New Carbon Dioxide Monitors Combat Virus
LOS ANGELES, CA, Jan. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As more and more businesses, schools and other public indoor spaces prepare to open up, they’re working to not only be effective, but compliant too. Forensics Detectors works to solve both challenges with the recent launch of its first carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors for COVID-19 preparedness planning. These monitors are specifically designed for indoor spaces such as classrooms, gyms and offices. They’re also compliant with the California Assembly Bill AB 841 CO2 monitoring requirements which mandates CO2 indoor air quality monitoring to reduce COVID-19 transmission and infection risk.
The bill requires classrooms to monitor CO2 and provide an alert when the carbon dioxide levels in the classroom have exceeded 1,100 ppm. Forensics Detectors has two new carbon dioxide monitors that fit the bill – two versions of Model C02000 – a USB charger version and a direct plug-in version.
“Carbon Dioxide monitoring is becoming an imperative part of COVID-19 preparedness planning,” Dr. Koz, founder and chief engineer, Forensics Detectors, says. “CO2 is exhaled with aerosols containing pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2 from COVID-19 infected people and can be used as a proxy of virus concentrations in the indoor air as shown by the University of Colorado and Harvard School of Public Health.”
The CO2000 USB charger version uses a generic USB cable for power and battery recharge. This version is great for mobile battery operation. The CO2000 wall plug-in version plugs directly into a wall power outlet and operates from 110V, so users can simply plug it in and forget about it. If the indoor level of CO2 exceeds 1100 ppm, an LED alarm will sound.
Here are some carbon dioxide indoor monitoring requirements:
** California State: AB841 requiring classrooms to monitor CO2 and alarm at 1100ppm
** Washington State: Requiring CO2 monitoring in restaurants and alarm at 450ppm
** ASHRAE recommends indoor CO2 concentrations be maintained at—or below—1,000 ppm in schools and 800 ppm in offices.
** The Federal Environment Agency of Germany recommends classrooms and offices CO2 concentration should not exceed 1,000 ppm.