A Mobile Environmental Monitoring Station for Sustainable Cities

A Mobile Environmental Monitoring Station for Sustainable Cities

L.T. Silva B. Mendes  D. Rodrigues  P. Ribeiro  J.F.G. Mendes 

CTAC- Centre of Territory, Environment and Construction, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057, Braga, Portugal

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949-958
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DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.2495/SDP-V11-N6-949-958
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N/A
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Accepted: 
N/A
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Published: 
01 November 2016
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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

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