Enhancement of real-time IoT-based air quality monitoring system

Wei Jian Ng, Zuraini Dahari


Air pollution is one of the biggest threat for the environment and the human’s health. The monitoring of air pollution based on several atmospheric pollutants is becoming critical in most countries including Malaysia. This paper presents a development and enhancement features of real-time Internet of Things (IoT)-based environmental monitoring system for air quality. The proposed system will be beneficial to monitor the real-time data for a specific set of air quality parameters such as temperature, humidity and concentration of carbon monoxide, liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and smoke. An alarm system will be triggered if the concentration of carbon monoxide exceeds 50 ppm. Users can use their smartphone to view these data via Wi-Fi by installing an application called “AirProp”. Based on the collected data, this paper also analyses other contributing factors such as time and traffic condition on the temperature, humidity and concentration of pollutant gases at different locations. The advantage of the real-time system is it serves as the data base platform to store data up to certain duration of time. The data can be further analysed and leveraged by governments and researchers to mitigate air pollution.

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijpeds.v11.i1.pp390-397


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