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Polluted cities wanted for air quality tool beta testing

Libelium is calling for cities with severe levels of air pollution and extreme meteorological conditions to take part in a test of its new air quality measurement technology.

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Libelium is using machine learning in its ongoing fight against air pollution
Libelium is using machine learning in its ongoing fight against air pollution

Cities with severe levels of air pollution and extreme meteorological conditions are being invited to become beta testers of new air quality measurement technology.

 

IoT technology manufacturer Libelium is offering to install for free its Air Quality Station air pollution analysis metrology devices in cities that meet its set of criteria.

 

Urban air measurement

 

The new Air Quality Station is based on machine learning algorithms and statistical data analysis. The device learns and improves its accuracy as it acquires data that is compared and analysed with those recorded by official reference stations.

 

“With this new platform, Libelium helps smart cities to add capillarity to their urban air measurement network,” said Alicia Asin, CEO of Libelium.

 

“Many cities have a single device with high metrological capacity that costs hundreds of thousands of euros so they can only measure pollution levels in a certain location. With IoT technology, more measurement points can be added with quality and precision devices that reduce the required investment to a tenth of the cost.”

 

Libelium reports it has tested the new technology at five sites with different weather conditions and different pollution levels to feed the artificial intelligence (AI) of the device and provide continuous improvement in the accuracy of the device.

“Many cities have a single device with high metrological capacity that costs hundreds of thousands of euros so they can only measure pollution levels in a certain location”

The station allows the measurement of the five most significant pollutant gases (CO, NO, NO2, SO2 and O3) as well as particulate matter (PM1, PM2.5 and PM10), weather conditions and noise levels.

 

The device includes communication via 4G and LoRaWAN, rich remote management thanks to advanced cloud that facilitates over the air (OTA) programming and reconfiguration. It also allows real-time data visualisation through its multiple cloud compatibility via the Libelium Bridge.

 

The Air Quality Station will be given to programme participants free-of-charge with the commitment that its installation will be performed imminently upon receipt of the device and it will be in operation next to the reference station for at least 12 months’ of time.

 

Further details can be found here but the following can apply to be part of the programme:

 

Public administration (local councils, regional governments, national governments or public companies)

Engineering and systems integration companies (consultancy firms that develop customised technology projects, technology companies with expertise in the installation of high-precision air pollution measurement sensor devices and information processing in the cloud)

Telecoms companies participating in public tenders for environmental quality measurement projects

Environmental quality measurement technology manufacturing companies dedicated to the integral maintenance and operation of air pollution analysis networks

Environmental consultancy companies

Universities and research centres involved in pollution and climate change studies.

 

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