data on NO
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Where is it found?
Nitrogen oxide is emitted from automotive engines and the burning of coal, oil, diesel fuel, and natural gas, specially from electric power plants.
It is also emitted by cigarettes, gas stoves, wood burning, and silos that contain silage.
Why is it harmful?
Nitric oxide (NO), also called nitrogen oxide, is a colourless toxic gas originated from the oxidation of nitrogen. It contributes to climate change and its inhalation affects human health. When it reacts with sunlight and other chemicals, such as sulphur dioxide (SO2), it forms smog and acid rain.
The inhalation of high levels of nitric oxide can cause respiratory problems, particularly in vulnerable humans, such as asthmatics, and it is involved in the cardiovascular and immune systems.
The Nitric Oxide Cartridge has a built-in electrochemical sensor ideal to measure from very low ppb concentrations up to several ppm than can be found in the at- mosphere close to pollution sources (vehicles, industries…).
This cartridge is very accurate and stable with very good temperature correction algorithm and can work beyond two years easily under no extreme environments. The cartridge can suffer from a small zero drift (some ppbs) over time that can be easily corrected with the remote Kunak Calibration Tool available on Kunak AIR Cloud software.
- Measurement range: concentration range measured by the sensor.
- Resolution: the smallest unit of measurement that can be indicated by the sensor.
- Operating temperature range: temperature interval at which the sensor is rated to operate safely and provide measurements.
- Operating RH range (Recommended RH range): humidity interval at which the sensor is rated to operate safely and provide measurements.
- Operating life: lifetime of the sensor at normal conditions.
- Guarantee range: limit covered by the guarantee.
- LOD (Limit Of Detection): measured at laboratory conditions at 20ºC and 50% RH. The limit of detection is the minimum concentration that can be detected as significantly different at zero gas concentration, based on the metric from the Technical Specification CEN/TS 17660-1:2022.
- Repeatability (measured at laboratory conditions at 20ºC and 50% RH): closeness of the agreement between the results of successive measurements of the same measure carried out under the same conditions of measurement, based on the metric from the Technical Specification CEN/TS 17660-1:2022.
- Response time: time needed by the sensor to reach 90% of the final stable value.
- Statistical metric: statistics obtained between the device hourly measurements and reference instruments for 1 to 8 months field test between -10 to +30ºC in different countries. (*) The expected error for PM10 is higher in the presence of coarse particles.
- Mean Absolute Error: it is the average mean absolute error (MAE) obtained between the device hourly measurements and reference instruments for 1 to 8 months of field test between -10 to +30ºC in different countries.
- Error: it is the error of the sensor at reading measurement or full scale.
- DQO-Typical U(exp): Data Quality Objective expressed as the Expanded Uncertainty in the Limit Value obtained between hourly measurements of the device and the reference instruments for 1 to 8 months field test between -10 to +30ºC in different countries, based on the metric from the European Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EC and from the Technical Specification CEN/TS 17660-1:2022. (*) The expected error for PM10 is higher in the presence of coarse particles.
- Typical intra-model variability: calculated as the standard deviation of the three sensor means in 1 to 8 months field test between -10 to +30ºC in different countries.