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Sensors 2016, 16(5), 710; doi:10.3390/s16050710

A Mobile and Low-Cost System for Environmental Monitoring: A Case Study

DAUIN, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Academic Editor: Russell Binions
Received: 8 February 2016 / Revised: 9 May 2016 / Accepted: 10 May 2016 / Published: 17 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Environmental Monitoring 2016)
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Northern Italy has one of the highest air pollution levels in the European Union. This paper describes a mobile wireless sensor network system intended to complement the already existing official air quality monitoring systems of the metropolitan town of Torino. The system is characterized by a high portability and low cost, in both acquisition and maintenance. The high portability of the system aims to improve the spatial distribution and resolution of the measurements from the official static monitoring stations. Commercial PM 10 and O 3 sensors were incorporated into the system and were subsequently tested in a controlled environment and in the field. The test in the field, performed in collaboration with the local environmental agency, revealed that the sensors can provide accurate data if properly calibrated and maintained. Further tests were carried out by mounting the system on bicycles in order to increase their mobility. View Full-Text
Keywords: air monitoring; air pollution; wireless sensor networks; mobile sensors air monitoring; air pollution; wireless sensor networks; mobile sensors
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Velasco, A.; Ferrero, R.; Gandino, F.; Montrucchio, B.; Rebaudengo, M. A Mobile and Low-Cost System for Environmental Monitoring: A Case Study. Sensors 2016, 16, 710.

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