Air Quality Monitoring
Modern cities and businesses are facing enormous challenges, such as tighter budgets and increasing environmental pollution. But technological developments and, more specifically, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) gives new capabilities that enhance sustainability and help us more efficiently manage the resources needed to improve the urban environment. This is being achieved through the participation of citizens, municipal authorities and local businesses in the daily life of the city.
COSMOTE is facilitating this transition to new Smart Cities through innovative technologies and solutions. These solutions are applicable to various aspects of city life and are offered through a ‘smart’ services platform and an integrated networking infrastructure. Air Quality Monitoring is one of these solutions.
Air pollution is a major environmental and social problem that impacts the health of residents, the environment, the climate and the wider ecosystem. It also has major economic repercussions, such as increased healthcare spending and reduced productivity due to loss of man-hours.
The Air Quality Monitoring smart solution allows for measurement of various harmful gases in the atmosphere (NO, NO2, CO, O3, SO2) and three types of particulate matter (PM-10, PM-2.5, PM-1), as well as temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure. High-quality electromechanical sensors are used to measure the concentration of gases. At the same time, electronic sensors measure the concentration of particulate matter in the atmosphere.
Air Quality Monitoring enables the authorities to plan and select the appropriate actions for reducing atmospheric pollution.