A new, low-cost air monitoring system.
Mr. Heimbinder, 36, who lives in Park Slope and runs a nonprofit organization called HabitatMap, is a pollution hunter. Armed with a portable sensor attached with Velcro to his biceps, he uses his smartphone to record minuscule fluctuations in air quality. The system, known asAirCasting, allows him to create and share online color-coded maps of neighborhood air quality. (Hardware components cost as little as $180 — the whole thing is about the size of three smartphones.)
This company is receiving calls from people in the fracking zone who are interested in measuring methane and H2S gas.
NY Times: Microsampling Air Pollution (with VIDEO)
By PETER ANDREY SMITH and MAYETA CLARK
JUNE 3, 2013