Real-time measurement every minute
Ecosystem Bioaerosol Monitoring
Bioaerosols play a crucial role in the Earth system. In particular, in interactions between the atmosphere, biosphere, climate and public health. Primary biological aerosol particles are unavoidable for the reproduction and spread of organisms in various ecosystems and can cause diseases in humans, animals and plants.
Challenges of bioaerosol monitoring
The current measuring instruments for bioaerosols available in Europe are either manual measuring methods with high laboratory effort or automated measurements with low informative value about the type, origin and properties of primary biological aerosol particles. For an operational monitoring of e.g. pollen, spores or bacteria, manual measuring methods provide a low temporal resolution and automatic measuring instruments provide too little information about the measured particle. This results in incomplete and time-delayed information about the bioaerosols in our environment.
Manual measurement method
Automated real-time measurement
Automated real-time measurement of bioaerosols
The new generation of automated real-time measuring instruments now provide data every hour or even every minute without complex secondary processes. However, they also bring new requirements in the operation that need to be taken into account.
The solution for operational use is therefore not a single measurement system that can measure bioaerosol particles, but a combination of components for reliable real-time monitoring of bioaerosols.
Characteristics of real-time measurement
- reliable and proven measuring principle
- continuous quality assurance
- use of Artificial Intelligence to identify the particles
- integrated algorithms for the recognition
- seamless extension of the algorithms to local flora and environment
- fully automatic operation and low maintenance
- integrated data management and processing of BigData
SwisensEcosystem Bioaerosol Monitoring
Swisens has recognised that a single measurement system only contributes to a limited extent to progress in bioaerosol monitoring. Therefore, we offer a unique ecosystem of hardware, software and service components. We offer tools, services and support in dealing with the latest technologies and pave the way for the new era of real-time monitoring of bioaerosols.
Real-time bioaerosol monitoring with Swisens:
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This is what our satisfied customers say
Benoît Crouzy –
Surface Data, Project Manager Swiss Automated Pollen Network
Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss
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Prof Martin Gallagher –
Centre for Atmospheric Science,
University of Manchester
“I speak on behalf of my colleagues who are Urban Observatory Principal Investigators and Research Collaborators from the University of Manchester that we have rarely seen, or been provided with such exemplary support as that provided by Swisens. Swisens customer support has been remarkable given the current situation, from remote training and commissioning to rapid support for hardware and software tools specific to our needs to extremely well organised seminars that actually focus on customer feedback and needs. In particular we have been impressed with the Swisens open source data approach and their attention to different users specific needs. Swisens technical innovations has already generated enormous interest in a bioaerosol-aerobiology community that until recently has been limited with respect to real-world and near real-time detection and importantly quantification of airborne bioaerosol concentrations. Their approach has developed significant rapport with multi-disciplinary researchers and Swisens should be lauded for this.”
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Mikhail Sofiev –
Atmospheric Composition Research Department
Finnish Meteorological Institute
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Debora Käser –
Department for Work Safety / Health Protection
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