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Diesel Pollution Sensors

Updated: Feb 4

Ships, trains, and highway vehicles such as trucks and some cars run on diesel. Some non-road equipment, including mining machines and farm machinery, is also powered by diesel. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, about one-third of the transportation fleet in the US consists of vehicles running on diesel.


However, the widespread use of diesel engines has resulted in a major cause of concern - diesel pollution. In 2020 alone, CO2 emissions from diesel vehicles number to about 432 million metric tons.



Dangerous Effects of Diesel Pollution

When burned, diesel fuel emits other harmful pollutants such as:

  • Nitrogen Oxide (NOx)

  • Diesel Particulate Matter (containing soot, benzene, 1,3-butadiene, formaldehyde, and other known cancer-causing organic compounds)

  • Hydrocarbons

Poor Health - These emissions are dangerous to health, causing lung and heart disease and other challenges. The damaging effects of diesel emissions are not limited to humans. Plants and animals are also being increasingly impacted.

Reduced Visibility - Diesel emissions also contribute to haze, which reduces visibility. This is due to particle emissions that absorb sunlight and scatter light particles.

Climate Change - Diesel Particulate Matter consists of Black Carbon, the second-largest contributor to global warming.


Enter, Diesel Pollution Sensors!

In a world where exhaust filters have failed, the use of diesel pollution sensors to reduce the dissipation of pollutants into the air and comply with the EPA’s stringent regulations is a no-brainer.


Advancement in technology has seen the development of a range of IoT sensors capable of detecting dangerous diesel emissions. Distributed Sensing Technologies’ ObservAir smart sensors not only detect the presence of dangerous gases but also correctly measure the levels and transmit them to you in real-time, no matter where you are.


The ObservAir® Difference

  • Monitoring and reporting of Black Carbon using aerosol absorption photometer.

  • Monitoring and reporting of gaseous pollutants, including CO, NO2, SO2, H2S, and O3.

  • Tough, portable, and easy to deploy anywhere.

  • Options to choose the air pollution data you want to collect.

  • Patented design features and methods to ensure accuracy in all weather conditions.

  • Equipped with a silent micropump that actively draws air through all sensing elements to maximize measurement performance.

  • Designed in collaboration with leading scientists to conform to the highest standards.

  • Can be mounted on vehicles for real-time mobile monitoring.

  • Flexible connectivity with WiFi, LTE, LoRa, and more.

  • It comes with 16GB of storage space for saving data.

  • It can be customized for your unique needs.



Pick Your Configuration Today

At DST, we are at the forefront of developing innovative air monitors and analyzers, using our expertise to help you attain optimal health, save money, and achieve environmental compliance. Whether you want the standard ObservAir® or a more customized solution, you get quality, accurate, real-time air quality monitoring no matter what. Pick your configuration and get a quote today.

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