The air-Q is the result of several years of research and development. Accordingly, it is technically mature and highly developed. In addition to the sensor components, a complex, software-based algorithm was developed that enables the detection of previously hidden particles in the air.
The technology of the air-Q has been developed since 2015 together with several scientific partners according to laboratory standards. The aim of the research was to develop an indoor air measuring device - the air analyser - with smart technology that measures air quality according to the most modern standards, but is compact and affordable at the same time. This meets the needs of both professional and private users who want to know more about the air they breathe.
To achieve the goals, individual sensor components have been completely redeveloped. Furthermore, there is the demand to make the measured parameters and values available in a way that is as easy to understand and transparent as possible. Software algorithms are even used to detect situations in the air that could previously only be clarified by laboratory tests. This makes the air-Q the most comprehensive, powerful and intelligent analyser of air and air quality - "Made in Germany".
135 × 43 × 114 mm
Temperature 0 to +50 °C
Humidity 15 - 95 %.
1.8 seconds in continuous operation
Oxygen (O₂), carbon dioxide (CO₂), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO₂), sulphur dioxide (SO₂), ozone (O₃), VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds as a group of substances: Also reacts to methane, formaldehyde and other C-compounds), particle sizes PM₁, PM₂'₅ and PM₁₀), temperature, relative + absolute humidity, air pressure, noise level(All components of breathing air).
Hydrogen sulphide (H₂S), ammonia (NH₃), methane (CH₄), butane (C₄H₁₀), formaldehyde (CH₂O) [specific], others on request.
5 V USB plug-in power supply USB-A to USB-C, optional battery (e.g. USB power bank)
Particulates is a mixture of solid and liquid suspended particles with a very small diameter.Depending on the particle size and composition, particulates can have a lasting effect on the respiratory tract and the cardiovascular system. The air-Q air analyser can measure particulates of different particle sizes (PM₁₀, PM₂,₅, PM₁).
Nitrogen dioxide (NO₂) belongs to the group of nitrogen oxides. It is a reddish-brown, chlorine-like and pungent smelling gas.NO₂ has a strong irritating effect on the respiratory tract and promotes asthma.
Carbon dioxide (CO₂) is one of the natural components of air and an important greenhouse gas in the earth's atmosphere. Excessively high carbon dioxide concentrations indoors lead to lower performance and fatigue and even life-threatening respiratory distress.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced, among other things, by the incomplete combustion of substances containing carbon.The colourless, odourless and tasteless gas is a strong respiratory poison that quickly reaches dangerous concentrations in unventilated rooms.
Molecular oxygen (O₂) is a colourless and odourless gas that is present in 21 % of the air. On the Earth's surface, oxygen is the most abundant element by mass.
Ozone (O₃) near the earth is formed by the reaction of oxygen, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds under intense solar radiation.Even in slightly elevated concentrations, it causes severe irritation of the mucous membranes and respiratory tract.
Sulphur dioxide is a colourless, pungent smelling and sour tasting irritant gas and is perceptible to humans at concentrations between 0.8 and 4.0 mg/m³.
Radon is a noble gas whose decay releases radioactive particles (so-called alpha radiation).
✓ air-Q Radon is in progress and will be available in the air-Q online shop soon
Absolute humidity describes the water vapour density: that is, the mass of water vapour contained in a specified volume of air.
Air humidity refers to the proportion of water vapour in the gas mixture of the air.Humidity that is too high or too low indoors can have a negative impact on people's well-being and health.
Formaldehyde is a colourless, pungent-smelling substance that is gaseous at room temperature. Due to its use in adhesives, formaldehyde is very common in interiors today and is found in many wood-based materials and furniture.
Measurable (via the VOC gases substance group) with air-Q light, air-Q basic and air-Q pro as well as air-Q science or via the formaldehyde single sensor.
Methane is a combustible gas and the main component of heating gas.
Measurable (via the VOC gases substance group) with air-Q light, air-Q basic and air-Q pro as well as air-Q science or via the methane single sensor.
Air pressure is created by the continuous movement of air masses.As part of the atmospheric environmental conditions, it has a direct influence on human health and well-being.
Sound becomes noise when unwanted noises are perceived as disturbing, annoying or impairing.As a psychosocial stress factor, noise can severely impair well-being and performance.
The noise maximum value, unlike the basic stressful "normal" noise value, reflects acute noise events - such as a short loud bang in the night. These events documented by the noise maximum value can abruptly interrupt rest phases and cause stress.
The air temperature has a significant influence on the reaction time of chemical processes and thus on the metabolic process of humans.It therefore makes sense to measure it. Temperatures that are too high or too low can have a negative impact on mental or physical health.
VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are organic, carbon-containing compounds that evaporate even at low temperatures. In many cases, VOCs are largely harmless to living beings - despite their influence on well-being. However, this group of substances also includes substances that are critical to health, such as formaldehyde.
The dew point describes the temperature point at which the relative humidity is 100% and the existing water vapour in the air would immediately begin to condense into water.
Nitrous oxide is a colorless and tasteless gas with a slightly sweet odor. Under the name laughing gas, it is known primarily from medicine as a painkilling and anesthetic agent.
✓ Measurable with the air-Q Science or the nitrous oxide (N₂O) single sensor.
Hydrogen sulphide is a colourless, malodorous and highly toxic gas that is flammable and highly combustible. It has the typical smell of rotten eggs and is produced when proteins from sulphur-containing amino acids are decomposed by putrefactive and sulphur bacteria.
Ammonia (NH₃) is a pungent-smelling, colourless and toxic gas. It irritates the eyes and respiratory tract and has a suffocating effect. Ammonia is one of the most widely produced industrial chemicals. In nature, urea and various salts occur as reaction products.
✓ Measurable with the air-Q Science or the ammonia single sensor.
Hydrogen occurs stably only as molecular hydrogen (H₂) and is a colourless and odourless gas. It reacts rapidly with oxygen (O₂) to form water, releasing energy. H₂ is not toxic but has flammable / explosive properties.
✓ Measurable with the air-Q Science or the hydrogen single sensor.
Chlorine (Cl₂) is a toxic greenish gas with high reactivity. In low concentrations it irritates the mucous membranes and respiratory tract, in high concentrations it has a corrosive effect.
✓ Measurable with the air-Q Science or Chlorine (Cl₂) single sensor.
Together with many partners, we develop the air-Q air analyser and the air-Q app to improve people's health and performance. Particularly important are our development partners, with whom we work daily on new solutions for healthy and conscious breathing and living.