Air quality monitoring and analysis is needed in order to provide decision makers with reliable information about the pollution situation so that they can take appropriate measures to mitigate or prevent negative impacts whenever there is need. World Health Organization (WHO) has recently announced that air pollution is carcinogenic to humans. The results from the reviewed studies point in the same direction: the risk of developing lung cancer hss significantly increased in people exposed to air pollution.
This finding elevates the urgency to create awareness among common people about the air, both outdoors and indoors. In our project “Aerometric Monitoring System for Pollution Control”, we use a device that consists of a cluster of sensors that are used to sense atmospheric characteristics continuously.
Atmospheric characteristics include Temperature, Humidity, Gas index indicating presence of poisonous gases etc. Several such devices can be deployed in places where we need to estimate air pollution. This covers public domains like bus stands, railway stations, junctions etc. and private domains like households, small scale industries and so on. The aggregated data collected by these devices are uploaded to the Internet using IoT platform by establishing a connection.
The data is then displayed on the IoT platform along with various graphical representations. This enables the public to access the data anywhere, any time.
Journal published: R, R., Sunny, S., Balakrishnan, D., Paul, P., & Menon, D. (2017). Aerometric monitoring system for pollution control. International Journal Of Research And Engineering, 4(8), 218-221.[Full Journal Article]