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Jumbo CO2 Monitor for Indoor Air Quality Tracking

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Carbon Monoxide monitoring for indoor safety has never been more important, as schools, restaurants and work places are beginning re-opening efforts. Over the past 15 months, Forensics Detectors has been dedicated in offering carbon dioxide monitoring products for COVID-19 preparedness planning. These detectors are specifically designed for indoor spaces such as classrooms, gyms and offices.

They have adjustable alarm settings to allow users to be compliant with the California Assembly Bill AB 841 CO2 monitoring requirements which mandates CO2 indoor air quality monitoring to reduce COVID-19 transmission and infection risk.

For many years, carbon dioxide measurements have been used to better understand the airflow and mixing in indoor structures that helps guide the design of cooling, heating, and ventilation systems. High CO2 levels indoors is tied to poor health and lack of fresh air entering an indoor space. Numerous studies have shown links between high CO2 levels and high concentration of airborne bacteria and viruses. Variables such as air exchange rates and exposure times are correlated to and probability of respiratory infections. Hence CO2 monitoring acts as valid proxy. People exhale CO2 when they breathe. The CO2 gas accumulates, especially when an indoor space is not well ventilated, allowing CO2 levels to increase far above the baseline outdoor levels.

Some have gone one step further, mandating indoor CO2 monitoring. For example, the California Assembly Bill AB 841 requires classrooms to monitor CO2 and provide an alert when the carbon dioxide levels in the classroom have surpassed 1100 ppm. To help, Forensics Detectors was one of the first companies to pivot and offer consumers a variety of CO2 monitor that fit the bill. Today, Forensics Detectors is launching its JUMBO version, that allows indoor occupants to see the CO2 levels from a distance, helping the visually impaired and providing greater viewability, particularly in large public indoor spaces to help with customer confidence and to assure good public safety.

"Carbon Dioxide monitoring means extra safety, something we have taken for granted over the many years, and only now with COVID-19 are we aware of the importance of monitoring CO2 to help prevent airborne pathogen transmission," Dr. Koz, founder and chief engineer, Forensics Detectors, says. "CO2 is exhaled with aerosols containing pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2 from COVID-19 infected people and can be used as a proxy of virus concentrations in the indoor air as recently discovered by leading researchers."

The new JUMBO carbon dioxide monitor uses a generic USB cable for power and battery recharge. This version is great for large spaces or rooms such as classrooms, buses, churches, indoor public spaces such as libraries and public administration offices.

For more information about the Forensics Detectors carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors, visit: https://www.forensicsdetectors.com/products/jumbo-co2-monitor

ABOUT FORENSICS DETECTORS

Forensics Detectors was established in 2017 to offer consumers affordable and innovative gas detectors, meters and analyzers. The company specializes in air quality monitoring, offering customers the most depth and breadth in affordable air quality and gas detection products. The company is located in California on the lovely Palos Verdes Peninsula.

The company can be found across social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/COForensics

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forensicsdetectors/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/DrKoz-Forensics-Detectors/100023151221336

Website: https://www.forensicsdetectors.com/

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/BAtN0QDZLWI

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sarah Kong
of Forensics Detectors
+1-310-344-5441
sarah@forensicsdetectors.com

Related link: https://www.forensicsdetectors.com/

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Carbon Monoxide Super-Meter for Inspectors and Scuba

LOS ANGELES, Calif., -- Forensics Detectors, a gas detection expert company residing in Los Angeles, California, has introduced its highly sensitive 0.1ppm carbon monoxide "super-meter," an innovation that has been designed to help users prevent low-level carbon monoxide poisoning and detect very small carbon monoxide leaks.

The Carbon Monoxide super-meter has been specifically designed to measure the smallest amount of carbon monoxide, where other carbon monoxide detectors and meters would simply not have the lower-level detection sensitivity. The carbon monoxide super-meter was designed for Scuba Divers, HVAC Inspectors and Air Quality Inspectors using superior sensing technology made with nanotechnology graphene electrochemical sensor technology to ensure maximum sensitivity down to 0.1ppm.

An important application for low-level carbon monoxide is heater and furnace inspection. Heater exchangers are found in all furnaces in homes and businesses. Most furnaces are gas burning and produce carbon monoxide. The carbon monoxide produced in a furnace is designed so that it is contained within the walls of its heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is the metal wall or tubing that is heated up when the burners are ignited. Carbon monoxide is released in the home when a heat exchanger forms small cracks or pin-holes due to thermal stress and corrosion.

The exhaust of the heater's combustion can enter the heated air stream and then accumulate in the living areas. Carbon Monoxide can also enter into vehicle cabins due to exhaust leaks, manifold cracks or poor vehicle cabin, trunk or panel seals. Over time, these leaks typically increase that may quickly lead to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide accumulation.

Another major problem is found with scuba diving. Carbon monoxide can enter a diver's air cylinder if the air compressor intake valve is placed too close to the engine exhaust or if the lubricating oil in a malfunctioning compressor becomes hot enough to partially combust, producing carbon monoxide that then resides in the diver gas bottle. If inhaled during diving, symptoms include nausea, headache, weakness, clumsiness, and confusion. Carbon monoxide affects are amplified as a diver's depth is increased. For example, a value of 5 ppm would have roughly the same effect as 25 ppm at the surface due to depth increasing the partial pressure of the inhaled carbon monoxide. Therefore, a small amount of carbon monoxide in a diver's cylinder can be amplified multiple times at depth, and as such, be extremely dangerous.

