DNREC has developed a Moveable Monitoring Platform (MMP) to increase its air monitoring capabilities and assist with special projects. The movable monitor improves DNREC’s response to air quality concerns in areas where no permanent air monitoring station can be placed.
The Moveable Monitoring Platform is designed with state-of-the-art instrumentation to monitor criteria pollutants (ozone, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter), selected air toxics and meteorological data. It allows DNREC to move faster to set up air monitoring in response to public concerns.
The creation of the MMP began in 2012, when Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) conveyed a van they no longer needed to Air Quality.
The Moveable Monitoring Platform is equipped to monitor the following: