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AirBeam2 - zero or close to zero PM (1, 2.5 and 10) readings
Hi al,
I just purchased an AirBeam2 sensor. The first time I tried it there were some low PM readings but they were there. However, all I get now are readings equal or very close to zero (1-2) for PM1, PM2.5 and PM10. Temperature and RH seem to be OK. Does anyone know how to solve this issue?
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urbaesploro 2 1520 Wed 05/30/2018, 01:56am
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NYC Council hearing on the "Sustainability of Biofuels"
The .pdf mentioned above is full of inaccuracies. I'm sorry to see that, these are still being posted on the web more than a year after this false testimony was delivered at the city council meeting.

Below are some accurate facts. I apologize for such a long post.

A twenty percent biodi...
HabitatMap 3 18561 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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NYC Council hearing on the "Sustainability of Biofuels"
Michael,

I have read your post very carefully. I can tell you are sincere in your concern for social and environmental impacts, and I support that cause. However, some of your points are dangerously flawed if they lead us back to sole reliance on fossil fuels.

I am not a salesman or a ...
HabitatMap 3 18561 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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Sustainable Tucson mapping Initiative
As far as food goes (and I use the term organic rather loosely. It is not necessary, I believe, for a farm to be certified organic, so long as they are using sustainable and organic practices):

1. Local, organic farms and ranches
2. Restaurants that support local, organic farms & ranches
3. ...
instantanderson 2 3690 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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Get on the Map!
Dozens of schools, colleges, and grassroots groups have created HabitatMaps sharing what they know and advocating for positive change in their communities. Why not join them? Create a HabitatMap profile, and get on the map!

Upper West Side Streets Renaissance
- UWS Streets Renaissance Campaig...
HabitatMap 1 5789 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:18am
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AirCasting - Read Our Proposal
Any updates on making the aircasting monitor? it has been a while since the original project started and I was wondering if there are more infos on the the accuracy of the sensors such as CO and NO2.
Michel
HabitatMap 2 3978 Fri 06/07/2013, 03:27am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
9/3/2008 Denny Larson from Global Community Monitor (www.gcmonitor.org) writes:

Global Community Monitor offers trainings in community air monitoring - see some of our projects at www.gcmonitor.org

Each project requires funding for the trainings, on-going technical assistance and of course...
HabitatMap 8 6496 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
I ran across this article on PM2.5 air pollution in the Transportation Altenatives magazine: http://www.transalt.org/files/newsroom/magazine/2008/summer/02.pdf. It might be interesting to do a street level PM2.5 Bucket Brigade project and compare the results with those from the air monitors ope...
HabitatMap 8 6496 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Meeker Plumes DEC/DOH "Availability Session" this Wednesday, 11/12.
The NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation and the NY State Dept of Health are holding an "availability session" regarding the Meeker Ave. Contaminant Plumes. For a map see: (http://habitatmap.org/maps/123). For more information visit the NCA website: http://www.newtowncreekalliance.org/me...
Newtown Creek Alliance 1 4760 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
On 12/3 Tim Dye from SonmaTech (http://www.sonomatech.com/) wrote:

Black Carbon (or elemental carbon, EC) is usually about 4%-7% of the mass of PM2.5 in urban U.S. environments.

There are portable instruments that can monitor select VOCs rather cheaply but these are mostly for fenceline or...
HabitatMap 8 32941 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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NYC Council hearing on the "Sustainability of Biofuels"
Please see slide show for accompanying images and graphs: http://habitatmap.org/habitatmap_docs/BooklynFoodConferenceSlides1.pdf

[SLIDE 1]
Hi, my name is Michael Heimbinder. I'm the Executive Director of HabitatMap.
HabitatMap is a Brooklyn based environmental health justice non-profit.

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HabitatMap 3 18561 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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HabitatMap Seeking Curriculum Specialist
HabitatMap is seeking a Curriculum Specialist to assist with curriculum development, toolkit development, and co-teaching for a Maps-Based Research Methods course that will be taught at the Green School in East Williamsburg this spring. The Curriculum Specialist will work in close partnership wit...
HabitatMap 1 5144 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
8/27/2008, Mike Schade from CHEJ (http://chej.org) writes:

Great! Yes I'd be very interested in attending a planning meeting. I have a few videos that show the Bucket Brigade in action...I'd be happy to bring a copy on DVD if anyone wanted to see a clip (there's some great clips in Blue Viny...
HabitatMap 8 6496 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
The Newtown Creek Environmental Monitoring Team will:

1) develop air and water quality test kits that can distributed to LaGuardia Community College students and residents and employees of the Newtown Creek neighborhoods who are concerned about the impact of pollution on community health.