With these challenges in mind, Forensics Detectors created the carbon monoxide "super-meter" that detects carbon monoxide with 0.1ppm resolution. The super-meter is small, battery-powered and has a loud 85dB alarm that will buzz, vibrate and flash LEDs when the CO level has exceeded the adjustable alarm threshold. For real-life robustness and operation, the super-meter is also waterproof and passes a 20 foot shock drop test.

"Typical home wall mounted carbon monoxide detectors are made to alarm between 60 to 240 minutes when carbon monoxide exceeds 70ppm. This is simply too high for homeowners to be warned when their heat exchange fails. Other CO meters have a lower detection range of about 1, 2 or 3 ppm," says Dr. Koz, Chief Engineer at Forensics Detectors. "We wanted to give scuba divers, vehicle drivers, home occupants and HVAC technicians a new tool to detect carbon monoxide accumulation as soon and as low as possible, down to 0.1ppm with a real-time digital display that can handle the everyday knocks and rough handling while on the go. This is a game changing product at an affordable price point."

About Forensics Detectors

Forensics Detectors was established in 2017 by Dr. Koz to offer consumers affordable and innovative gas detectors, meters and analyzers. Dr. Koz is a world-renown expert in toxic gas detection and continues to be inspired to develop innovative products for public health and environmental well-being. The company is located in California on the lovely Palos Verdes Peninsula where the company designs, develops, manufactures and sources products that meet Dr. Koz's strict technical requirements. The company can be found across social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Watch a YouTube video on the carbon monoxide super-meter: https://youtu.be/y4ULX5ZKnd8

Twitter: https://twitter.com/COForensics

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forensicsdetectors/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/DrKoz-Forensics-Detectors/100023151221336

Website: https://www.forensicsdetectors.com/

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sarah Kong
of Forensics Detectors
+1-310-344-5441
sarah@forensicsdetectors.com

Related link: https://www.forensicsdetectors.com/

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New Carbon Dioxide Monitors Combat Virus Indoors and Meet California Compliance Monitoring Requirements

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As more and more businesses, schools and other public indoor spaces prepare to open up, they're working to not only be effective, but compliant too. Forensics Detectors works to solve both challenges with the recent launch of its first carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors for COVID-19 preparedness planning. These monitors are specifically designed for indoor spaces such as classrooms, gyms and offices. They're also compliant with the California Assembly Bill AB 841 CO2 monitoring requirements which mandates CO2 indoor air quality monitoring to reduce COVID-19 transmission and infection risk.

The bill requires classrooms to monitor CO2 and provide an alert when the carbon dioxide levels in the classroom have exceeded 1,100 ppm. Forensics Detectors has two new carbon dioxide monitors that fit the bill - two versions of Model C02000 - a USB charger version and a direct plug-in version.

"Carbon Dioxide monitoring is becoming an imperative part of COVID-19 preparedness planning," Dr. Koz, founder and chief engineer, Forensics Detectors, says. "CO2 is exhaled with aerosols containing pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2 from COVID-19 infected people and can be used as a proxy of virus concentrations in the indoor air as shown by the University of Colorado and Harvard School of Public Health."

The CO2000 USB charger version uses a generic USB cable for power and battery recharge. This version is great for mobile battery operation. The CO2000 wall plug-in version plugs directly into a wall power outlet and operates from 110V, so users can simply plug it in and forget about it. If the indoor level of CO2 exceeds 1100 ppm, an LED alarm will sound.

For more information about the Forensics Detectors carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors, visit: https://www.forensicsdetectors.com/products/basic-co2-meter and https://www.forensicsdetectors.com/collections/carbon-dioxide/products/carbon-dioxide-monitor-plug

About Forensics Detectors

Since he was 10-years old, founder and chief engineer of Forensics Detectors, Dr. Koz, had an interest in electronic systems. He studied electronic engineering in college and was invited to become a technical member of the graduate Sensor Technology Laboratory at RMIT University. During his tenure, he designed and developed smoke analyzers, infra-red gas and toxic gas sensors and interlock systems. He continued to invent many sensors and systems during his Ph.D. studies until his next breakthrough - the world's first vehicle carbon monoxide sensor system to prevent driver fatigue and suicides.

During his doctoral studies, he traveled around the world three times presenting his inventions and ideas at international conferences and to private industry. He received scholarships and awards for his work developing alcohol breathalyzers, combustion analyzers and ozone sensors.

He met his wife on a conference trip to Greece and the couple soon settled in Los Angeles where he accepted a position as an engineering professor at UCLA. While there, he developed and commercialized nanotechnology for sensing, communications and computing working closely with the U.S. semiconductor and defense industries.

Dr. Koz became a sought-after expert consultant for legal cases involving toxic gas detection and learned that there was an open niche for products that could prevent toxic gas exposure injuries. As a result, in 2017, he established Forensics Detectors to offer consumers affordable and innovative gas detectors, meters and analyzers.

Today, the company designs, develops, manufactures and sources products that meet strict technical requirements.

Learn more at: https://www.forensicsdetectors.com/

Watch a YouTube video on carbon dioxide monitoring in the classroom: https://youtu.be/0VplcZ1GqO0

Watch a YouTube video on carbon dioxide monitoring in gyms: https://youtu.be/sNvvgeueEzo

Twitter: https://twitter.com/COForensics

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forensicsdetectors/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/DrKoz-Forensics-Detectors/100023151221336

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sarah Kong
of Forensics Detectors
+1-310-344-5441
sarah@forensicsdetectors.com

Related link: https://www.forensicsdetectors.com/

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