Air-quality monitoring at the Winter Olympics and Asian Games


Air-quality measurements have increasingly become mandatory at large sporting and cultural events, and the Kore PTR 3c is perfectly designed to provide real-time, sensitive air-quality monitoring. Our collaborators and partners in China for volatile organic compound (VOC) and environmental monitoring applications (Beijing SDL Technology Co. Ltd.,) have deployed the Kore PTR 3c for real-time VOC monitoring at major events in China, to support this growing need.

The 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing provided a high-profile opportunity for the PTR 3c to be deployed locally by SDL, to provide the air-quality assurance demanded by the Chinese Environmental Protection Agency. SDL mobilized three continuous-monitoring teams across the Olympic park, reliably generating multiple hours of spatiotemporal VOC profiling for real-time feedback to the Olympic organizing committee.

During the Asian Games and Para Games in 2023, SDL once again responded to the call from the Asian Games Committee to ensure air quality around Hangzhou, China, with their vehicles monitoring VOCs using the Kore PTR 3c, as well as other atmospheric pollutants such as PM2.5, NOx and SO2. Kore’s PTR 3c instruments have been deployed for measurement of VOCs released from industrial parks across China and globally, as well as onboard drone and aircraft flights to monitor atmospheric air quality.

We are excited to be working closely with SDL on these important Kore PTR 3c deployments for major sporting and cultural events and look forward to continuing our successful partnership.

More information on the Kore PTR 3c can be found here: PTR-MS – PTR 3c | Kore Technology