Abstract—Air pollution is one of the most important factors affecting the quality of life and the health of urban population. Air pollution is a serious problem in all urban and semi-urban areas in India. The air pollution in Chennai is high owing to fact that due to tremendous increase in use of private, public and personal vehicles. The Air Pollution has been up by many folds causing damage to urban public health and properties. Thus, it has become necessary to monitor the concentration of Air Pollutants regularly to take appropriate decisions to mitigate the same. This paper deals with the real time monitoring of urban air pollutants using solid state gas sensors with ARM module that connects the measured air pollution levels to GIS, GPS and Internet so that the pollution levels shall be known as and when required to deal with any unwarranted situations. Also the data obtained in this process can be utilized by Public, Government and Non-governmental organizations to take appropriate decisions in order to protect public health and properties.
Index Terms—Air quality, GIS, GPS, sensors and internet.
H. Prasad Raju and P. Partheeban are with the Department of Civil Engineering, St. Peter’s University, Avadi, Chennai, India, (email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org).
R. Rani Hemamalini is with the Department of ECE, St. Peter’s College of Engineering and Technology, Avadi, Chennai, India, (email: email@example.com).
Cite: H. Prasad Raju, P. Partheeban, and R. Rani Hemamalini, "Urban Mobile Air Quality Monitoring Using GIS, GPS, Sensors and Internet," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 323-327, 2012.