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Main Title Research and Development Highlights: Mobile Sensors and Applications for Air Pollutants.
Author M. MacDonell ; M. Raymond ; D. Wyker ; M. Finster ; Y. S. Chang
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
T. Raymond
B. Temple
M. Scofield
D. Vallano
E. Snyder
R. Williams
CORP Author Argonne National Lab., IL. Environmental Science Div.; Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 2013
Report Number EPA/600/R-14/051
Stock Number PB2014-105955
Additional Subjects Air pollution monitoring ; Mobile ; Detectors ; Air quality ; Computer software ; Environmental health ; Local agencies ; Research and development ; State agencies
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NTIS  PB2014-105955 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The public has long been interested in understanding what pollutants are in the air they breathe so they can best protect their environmental health and welfare. The current air quality monitoring network consists of discrete stations with expensive equipment operated by state and local agencies. Because both the number of stations and the pollutants they measure are limited, location-specific data are relatively sparse. Thus, actual concentrations to which individuals are exposed each day are generally unknown. Significant advances in mobile sensors and software applications offer unique opportunities for citizen-based sensing that could ultimately help fill these gaps. The Innovation Team of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) is leading an initiative to understand the state of progress for mobile sensors and applications for air pollutants. Key objectives are to identify opportunities for strengthening current monitoring programs and to catalyze and facilitate community-based monitoring.