Elena Austin, Igor Novosselov, Edmund Seto, Michael G. Yost, Jeffrey Shaman (ed): Laboratory Evaluation of the Shinyei PPD42NS Low-Cost Particulate Matter Sensor

Finely resolved PM2.5 exposure measurements at the level of individual participants or over a targeted geographic area can be challenging due to the cost, size and weight of the monitoring equipment. We propose re-purposing the low-cost, portable and lightweight Shinyei PPD42NS particle counter as a particle counting device. Previous field deployment of this sensor suggests that it captures trends in ambient PM2.5 concentrations, but important characteristics of the sensor response have yet to be determined. Laboratory testing was undertaken in order to characterize performance.

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