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Low-Cost Sensor Node for Air Quality Monitoring: Field Tests and Validation of Particulate Matter Measurements

Schilt, Ueli; Barahona Garzon, Braulio; Buck, Roger; Kappani, Prince; Möckli, Yannis; Meyer, Markus; Meyer, Patrick; Schütz, Philipp

Air pollution is still a major public health issue, which makes monitoring air quality a necessity. Mobile, low-cost air quality measurement devices can potentially deliver more coherent data for a region or municipality than stationary measurement stations are capable of due to their improved spatial coverage. In this study, air quality measurements obtained during field tests of our low-cost air quality sensor node (sensor-box) are presented and compared to measurements from the regional air quality monitoring network. The sensor-box can acquire geo-tagged measurements of several important pollutants, as well as other environmental quantities such as light and sound. The field test consists of sensor-boxes mounted on utility vehicles operated by municipalities located in Central Switzerland. Validation is performed against a measurement station that is part of the air quality monitoring network of Central Switzerland. Often not discussed in similar studies, this study tests and discusses several data filtering methods for the removal of outliers and unfeasible values prior to further analysis. The results show a coherent measurement pattern during the field tests and good agreement to the reference station during the side-by-side validation test
+ ID der Publikation: hslu_95772 + Art des Beitrages: Wissenschaftliche Medien + Jahrgang: 23 + Sprache: Englisch + Letzte Aktualisierung: 2023-02-06 16:18:20
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