7.4.5 Wireless Chemical Sensor Networks for Air Quality Monitoring
- 14th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors - IMCS 2012
2012-05-20 - 2012-05-23
- 7.4 EU NetAir (Special Session) II
- S. De Vito, G. Fattoruso - ENEA C.R. Portici, Unità UTTP-MDB (Italy)
- 641 - 644
Air quality assessment and monitoring could be efficiently performed by a distributed network of cost effective chemical sensors cooperating for the reconstruction of a chemical image of the sensed environment. The obtainable insights are of paramount importance in many applications ranging from city air pollution monitoring to energy efficiency in smart buildings. However several research studies have highlighted the challenging nature of developing such architecture. Actually, the intrinsic properties of the sensed phenomena, those of the commercially available chemical sensors including power requirement and stability, together with the needed communication infrastructure make a real world implementation of such a system a problem worth of significant investigation efforts. This paper encompass the ENEA-UTTP efforts in providing solutions to several challenges both in indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring setups.