IRDA has developed two mobile laboratories for measuring air quality in rural areas. They can be used to measure the air quality in and around livestock buildings and also within rural communities.
The two mobile units are equipped with sampling stations that can be adapted for the situation at hand. A gas chromatograph (GC) is used to measure ambient air quality, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) inside livestock buildings.
Ammonia (NH3) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) concentrations are measured within rural communities and in or around buildings using infrared gas analyzers.
We have the equipment required to measure these gases at the concentrations most likely to be found in the air. The two mobile labs are equipped with complete meteorological stations that can establish the relationships between gas concentrations, emissions, and atmospheric conditions.