들을 찾아볼 수 있는 이 ‘대기오염 관련 물품’ 페이지를 만들었습니다.


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대기질 및 환경 오염 측정에 관하여 :

대기질 지수 단계에 대하여

AQI지수구분구간의미
0 - 50 좋음 대기오염 관련 질환자군에서도 영향이 유발되지 않을 수준
51 -100 보통 환자군에게 만성 노출시 경미한 영향이 유발될 수 있는 수준
101-150 민감군영향 환자군 및 민감군에게 유해한 영향이 유발될 수 있는 수준
151-200 나쁨 환자군 및 민감군(어린이, 노약자 등)에게 유해한 영향 유발, 일반인도 건강상 불쾌감을 경험할 수 있는 수준
201-300 매우나쁨 환자군 및 민감군에게 급성 노출시 심각한 영향 유발, 일반인도 약한 영향이 유발될 수 있는 수준
300+ 위험 환자군 및 민감군에게 응급 조치가 발생되거나, 일반인에게 유해한 영향이 유발될 수 있는 수준
(Reference: see airkorea.or.kr)

대기질과 오염에 대해 더 많은 것을 알아보려면 위키피디아의 대기질 문서(영어)을 보거나 대기질과 건강에 대한 AirNow 가이드(영어)를 참조해보세요.

매우 유용한 베이징의 의학박사 Richard Saint Cyr MD의 건강 관련 팁을 보려면 www.myhealthbeijing.com 의 블로그를 확인하세요.


사용안내: 모든 대기 질 데이터는 발행 당시에 검증되지 않았으며, 품질 보증으로 인해 이러한 데이터는 예고없이 언제든지 수정 될 수 있습니다. 세계 대기 품질 지수 프로젝트는이 정보의 내용을 편집함에있어 합당한 기술과 관심을 행사했으며 어떤 상황에서도 세계 대기 품질 지수 (World Air Quality Index) 프로젝트 팀 또는 그 대리인은이 데이터의 공급으로 인해 직접 또는 간접적으로 발생하는 손실, 상해 또는 손해에 대해 계약, 불법 행위 또는 기타의 책임을지지 않습니다.



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