The AIR4, Air Quality Sensor uses an advanced MEMS metal oxide semiconductor sensor to detect poor air quality. The sensor reacts quickly to detect a broad range of VOCs such as smoke, cooking odors, bio-effluence, outdoor pollutants and from human activities. The sensor captures all VOC emissions that are completely invisible to CO2 sensors. Extensive studies and research have shown that there is direct correlation between CO2 levels and VOC levels and the Air Quality Sensor has been calibrated to provide a “CO2-equivalent” ppm measurement value, thereby achieving full compatibility to existing HVAC CO2 ventilation standards.
The CO2-equivalent sensor output value was developed over a period of several years to allow the IAQ sensor to be optimized for Demand Controlled Ventilation applications. The long-term IAQ sensor performance was monitored in various locations including offices, cafeterias, schools, production facilities, apartments and homes in direct comparison to infrared-absorption CO2 sensors.