Advanced Solutions for Tracking Black Carbon
Black Carbon (BC), also known as soot, is a highly impactful pollutant emitted from incomplete combustion processes like burning fossil fuels, biomass, and waste. It ranks as the second largest man-made contributor to global warming, following closely behind carbon dioxide. Not only does black carbon pose significant risks to respiratory health, but it also contributes to climate change and negatively affects air quality on both local and global scales.
The Black Carbon Monitoring solutions offered by Met One Instruments Powered by Acoem help you quantify, monitor, and therefore take control of black carbon emissions. Our advanced technology and expertise offers a range of solutions to accurately measure and track Black Carbon emissions. This empowers you to make informed decisions and implement effective strategies for reducing this potent pollutant. Join us in fostering a cleaner and healthier future by monitoring Black Carbon sources, concentrations, and trends. Take the first step towards a more sustainable tomorrow.
What is Black Carbon and why is it important?
Black carbon is the sooty part of particulate matter (PM) formed by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and biomass. It is mostly emitted by vehicles, non-road mobile machinery such as forestry machines, ships, coal or wood burning stoves in homes. Another important source is open biomass burning including forest fires and agricultural waste burning. Black carbon, seen as soot it is categorized as a ‘short-lived’ climate pollutant but its negative impacts are both fast-acting and extensive—black carbon increases the melting of ice and glaciers, harms public health, reduces food security and disrupts weather patterns.
Of all air pollutants, PM is the most harmful to health. The black carbon part of PM is particularly harmful as it represents a mixture of very fine, partly carcinogenic particles, small enough to enter the bloodstream and reach other organs.
With the reduction of carbon dioxide taking a priority under the Kyoto Protocol, mitigating short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, have taken a back seat with many organizations and governments. However, recent studies show that black carbon may be responsible for close to 20% of the planet’s warming, making it the second highest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. This provides us with a real opportunity to make an immediate impact on climate change.
Black Carbon Monitors Products:
BC 1054 Black Carbon Analyzer
The BC 1054 Multi-spectrum Black Carbon Analyzer from Met One Instruments Powered by Acoem continuously measures the transmittance of light across filter media onto which particulate matter is accumulating and in real-time calculates the black-carbon “BC” concentrations at 10 different...
BC 1060 Portable Black Carbon Monitor
The BC 1060 Portable Black Carbon Monitor from Met One Instruments Powered by Acoem measures and reports black carbon concentrations, with user-selectable time resolution down to one minute, at both UV (370 nm) and IR (880 nm) illumination wavelengths. The...
C-12 Portable Black Carbon Monitor
Black Carbon and Brown Carbon monitoring on a granular scale has never been more affordable, opening up an array of opportunities that were previously economically out of reach for many applications. Introducing the GROUNDBREAKING C-12 Portable Carbon Monitor from...