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Development of an Automatic Low-Cost Air Quality Control System: A Radon Application

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RNASA-IMEDIR, Computer Science Faculty, University of A Coruna, 15071 A Coruña, Spain
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School of Architecture, University of A Coruña, 15071 A Coruña, Spain
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Center for Technological Innovation in Construction and Civil Engineering (CITEEC), University of A Coruna, 15071 A Coruña, Spain
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Department of Construction Technology, University College of Technical Architecture, University of A Coruña, 15071 A Coruña, Spain
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Centre for Information and Communications Technology Research (CITIC), University of A Coruna, 15071 A Coruña, Spain
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Academic Editor: Alberto Alvarellos
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(5), 2169; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052169
Received: 20 December 2020 / Revised: 18 February 2021 / Accepted: 19 February 2021 / Published: 1 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
Air pollution is the fourth-largest overall risk factor for human health worldwide. Ambient air pollution (outdoors) and household air pollution (indoors) cause about 6.5 million premature deaths. The World Health Organization has established that between 3% and 14% of lung cancer cases are due to radon gas, making it the most important cause of lung cancer after smoking. This work presents a fully automated, low-cost indoor air quality control system that can monitor temperature, pressure, humidity, total volatile organic compounds (TOVC), and radon concentration. Using the radon concentration as an air quality measure, we created a prediction algorithm. The system uses those predictions to control a ventilation system automatically. We tested the algorithm for different prediction windows and compared the results with those without the ventilation system in a radon research room. In this room, the radon concentration is high 100% of the time, reaching a level eleven times higher than the recommended limit. The results show that the system can achieve an 86% reduction of the radon concentration, maintaining it low 90% of the time while having the ventilation system on during only 34% of the time. This work demonstrates that we can control air quality using low-cost resources, keeping a household or workplace safe but comfortable. View Full-Text
Keywords: air quality; radon; low-cost; airflow; environmental monitoring air quality; radon; low-cost; airflow; environmental monitoring
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Alvarellos, A.; Chao, A.L.; Rabuñal, J.R.; García-Vidaurrázaga, M.D.; Pazos, A. Development of an Automatic Low-Cost Air Quality Control System: A Radon Application. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 2169. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052169

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Alvarellos A, Chao AL, Rabuñal JR, García-Vidaurrázaga MD, Pazos A. Development of an Automatic Low-Cost Air Quality Control System: A Radon Application. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(5):2169. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052169

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Alvarellos, Alberto; Chao, Andrea L.; Rabuñal, Juan R.; García-Vidaurrázaga, María D.; Pazos, Alejandro. 2021. "Development of an Automatic Low-Cost Air Quality Control System: A Radon Application" Appl. Sci. 11, no. 5: 2169. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052169

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