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Sensors (Basel). 2020 Feb 13;20(4). pii: E998. doi: 10.3390/s20040998.

MoreAir: A Low-Cost Urban Air Pollution Monitoring System.

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1
TICLab Research Laboratory, International University of Rabat, Rabat 11103, Morocco.
2
ENSIAS, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Rabat 11103, Morocco.

Abstract

MoreAir is a low-cost and agile urban air pollution monitoring system. This paper describes the methodology used in the development of this system along with some preliminary data analysis results. A key feature of MoreAir is its innovative sensor deployment strategy which is based on mobile and nomadic sensors as well as on medical data collected at a children's hospital, used to identify urban areas of high prevalence of respiratory diseases. Another key feature is the use of machine learning to perform prediction. In this paper, Moroccan cities are taken as case studies. Using the agile deployment strategy of MoreAir, it is shown that in many Moroccan neighborhoods, road traffic has a smaller impact on the concentrations of particulate matters (PM) than other sources, such as public baths, public ovens, open-air street food vendors and thrift shops. A geographical information system has been developed to provide real-time information to the citizens about the air quality in different neighborhoods and thus raise awareness about urban pollution.

KEYWORDS:

IoT; Machine Learning; SVR; geographical information systems; mobile sensing; particulate matters; pollution monitoring; random forest; urban air pollution

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