Workshop & Webinar: Air Quality Sensors

Event Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2018 to Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Event Type: 
Non-NEHA Event

Workshop Purpose

The Deliberating Performance Targets for Air Quality Sensors Workshop will solicit individual stakeholder views related to non-regulatory performance targets for sensors that measure fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone in the United States. Through on-site and webinar discussions, national and international participants will address a range of technical issues involved in establishing performance targets for air sensor technologies. Discussion topics include:

  • the state of technology with respect to sensor performance for various measures (e.g. limits of detection, linearity, interference, calibration, etc.);
  • important attributes of sensor technology to include in a performance target and why;
  • adoption of one set of performance targets for all non-regulatory purposes, versus a tiered approach for different sensor applications; and
  • lessons learned from other countries about choices or trade-offs they’ve made or debated in establishing performance targets for measurement technologies.

Who should attend?

People with technical expertise in measurement of ambient air pollution for a variety of purposes, to help identify issues and approaches to setting performance targets for air pollution sensors.

People from state and local governments, industry, and the public interested in using air sensors for a range of applications.

Workshop Follow-up

A group of technical experts will work with EPA to document and summarize the individual perspectives communicated at the workshop, within the context of relevant scientific literature. This review of technical issues will be published in a science/engineering journal or report.

Contact Name: 
Bailey Stearns
US Environmental Protection Agency