Explore Acoem’s future-ready aerosol monitoring solutions at EAC 2023

4 Sep 2023

Anticipating tomorrow’s aerosol priorities today

The bi-annual European Aerosol Science Conference represents a key opportunity for Acoem to not only showcase its array of aerosol monitoring solutions, but also explore new and evolving sector needs by engaging with thought leaders in the research and academic community. This is especially the case this year, with expanding parameters for pollution measurement and a global shift in priorities to inform the air quality monitoring solutions that will be required in the future.

This year the European Aerosol Conference (EAC 2023) will be held in Malaga, Spain from 3 to 8 September. Hosted by the European Aerosol Assembly (EAA), Spanish Association for Aerosol Science and Technology (AECyTA), University of Malaga (UMA) and Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), the conference and exhibition event will bring together air quality specialists, scientists and government agencies to highlight research initiatives and technology advancements.

Acoem is a proud silver sponsor of EAC and participating in the event with two of its expert team members – Jošt Lavrič, PhD, and Keith Webster available for consultation at the Acoem stand (AG-24) throughout the five days.

Polar Integrating Nephelometer

3 Wavelength Integrating Nephelometer

ACTRIS-endorsed Acoem Aurora™ NE series nephelometer 

The Aurora NE series nephelometers (NE-300 and NE-400) represent an evolution based on extensive feedback from users in the research community and Acoem’s desire to make precision monitoring easier and more accessible. Technological advances and new features include a full-colour touchscreen, expanded communication protocols, improved internal plumbing and a more powerful microprocessor.

In 2022, prior to being released, it was successfully used by the Cyprus Institute in a scientific campaign as part of a suite of Acoem environmental monitoring equipment (including various Serinus gas analyser models) that was installed on a new research vessel that sailed from Spain to Abu Dhabi.

This preliminary field testing under real-life conditions was followed by an evaluation at the World Calibration Centre for Aerosol Physics (WCCAP) earlier this year, resulting in the acceptance of the Aurora NE-400 and NE-300 for use in Aerosol, Clouds & Trace Gases Research Infrastructure organisation (ACTRIS) facilities – joining their predecessors, the Aurora 3000 and 4000.

ACTRIS is the pan-European research infrastructure (RI) producing high-quality data and information on short-lived atmospheric constituents and their variability in natural and controlled atmospheres for its 22 member countries, 100+ facilities, and nearly 150 research organisations.

The Aurora™ integrating nephelometers are also used by other major research institutions and climate monitoring networks including Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW), which is part of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The Aurora nephelometers NE-300 and NE-400 Polar bring climate research and modelling projects to life with high-quality data and will be available for orders at EAC 2023.

To further explore the next generation Aurora NE series integrating nephelometers, view the webinar conducted by Acoem experts Jost Lavric, PhDGrant Kassell, and David Logan.

Understanding black carbon emissions with Acoem Met One C-12 portable monitor

Scientific studies confirm that Black Carbon (BC) is contributing significantly to the planet’s warming. Being able to accurately and easily monitor BC at the source with one or a network of Acoem Met One C-12 portable black carbon monitors gives our customers the opportunity to better understand the formation, transformation and migration of BC.

The C-12 was designed to provide greater accessibility to measuring black and brown carbon. The industrial grade and compact instrument is self-contained, removing the need for an expensive, space- and power-consuming environmental shelter. Users can set it up within minutes, virtually anywhere and it can operate off solar panels, batteries or a standard AC power adapter. The most cost-effective piece of equipment of its kind, it seamlessly communicates via WiFi or mobile network and can be hardwired to a data logger.

This revolutionary instrument measures and reports the concentration of black and brown carbon continuously with a 1-minute time resolution and can operate continuously and unattended for more than two months.

“By listening to the scientific community and developing more portable, lightweight and feature-packed monitoring equipment, we are filling a niche in the market and attracting customers from a wider audience,” commented Jošt Lavrič PhD, Acoem’s International Sales Manager – Scientific.

“When we reduce the size and weight of our monitors, we never compromise on their quality and accuracy,” he added.

To further explore the features, functionality & technology of the C-12 view the webinar conducted by Acoem Met One expert Dr. David Gobeli.

Monitoring of key particulate size fractions with ease

Also being showcased at EAC 2023 is the Acoem Met One ES-405. A simultaneous particulate profiler, it offers researchers vital information about aerosol concentrations in different size fractions (PM10, PM4, PM2.5 and PM1) simultaneously.

Quick to install and simple to operate, this optical instrument requires no filters and is ideally suited for use in emergency operations such as fires, public health issues and Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) situations where fast deployment can make all the difference – outdoors or indoors. Communicating directly with your mobile network, it can gather data from different points succinctly and help inform fast decision making on the ground. The ES-405 is also currently undergoing testing by Airparif.

According to Keith Webster, Acoem Environment Regional Business Manager, despite EAC being a distinctly European-focused event, it is very much a global gathering that sets a benchmark for progress in the field of aerosol mitigation and management around the world.

“Europe is a more mature market in terms of air quality measurement and its researchers are already investigating new pathways to make our environment better. What they are researching today will likely lead to the mainstream instruments of tomorrow,” he said.

“With countries like Switzerland recently voting to cut fossil fuel use and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, there is a greater focus on priorities like black carbon in addition to key particulates. For this reason, instruments like the Aurora NE-400 Polar, the C-12, and the ES-405 will be crucial in the continual search for global environmental solutions,” he added.

To further explore this high-performance, industrial-grade particle counter, view the webinar conducted by Acoem Met One expert Dr. David Gobeli.

Visit the Acoem stand at EAC 2023

Visit the Acoem stand at EAC 2023 to speak with Keith Webster, Acoem Environment Regional Business Manager, and Jošt Lavrič PhD, Acoem’s International Sales Manager – Scientific and former Senior Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry. The team will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate instruments and discuss how Acoem aerosol solutions can be customised to meet specific project requirements.

For more information about Acoem black carbon monitors, next-generation Aurora nephelometers, and other Acoem aerosol monitoring solutions, visit acoem.com or contact us directly.


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