Air Quality Monitoring

Illnesses caused by indoor air pollution are the cause of an estimated 4 million deaths globally per year, with millions suffering from respiratory ailments. Previously, indoor air quality monitoring kits have been rather expensive for use in developing countries. In response, KAIOTE in partnership with EED Advisory, is currently developing a cost-effective indoor air quality monitor to sense particulates PM 2.5 and participant behavior within the cooking area by age and gender. This is to ascertain the risk factors associated with pollution from diverse cooking technologies to men, women and infants in the household setup with the goal of data driven sectoral policy strategies. This is being in done for the sector study on clean cooking in Kenya

Sample data collected from an urban single-unit household in Kibera informal settlement. The household energy mix includes charcoal briquettes and kerosene. Kerosene is mainly used during the day while briquettes are used in the evening.

Sample data collected of a rural household using firewood as the main source of fuel