Analysis of Traffic Related Pollution Through Low Cost Mobile Air Quality Sensors
Creators:van Dommelen, Emma
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering Undergraduate Research Theses; 2018
Air pollution monitoring is often stationary and expensive, failing to provide easily accessible data in most nearby locations to where people live and work. In an age of technology, it should be possible to obtain this type of information to create a better understanding of health impacts associated with air pollution. The purpose of this investigation and analysis is to create a method of regular low-cost post-process mobile air quality sampling for Ohio State University's (OSU) campus using OSU's bus system, Campus Area Bus Service (CABS), as a mobile platform and locate highly concentrated areas of traffic emissions. These highly concentrated areas could be hazardous for students who are walking to class on a daily basis. Regular weekly data collection from the sensors will populate a program for overlaying the concentration of each pollutant on a map of the campus. Further analysis will reveal correlations between air quality and traffic activity, where conclusions can be drawn about the health impacts on students.
Academic Major: Civil Engineering
College of Engineering
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