Monitoring particulate matter with commodity hardware

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Interested readers can now download the full text of my just-released Ph.D. dissertation, titled Monitoring particulate matter with commodity hardware [15 MB PDF]. Chapters 2 and 3 have previously been published as journal articles. New results obtained with the Shinyei PPD42NS sensor are presented in Chapter 4, “Observing urban plumes”.

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Field calibrations of a low-cost aerosol sensor

Our  paper on the development and evaluation of a PPD42NS-based instrument is now publicly available via the AMT Discussion forum (Article [PDF]Supplement [PDF]). It’s permanently citable in its existing form, though it will technically be in review until March 24. Hope you find the results to be of interest, dear reader.

PPD42NS sensors on a calibration rack