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A MOBILE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING STATION FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP-V11-N6-949-958

Volume

Volume 11 (2016), Issue 6

Pages

9

Page Range

949 - 958

Author(s)

L.T. SILVA, B. MENDES, D. RODRIGUES, P. RIBEIRO & J.F.G. MENDES

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present a mobile environmental monitoring station to evaluate the urban environment.The different phases of the mobile unit development are presented from its construction and operation mode for handling and sharing the data obtained. This mobile unit measures the following urban environmental parameters: environmental noise (Leq, L10 and L90), air quality (PM10, PM2.5 and Total Suspended Particles) and meteorological parameters (air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and wind direction).

This mobile unit is part of a project developed for the Portuguese city of Vila Real, called SMMART (in English “Municipal System for Monitoring Air, Noise and Traffic”). The municipality accepted the challenge of developing a platform whereby the population could be informed about the quality of the urban environment (air and noise) of the city where they live.

Keywords

air quality, environmental noise, mobile environmental monitoring station, SMMART