Application of consumer-grade sensors to study the effect of heatwaves on indoor air quality

Gediminas Mainelis, Ruikang He, Ioanna Tsoulou, Sanjeevi Thirumurugesan, Brian Morgan, Stephania Gonzalez, Deborah Plotnik, Jennifer Senick, Clinton Andrews

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Abstract

First, our study demonstrated the utility and usability of consumer-grade air quality sensors. The use of such sensors allowed us to monitor air quality levels in individual apartments real-time for several months. This study would not have been possible with more expensive equipment. Our findings show that air pollution levels indoors were affected not only by outdoor pollutant levels and outdoor temperatures but also by building conditions and individual behaviors of seniors, including their ability to use of air conditioners due to cost concerns. A more detailed analysis of data for the entire summer season and all participating apartments will quantify the effect of behaviors inside each apartment on indoor pollution levels, including the effect of individual actions, such as the use of windows, cooking, smoking and/or use of incense.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAir Quality Measurement Methods and Technology Conference 2017
PublisherAir and Waste Management Association
Pages69-73
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510854024
StatePublished - 2017
EventAir Quality Measurement Methods and Technology Conference 2017 - Long Beach, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2017Nov 9 2017

Publication series

NameAir Quality Measurement Methods and Technology Conference 2017
Volume2017-November

Other

OtherAir Quality Measurement Methods and Technology Conference 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach
Period11/7/1711/9/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution

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