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Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 124, Issue 1–3, pp 371–381 | Cite as

Real time remote monitoring of air pollutants and their online transmission to the web using internet protocol

  • Y. AnjaneyuluEmail author
  • I. Jayakumar
  • V. Hima Bindu
  • P. V. Mukunda Rao
  • G. Sagareswar
  • K. V. Ramani
  • T. H. Rao
Original Article

Abstract

Recent advances in both information and sensor technologies have enabled the development of Real Time Remote Monitoring (RTRM) capabilities for environmental management. An online and real time remote monitoring system for air pollution has been designed and installed at a traffic police station at Punjagutta in Hyderabad, India. The system is optimized using electrochemical sensors and a real time particulate matter analyzer. The system also monitors meteorological parameters such as temperature, humidity, rainfall, barometric pressure, wind speed and wind direction. The system periodically monitors both pollution and meteorological parameters at pre- programmed intervals of \(frac{1}{2}\) hr during peak periods and 1 hr during non peak periods of the day and continuously uploads to a predestinated web site (www.appcb.org/home.htm) using File Transfer Protocol. The web site renders a quick, simple and graphical display of air pollution levels and meteorological parameters and their significance to humans. The present paper highlights design considerations of a pollution monitoring system, system hardware and software requirements and practical limitations and future directions for real time remote monitoring of air pollution.

Keywords

Web based pollution monitoring Data acquisition system Air pollution sensors Online pollution monitoring 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Anjaneyulu
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. Jayakumar
    • 2
  • V. Hima Bindu
    • 2
  • P. V. Mukunda Rao
    • 2
  • G. Sagareswar
    • 2
  • K. V. Ramani
    • 3
  • T. H. Rao
    • 4
  1. 1.TLGVRC Jackson State UniversityMississippiUSA
  2. 2.Center for Environment, Institute of Science and TechnologyJawaharlal Nehru Technological UniversityHyderabadIndia
  3. 3.Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control BoardHyderabadIndia
  4. 4.M/s Spectrochem Instruments Pvt. LtdHyderabadIndia

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