Community Dust Monitoring Network

Environmental dust monitoring solution to determine size of dust particles.

The customer

An agency involved in the protection, restoration and enhancement of the environment through the risk-based regulation of pollution, waste, noise and radiation.

The project

From 6 September to 9 September 2021, the customer installed three community-based dust monitors and anemometers (which monitor the wind and speed direction) in the backyards of volunteers in South Australia.

The sites were chosen by residents from a community working group and the agency. The monitors will determine whether the general dust in the area is of small enough particles to be a health concern, and SA Health is partnering with the community for this study to interpret the data.

Our solution

A rugged customised enclosure system was built using the industry-recognised TSI DustTrak DRX real-time aerosol monitor.

Along with Vaisala weather sensors and Pervasive Telemetry, the system, which can be quickly and easily set up and deployed to remote locations,  is able to transmit real time data back to the customer’s headquarters for analysis.

The outcome

Live air quality data is now available allowing the customer’s staff to monitor the data and measuring it against local and regional dust events.

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Products used in this project

TSI 8533 DustTrak DRX Desktop Aerosol Monitor

TSI DustTrak Aerosol Monitors

Measure both mass and size fraction at the same time, as well as providing a gravimetric sample. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications.

TSI 8535

TSI 8535 DustTrak Environmental Enclosure

A portable, weatherproof enclosure custom built to house DustTrak units for accurate, precise measurements outdoors or in harsh industrial environments.


Vaisala WXT530 Series Weather Transmitter

Cost efficient, all-in-one weather instruments measuring six important weather parameters: air pressure, temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed and wind direction.

Pervasive Telemetry AgentG2+ Remote Monitoring

Pervasive Telemetry AgentG2+

The AgentG2+ links the rich web-based monitoring, control and configurability of the cloud-based Pervasive Portal with the physical world.

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