Cities

Air pollution is a global health problem and negatively affects human and environmental health. The most common air pollution causes in cities are domestic heating, vehicle use, and power plants. These sources create greenhouse gases as well as air pollutants. Therefore, deteriorating air quality in towns affects especially the most vulnerable populations and causes premature deaths.

Cities need to tackle climate change and air pollution simultaneously.

Challenges in cities linked to air quality management

  • To address climate change and air pollution separately — Although greenhouse gases and air pollutants often share familiar emission sources, separate solutions are developed for these problems
  • The adverse effects of air pollution on human and environmental health — Air pollution levels in cities are a significant threat to people’s health and well-being and cause millions of deaths and environmental pollution each year
  • Insufficient environmental monitoring network — Failure to perform measurements at sufficient points to understand the temporal and spatial distribution of air pollutants
  • Lack of emission inventory of cities — Not knowing the types and amounts of various contaminants in the city to identify strategies that can reduce pollution
  • High cost of air quality measurement tools —Air quality measuring stations certified by the EU (and similar organizations) are costly to purchase and operate. In addition, these stations are not smart enough to broadcast the measurement to the Cloud in real-time, and they need other pieces of equipment to do this job, resulting in increased operating cost
  • Inability to interpret the measurement results —Experiencing difficulties in interpreting the modeling of the evaluation results of air quality monitoring data

Solution: Airqoon

Airqoon is a low-cost, easy-to-use, hyper-local air pollution management solution that provides real-time, data-driven, actionable environmental intelligence to cities and municipalities.

Airqoon guides municipalities in setting their vision, goals, strategies, actions, and targets to address climate change, air pollution, and public health issues.

  • Evaluating continuous measurement results from the air quality sensors enables proper air quality management to manage both problems more efficiently.
  • Analyzing real-time and historical measurement data, Airqoon prepares monthly and annual air quality performance reports for cities.
  • The compact size and cloud-based Airqoon sensor can measure at many points and publish measurements in real time.
  • The Airqoon sensor unit can measure different pollutants and thus helps cities to create a comprehensive air pollutant emission inventory.
  • The cloud-based Airqoon sensor units are energy self-sufficient and are managed remotely with minimum intervention for maintenance.

Use Cases

Perimeter Monitoring to Assess the Environmental Impact of Industrial Facilities
Perimeter Monitoring to Assess the Environmental Impact of Industrial Facilities

One of the environmental management responsibilities of industrial facilities is to keep environmental pollution under management. It is not correct to evaluate the air quality in the facilities with daily measurements. It should be constructed by mo...

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Public Information and Protection
Public Information and Protection

Air pollution is one of the most severe threats to human health and ecosystems. The adverse effects of air pollution on human and environmental health have been well-documented by the World Health Organization (WHO). Air quality monitoring is therefo...

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Urban Air Pollution Monitoring Networks-Expand Spatial Coverage
Urban Air Pollution Monitoring Networks-Expand Spatial Coverage

Air pollution is one of the biggest threats to people’s health, and it’s a problem that’s only getting worse. Air quality monitoring networks are insufficient, so there is not enough data about where and when air pollution is worse. Thi...

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Heat Island Effect Measurement
Heat Island Effect Measurement

The heat island effect is an increase in the temperature of urban areas compared to surrounding rural areas. Urban heat islands cause many adverse effects such as health problems, increased energy consumed for cooling, air pollution, water shortage, ...

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Assessing the Impact of Investments on Green Tech
Assessing the Impact of Investments on Green Tech

In the cement, mining, and oil&gas industries, it is essential to keep an eye on the impact of investments because it directly affects the air quality of nearby communities. Green transformation makes it essential to know how much energy used in ...

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