2...
HabitatMap 8 32941 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
Thursday evening's NCEMT meeting went well. As per the agenda, we spent the bulk of the time debating the advantages and disadvantages of different air and water quality sampling technologies and methodologies. We also spent some time discussing visualizations for the mobile air monitoring comp...
HabitatMap 8 32941 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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The Promises & Perils of Biofuels, on the air w/ Bill Ayres
Bill Ayres, Executive director of World Hunger Year (http://www.yhunger.org/) and the host of WPLJ's weekly late night call in show (http://www.plj.com/showdj.asp?DJID=4086), will be discussing New York City's proposed bioheat mandate and the environmental and social impacts of biofuels with Mich...
admin 1 4040 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:10am
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Sustainable Santa Cruz, AZ Meeting, 8/6/09
08/06/09
5:30 PM
General Meeting
Tubac Community Center
50 Bridge Road
Tubac, AZ
Attend and help establish the partnerships that will be the basis for this critical effort, to bring a unified and comprehensive transition to our communities. Be part of the planning of educational events to s...
sustainablesantacruzaz 1 5686 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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CUP’s Affordable Housing Toolkit Launch Party & Workshops
The Center for Urban Pedagogy is throwing a launch party and hosting several free workshops to promote the use of their latest teaching and community organizing tool, "The Affordable Housing Toolkit". To learn more about the toolkit visit http://envisioningdevelopment.net. Be sure to take a min...
HabitatMap 0 6291 Thu 02/18/2010, 08:52am
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Bridges of the East River Tour
Bridges of the East River Tour, a 2-hour harbor tour aboard charter boat “American Princess”
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
6:15 P.M. departure from South Street Seaport, Manhattan
Ticket Price $50.00

Sponsored by American Princess Cruises

Tour Chairman:
George Bulow, Transportation Histo...
HabitatMap 1 5502 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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Searching for a Panelist to Discuss Community Mapping & Brownfields
I'm looking for one more person to speak during a panel discussion I'm putting together for the Brownfields Conference happening in Philly from 4/3 - 4/5, for more information visit http://www.brownfields2011.org/en/home. The presentations and discussion will take place from 11:15am - 12:30pm on...
HabitatMap 1 5418 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:20am
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AirCasting: restrictions on sensor values?
Only integers can be displayed in the AirCasting app UI but for sensors that report values with decimal places, these decimals are recorded, i.e. you can see them when you download the CSV file. There may be a limit to the number of digits that can be displayed. In my experience 5 and 6 digit n...
tamberg 2 4699 Wed 04/10/2013, 10:38am
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Aircasting App
I just downloaded the AirCasting App to read PM2.5 data out of the Shinyei PM sensor. The app is able to connect to the app in my phone. The app is able to detect my phone microphone as one of the sensor option, but not the Arduino Shinyei sensor.

Any help would be very appreciated.

Thanks
ashish_iowa 1 3655 Thu 10/15/2015, 12:17am
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How to measure PM10? And TSP?
Hey folk! Im doing a dust monitoring study for Ecology as well as community health near a coal mine in NSW, Australia. I've connected the air beam to my phone with the air casting app ok. But it is only measuring PM2.5 currently. Does anyone know how to get it to measure PM10 and TSP (Total Suspe...
Ameliemareva 1 2869 Tue 04/26/2016, 06:42pm
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How to measure PM10? And TSP?
The AirBeam doesn't measure PM10 or total particulates. It only measures PM2.5.
Ameliemareva 1 2869 Tue 04/26/2016, 06:42pm
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AirBeam2 - zero or close to zero PM (1, 2.5 and 10) readings
Sounds like the air you're measuring doesn't contain much particle pollution. If you'd like to test the response of the AirBeam2 to particulate matter burn some paper.
urbaesploro 2 1520 Wed 05/30/2018, 01:56am
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AirBeam2 - zero or close to zero PM (1, 2.5 and 10) readings
Thanks admin, I think the issue as OK now!
urbaesploro 2 1520 Wed 05/30/2018, 01:56am
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