The comparative measurement of PM10 sensors has been officially started. The organizer of the action is the Malopolska Region, in cooperation with the Chief Inspectorate for Environmental Protection, the Provincial Inspectorate for Environmental Protection in Krakow, the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, the Rabka-Zdrój Municipality and the Krakow Smog Alert Association. The purpose of the action is to verify and evaluate the reliability of the widely available measurement devices by comparing the results obtained with the results obtained using the reference measurement method of the Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Inspection. The measurements have been being carried out from 18 February at the measurement station in Rabka-Zdrój and will last until June 15th. The comparative action will end with a study report that will be published and widely accessible to municipalities and residents. The measurements take place within the integrated LIFE Malopolska project, supported by the LIFE program of the European Union.

Invitations to participate in the measurements were addressed to all of the leading companies offering PM10 meters. The challenge of verifying their equipment was taken by 5 of them – Envimet Services, Solutions for Technology, Elkomp Jacek Kediołek, TETABIT and Warsaw University of Technology. The report summarizing the measurement results will be prepared by scientists from the AGH University of Science and Technology together with the experts of the Chief Inspectorate for Environmental Protection.

Rules of the Comparative Measurements