- Indoor Air Quality - IAQ
- HVAC and DCV Energy Savings
- Maximizing Plant Growth
- Detecting Toxic CO2 Levels
- Capnography and Medicine
- Algae and Biofuel Production
1. Indoor Air Quality
When it comes to indoor air quality, carbon dioxide is the “canary in the mineshaft”. As CO2 levels rise, the quantity of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), odors and micro-organisms in the air rise too. That’s why HVAC engineers use carbon dioxide level transmitters to regulate airflow in modern office buildings.
In addition to air quality, a carbon dioxide can also affect your health. Studies have shown high CO2 concentrations affect your ability to concentrate on tasks. If you find yourself sleepy in the office or the classroom, it may be a buildup of CO2!
2. Energy Savings
Carbon dioxide transmitters used in LEED certified and on-demand HVACR systems to conserve energy. Rather than continuously “dumping” conditioned air, a carbon dioxide transmitter with relay can turn on the heat, fans, or air conditioners when people enter the room, and turn them off when they leave.
Studies have shown that CO2 - based air control can result in up to 50% energy savings.
3. Plant Growth
Indoor gardeners, hydroponic growers and indoor greenhouse growers are constantly looking for new ways to grow bigger and healthier plants. They know that monitoring carbon dioxide, humidity and temperature is critical to achieve the best results. Fortunately, it is no longer necessary to purchase three different products – our meters do it all.
4. Toxic CO2 Levels
Carbon dioxide, in the form of dry ice or liquid in canisters, can pose a potential deadly threat when stored in enclosed spaces. Our portable and wall-mounted CO2 monitors with alarms are used by breweries, restaurants, machine shops, garages and many other businesses as a low-cost way to warn employees to stay out of enclosed areas with high carbon dioxide levels.
5. Capnography and Medicine
Capnography is the monitoring of carbon dioxide in the respiratory gases. It is increasingly being used by emergency medical personnel and hospitals as a tool to judge the condition of patients. For example, by measuring the end-tidal CO2 (ETCO2, the level of carbon dioxide released at the end of expiration) through a mask attached to a CO2 sensor, EMS technicians can receive an early warning of a patients worsening condition.
6. Algae and Biofuel Production
Algae is used to transform water and CO2 into methane and oxygen. High carbon dioxide levels are required to maximize methane production, while low oxygen levels are required to protect the organisms. We offer CO2 and methane sampling meters to insure peak algae production.
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