Controlling Air Pollution Through Information
Warchałowski founded Airly in 2016 with a mission to accurately map out the air quality of any given location and provide users with knowledge that would enable them to combat air pollution.
The Poland-based startup business builds weather-proof air sensors capable of detecting all major air pollutants, including particulate matter, NO2, O3, SO2, and CO gases. Sensors built by the startup company provide real-time data about the air you breathe, which is also used to develop a real-time air quality map available online or through the Airly app.
The app tackling air pollution is compatible with Android and Apple mobile devices, allowing users to access accurate information regarding the local air quality on the go wherever sensors are installed. Users can even set up notifications from the app to alert them of rapid changes in air quality. These predictions are especially useful to app users in cities with large amounts of smog.
With the data gathered from Airly sensors, the company can provide insights about the local air quality as well as accurate forecasts for the future, which can be accessed directly on the Airly website and app. The business boasts 400,000 active monthly users of its maps and over 1 million downloads of its mobile app.
Providing Important Data in a Growing Market
Market research reports that the global air quality monitoring system market was worth $4.76 billion in 2020 and projects the market to grow at a CAGR of 5.26%. Airly’s business model not only taps into a growing industry but also provides extremely important data to users. According to a recently published research paper, an estimated 10.2 million deaths in 2012 occurred due to health issues stemming from particulate matter present in the air. Airly’s startup company provides solutions to combat air pollution and mitigate associated health impacts.
About the Author
James White is a Michigan State University graduate with a BS in Environmental Biology. He is interested in reporting emerging trends in technology, especially with regard to alternative energy and environmental conservation.