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City scale particulate matter monitoring using LoRaWAN based air quality IoT devices

City scale particulate matter monitoring using LoRaWAN based air quality IoT devices
City scale particulate matter monitoring using LoRaWAN based air quality IoT devices
Air quality (AQ) is a very topical issue for many cities and has a direct impact on citizen health. The AQ of a large UK city is being investigated using low-cost Particulate Matter (PM) sensors, and the results obtained by these sensors have been compared with government operated AQ stations. In the first pilot deployment six AQ Internet of Things (IoT) devices have been designed and built, each with four different low-cost PM sensors, and they have been deployed at two locations within the city. These devices are equipped with LoRaWAN wireless network transceivers to test city scale Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) coverage. The study concludes that i) the physical device developed can operate at a city scale ii) some low-cost PM sensors are viable for monitoring AQ and for detecting PM trends iii) LoRaWAN is suitable for city scale sensor coverage where connectivity is an issue. Based on the findings from this first pilot project a larger LoRaWAN enabled AQ sensor network is being deployed across the city of Southampton in the UK.
Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor Networks, air quality, air quality monitoring stations, LoRaWAN, Raspberry Pi, Urban Pollution, POLLUTION
1424-8220
Johnston, Steven
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Easton, Natasha, Hazel Celeste
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Loxham, Matthew
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Easton, Natasha, Hazel Celeste
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Loxham, Matthew
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Morris, Andrew K.
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Johnston, Steven, Basford, Philip J, Bulot, Florentin, Apetroaie-Cristea, Mihaela, Easton, Natasha, Hazel Celeste, Davenport, Charlie, Foster, Gavin, Loxham, Matthew, Morris, Andrew K. and Cox, Simon (2019) City scale particulate matter monitoring using LoRaWAN based air quality IoT devices. Sensors. (doi:10.3390/s19010209).

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Abstract

Air quality (AQ) is a very topical issue for many cities and has a direct impact on citizen health. The AQ of a large UK city is being investigated using low-cost Particulate Matter (PM) sensors, and the results obtained by these sensors have been compared with government operated AQ stations. In the first pilot deployment six AQ Internet of Things (IoT) devices have been designed and built, each with four different low-cost PM sensors, and they have been deployed at two locations within the city. These devices are equipped with LoRaWAN wireless network transceivers to test city scale Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) coverage. The study concludes that i) the physical device developed can operate at a city scale ii) some low-cost PM sensors are viable for monitoring AQ and for detecting PM trends iii) LoRaWAN is suitable for city scale sensor coverage where connectivity is an issue. Based on the findings from this first pilot project a larger LoRaWAN enabled AQ sensor network is being deployed across the city of Southampton in the UK.

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Accepted/In Press date: 7 January 2019
Published date: 8 January 2019
Keywords: Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor Networks, air quality, air quality monitoring stations, LoRaWAN, Raspberry Pi, Urban Pollution, POLLUTION

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Local EPrints ID: 427343
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/427343
ISSN: 1424-8220
PURE UUID: 1969dfea-abb1-41c6-aacb-2826ff851680
ORCID for Steven Johnston: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3864-7072
ORCID for Philip J Basford: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6058-8270
ORCID for Gavin Foster: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3688-9668
ORCID for Matthew Loxham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6459-538X

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Date deposited: 14 Jan 2019 17:30
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:46

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Author: Steven Johnston ORCID iD
Author: Florentin Bulot
Author: Mihaela Apetroaie-Cristea
Author: Natasha, Hazel Celeste Easton
Author: Charlie Davenport
Author: Gavin Foster ORCID iD
Author: Matthew Loxham ORCID iD
Author: Andrew K. Morris
Author: Simon Cox

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