The naneos partector is being used by the federal institute of technology Lausanne (EPFL) to monitor urban air quality in Lausanne. 10 instruments have been mounted on buses of Lausanne public transport, and their measurements are being transmitted via mobile phone network to the EPFL servers. The partector is ideally suited for this kind of deployment, because it needs very little maintenance. Download a poster of the EPFL research group
Nanograde is a spinoff of the Swiss federal institute of technology Zürich (ETHZ), specializing in the production of custom nanoparticles. Since only little is known on nanoparticle toxicitiy with the exception of some well-studied reference materials, nanograde is leaving nothing to chance: a naneos partector is wall-mounted at their nanoparticle production faciltiy and will alert them if there is a leak where nanoparticles are being released.
With the partector, it is extremely easy to map your personal exposure to nanoparticles: Our software allows you to combine a GPS track (from any GPS device) with the partector data, and output graphs like this one, from Helsinki.