TSI Inc. has been tapped to provide devices to officials who will measure pollution levels during the Olympics next month.
A Minnesota company’s monitoring products will be helping to determine that the air Olympic athletes will breathe in Beijing next month is clean.
TSI Inc. of Shoreview, Minn., has been tapped to provide air-quality devices to officials who will measure pollution levels during the Olympics. The Chinese capital is known to be heavily polluted, and the city officials have promised to bring air quality to World Health Organization standards during the Aug. 8-24 Games.
TSI’s Q-Trak indoor-air-quality meter, the DustTrak aerosol monitor, and several particle measurement and filter testing devices are among those being used to monitor indoor and outdoor conditions at the Olympics.
The DustTrak measures airborne particles, which officials say is major cause of Beijing pollution. The Q-Trak tests for substances such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, as well as monitoring humidity and temperatures.
Air quality has been a major concern for Chinese officials as well as many athletes scheduled to compete. Some have expressed reservations about breathing the city’s soot- and smog-filled air during events.