Air Quality Monitoring in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa With - Dust, PM2.5, VOCs

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Air Quality Monitoring in Africa?

Or anywhere in your world?

This is a video overview of how is used by MIT air quality researchers in Africa – Kigali, Rwanda.

You’ll see in the video how motorcycle taxi drivers wearing PM2.5 and VOC air quality sensors collect mobile, GPS-tagged sensor information.

Does your organization need to remotely monitor assets? Do you fancy Industrial IoT / IIoT?

Have a look at our Customer Stories page for more on how we’ll work with your organization to help you monitor air quality, water, fluids, vehicles, trucks, trailers, industrial equipment, just about anything, anywhere!

We get our boots dirty in the field. We understand customer needs for Industrial IoT applications and deployments.

Whether you need your remote sensor information on 2D or 3D Earth Globe Maps, beautiful graphs and charts, or on your own custom webpage dashboard with IIoT widgets & maps, send us a message at and we’ll get you just what you need.

To quote the video: “Air quality and pollution is a huge issue worldwide and we’re happy to work with you to help the air quality situation around the world!”

Step 1: Watch the Video!

Howdy! This is Edward from Valarm.

How can you, your teams, and your organizations monitor air quality quickly and effectively? Well you’re in luck cuz in this video you’ll see how is used by MIT in Africa, specifically Kigali, Rwanda, for remote air quality monitoring.

You can use to monitor literally any sensor, whether it’s water, tanks, or other industrial equipment. You’ll see in this video how Valarm Tools Cloud is used to monitor dust like particulate matter, a.k.a., PM2.5, and specific gases like Volatile Organic Compounds, a.k.a., VOCs.

MIT air quality researchers decided to deploy air quality sensors on motorcycle taxi drivers in Kigali, Rwanda. Here you see photo of SafeMotos, the motorcycle taxi business that helped collect the air quality information you see in the maps of Kigali, Rwanda.

You’ll see a backpack in the photos that is 1 of the mobile air quality monitoring deployments that the drivers wear. The air quality sensors are exposed in the front to measure ambient air for particulates like PM2.5 and gnarly chemicals and gases like VOCs.

The air quality sensor information is visualized on the maps you’re seeing here of Kigali, Rwanda, in Africa. Gigantic thank yous go out to Langley Dewitt at MIT for the maps and photos of African air quality monitoring. Note that in this case Dylos and Yoctopuce air quality sensors are used.

However, for your organization’s air quality monitoring needs you may need use different brands and sensor manufacturers like Alphasense OPC-N2 Optical Particle Counter / Particulate Matter PM1, PM2.5, PM10 sensors or an AirCasting AirBeam sensors.

Since is an open platform you can connect all of your sensors to 1 place for mapping in 2D, 3D, graphing, download, APIs, and any other analytics your teams need.

Step 2: Monitor Air Quality, Pollution, Air Exposure, Gases, Particulate Matter, Anything, Anywhere!

See our blog at for more on how to use specific gas sensors like O3 / Ozone, NOx / Nitrogen Oxides, H2S / Hydrogen Sulfide, SO2 / Sulfur Dioxide, Optical Particle Counters like the Alphasense OPC-N2 for monitoring PM1, PM2.5, PM10, the AirBeam wearable air monitor for your pollution exposures, or ANY other air quality sensors you need to monitor! Wow, that was a long list, the bottom line is that air quality and pollution is a huge issue worldwide and we’re happy to work with you to help the air quality situation around the world.

Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us at if you’ve got any questions about air quality monitoring,, sensors, remote real-time telemetry, Industrial IoT / IIoT, or if you just want to chat with friendly folks, we’re available and happy to help you monitor anything, anywhere.



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