Know What's in the Air You Breath

More than 2 billion people live in cities where the air quality is below the World Health Organizations guidelines. Air quality can be adversely affected by many sources, including transportation sources (e.g., cars, buses, trucks, planes, and trains), industrial sources (e.g., power plants, oil refineries, industrial facilities, and factories), natural sources (e.g., volcanoes and wildfires), and people’s activities (e.g., wood burning stoves and agricultural activities). Ideally air quality would be measured in multiple locations, including close to the source of pollution, but standard air quality monitoring stations provide data only at a regional scale and are expensive to deploy.

The NearSky smart city platform provides an affordable, easy to deploy solution for air quality monitoring. With the platform, which includes the NearSky 360 streetlight-mounted edge data processor, city officials can affordably and reliably monitor air quality conditions at various points across their city in real-time. NearSky 360, which captures, aggregates and distributes data from a wide array of sensors and devices, provides a convenient access point from which  you can deploy air quality sensors. Simply plug the air quality monitors into the NearSky 360 to gain access to power and communications networks, allowing for simple deployment of low cost, high performance air quality monitors. Ambient air quality data can be used to develop community exposure studies, map pollution sources, validate environmental models and much more.

 

Benefits

  • Real-time continuous measurement of the key urban pollutants: PM 2.5, O3 and NO2
  • Scientifically credible data collection at neighborhood scale
  • Easy to set up and to relocate both the NearSky 360 edge data processor and the air quality sensors
  • Collect, aggregate and visualize air quality data alongside other smart city data, like vehicle counts, on NearSky Streetvibe, CIMCON’s easy-to-use smart city management software

 

Applications

  • Build healthier, safer communities- make recommendations for outdoor activities tailored to specific neighborhoods or at-risk populations.
  • Track pollution sources – actively monitor the pollution output from pollution sources, such as industrial facilities, factories, power plants, chemical plants, high-traffic zones, airports and more.

For more information on CIMCON's air quality solutions, take a look at our Air Quality Solution Brochure

Click here for more info on how to start your smart city journey: White Paper: A Smart City Checklist for City Planners