How do I choose a sensor?

The South Coast Air Quality Management District in California thoroughly evaluates air sensors available for purchase through their Sensor Performance Evaluation Center (AQ-SPEC). AQ-SPEC compares air sensors to regulatory monitors both in a laboratory test chamber and in the field on a long term basis. This is the most comprehensive air sensor testing program that we know of and we use it to select sensors for our own evaluation.

If you’re looking for more of a DIY solution, the World Air Quality Index project reviews sensors that require some hands-on experience.

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1. How do I choose a sensor?
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