Environmental Sensors: A Priority for Smart Cities

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3Q 2018 | IN-5233


Relevance of Air Quality Measurements in Urban Contexts


Environmental sensors are fast becoming a key component of smart cities’ infrastructure as concerns about the impact of various forms of air pollution on citizens’ health increase. Air quality was retained as a key implementation criterion in ABI Research’s recently published Smart City Ranking. It cost cities such as Dubai and Beijing important points in the overall score.

Dubai’s Air Quality Monitoring Network (AAQM) continuously monitors critical pollutants such as Carbon Monoxide (CO), Particulate Matter (PM10/PM25), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and Ozone (O3), and results are evaluated based on air quality standards and objectives. Air pollution caused by particles smaller than 10 micrometers in diameter is often referred to as fine dust a...

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