Deployment of Mobile Air Sensing Network for Urban Air Pollution Monitoring in Hong Kong

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)Abstractpeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Junke Zhang
  • Jieqing He
  • Kai Zhang
  • Dane Westerdahl

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2017

Conference

Title5th International Symposium on Sensor Science
LocationAXA Convention Centre
PlaceSpain
CityBarcelona
Period27 - 29 September 2017

Abstract

Epidemiology studies have demonstrated an association between airborne pollutant and adverse effects on human health. People living and working in metropolitan cities are directly exposed to air pollution from surrounding environment. In the meantime, vehicle emissions contribute a larger portion to urban air pollution. The increased vehicle use gives rise to an increase in traffic related pollutant emission such as CO/CO2, NOX and particulate matters (PM).The present study employed a mobile air sensing network (MASEN) with high resolution and precision in monitoring on-road pollution in Hong Kong. It could be a complementary method of common pollutant measurement in terms of updating pollutant distribution map at specific time interval. A cross comparison was also carried out with regulatory stationary monitoring stations. The result showed gas pollutant was moderate correlated with traffic volume (0.4 < r < 0.6, p < 0.05) but PM distributed more evenly citywide. The result also found that on-road pollutant was consisted of local background pollutant and foreign transported pollutant. Local background pollutant was correlated with urban monitoring station background while foreign transported pollutant was dominated by on-road environment. Pollutant concentration hot spots were also identified and analyzed in the result. The present study provides a better understanding of on-road pollutant distribution as well as its major affection factors. The low emission zones (LMZ) implementation and traffic emission control policy are discussed with recommendations for future measurement and policy making.

Citation Format(s)

Deployment of Mobile Air Sensing Network for Urban Air Pollution Monitoring in Hong Kong. / Yang, Fenhuan; Zhang, Junke; Xing, Yang; He, Jieqing; Zhang, Kai; Westerdahl, Dane; Ning, Zhi.

2017. Abstract from 5th International Symposium on Sensor Science, Barcelona, Spain.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)Abstractpeer-review