Air quality monitoring system for clean & smart cities

Challenge

We launched this ambitious project for government agencies and commercial companies to monitor air quality and launch new economic levers for ecological farming and environmental responsibility of industrial enterprises.

 

Solution

We designed a hardware and software system with measuring devices to collect and send the data to an IoT cloud server for analysis, alerting, and generation of the real-time air pollution map. The supported bands: LoRaWAN 868 MHz / ISM 433 MHz, Ethernet, GSM, WIFI. The measuring devices are installed outdoors on buildings or lighting poles to control 6 non- persistent pollutants + 3 physical parameters.

What we measure (unc. — uncertainty):

  • CO, NO2, SO2 (unc. <25%)
  • O3 (unc. <30%)
  • PM2.5, PM10 (unc. <50%)
  • Temperature, -40...+50 (unc. <1° C)
  • Humidity, 0 to 100% RH (unc. <3% RH)
  • Pressure, 30...110kPa (unc. <0.1 kPa)

 

Business & social value

Non-persistent pollutants have a serious negative effect on climate and quality of life. Six billion people, including 2 billion children, breathe polluted air. Every year, 7 million people die from the effects of pollution.

Taking into account the issues of air pollution and climate change, the air control systems will be in demand by state and commercial companies: in smart cities; eco farms; national parks; as well as industrial enterprises — for tax reliefs and carbon trading within the Kyoto Protocol.