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Using Medium-Cost Sensors to Estimate Air Quality in Remote Locations. Case Study of Niedzica, Southern Poland

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Department of Environmental Protection, AGH University of Science and Technology, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
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Department of Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
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Department of Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
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Atmosphere 2019, 10(7), 393; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos10070393
Received: 31 May 2019 / Revised: 28 June 2019 / Accepted: 10 July 2019 / Published: 13 July 2019
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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess air quality by using medium-cost sensors in recreational areas that are not covered by permanent monitoring. Concentrations of air pollutants PM2.5, PM10, PM1, CO, O 3 , NO 2 in the Niedzica recreational area in southern Poland were obtained. The research revealed that in cold weather, particulate matter concentrations significantly exceeded acceptable levels determined for PM2.5 and PM10. The most important factor that affects air quality within the studied area seems to be the combustion of poor quality fuels for heating purposes. The information obtained by the research presented could be a useful tool for local authorities to make environmental decisions, based on the potential health impacts of poor air quality levels on the population. View Full-Text
Keywords: air quality; medium-cost sensor; CAQI index; air quality assessment tool air quality; medium-cost sensor; CAQI index; air quality assessment tool
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Adamiec, E.; Dajda, J.; Gruszecka-Kosowska, A.; Helios-Rybicka, E.; Kisiel-Dorohinicki, M.; Klimek, R.; Pałka, D.; Wąs, J. Using Medium-Cost Sensors to Estimate Air Quality in Remote Locations. Case Study of Niedzica, Southern Poland. Atmosphere 2019, 10, 393.

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