Smart Environment

IoT Solutions

Smart Environment

Pollution is one of the biggest problems affecting people’s quality of life in cities.

Smart Environment

The challenge

In an increasingly contaminated world, being aware of air quality is often problematic. Thanks to IoT technology, key parameters can be monitored and acted upon.

By 2050, outdoor air pollution (particulate matter and ground-level ozone) is predicted to become the leading cause of environment-related deaths worldwide.

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Benefits of Smart Environment solutions

What Smart Environment projects look for…

Increases

    Transparency:

  • Environmental monitoring is useful to explain to citizens the reasons for applying traffic restrictions in case of high pollution.

 

    Competitiveness:

  • Cities that monitor their pollution levels can implement better measures to make their air quality healthier for their neighbours and also for tourists, obtaining environmentally friendly destination certifications.

Reduces

    Risks:

  • Air quality measurement is mandatory in cities and industries to demonstrate compliance with environmental regulations.

 

    Health problems:

  • Information about air quality provides citizens with better resources to avoid respiratory pathologies and apply risk prevention measures.

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Applications of IoT technology in the Environment

Cities

The European Environment Agency started to encourage Cities to monitor the Air Quality Index and then inform citizens about air quality, measuring NO2, NO, CO, O3, SO2, PM2.5 and PM10.

Farms

Real-time monitoring of emissions on farms by measuring CH4 (methane) and NH3 (ammonia) levels.

Factories

Industries and factories (along with households) are one of the main sources of PM (particulate matter emissions).

Villages

Controling air quality in villages to attract and promote sustainable tourism, while reducing the impact on the environment.

Fight climate change

Monitor global warming by measuring temperature and CO2 concentration levels.

Pollutants and Health Breakpoints

Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency.

AQI Category PM10 (μg/m3 in 24hr avg) PM2.5 (μg/m3 in 24hr avg) NO2 (ppb in 1h avg) O3 (ppb in 8h avg) CO (ppb in 8h avg) SO2 (ppb in 1h avg)
Good (0-50) 0-54 0-12 0-53 0-54 0-4.4 0-35
Moderate (51-100) 55-154 12.1-35.4 54-100 55-70 4.5-9.4 36-75
Unhealthy for sensitive (101-150) 155-254 35.5-55.4 101-360 71-85 9.5-12.4 76-185
Unhealthy (151-200) 255-354 55.5-150.4 361-649 86-105 12.5-15.4 186-304
Very unhealthy ( 201-300) 355-424 150.5-250.4 650-1249 106-200 15.5-30.4 305-604
Hazardous (301+) 425+ 250.5+ 1250+ 405+ 30.5+ 605+
Smart Environment Products

Smart Environment is a product designed to detect different parameters and pollutant gases that affect air quality.

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Smart Environment Products

Features

Interoperability:

  • Any wireless technology including LPWAN communications.
  • Any cloud platform: compatibility with city council platforms.

High accuracy sensors from specialized manufacturers are integrated to offer the greatest efficiency.

Calibrated gases sensors are useful to measure the exact value in PPM’s of a gas concentration, it is designed to be used in applications requiring accurate readings and exact concentrations.

Particle Matter Sensor – commonly known as “Dust Sensor” – integrated. This sensor allows to measure PM1, PM2.5, and PM10 particles. This sensor comes also calibrated from the factory.

Solar powered, long battery life.

Physical features:

  • Minimal maintenance costs.
  • Weatherproof enclosure.
  • Easy to deploy.

Models and sensors

Air Quality Station

The new Air Quality Station allows the monitorization of the AQI to control pollution at cities and industries.

Main features:

• Measurement of the main air quality parameters: PM, CO, NO2, NO, O3, SO2
• Maximum accuracy thanks to cutting-edge hardware and machine learning algorithm
• Noise level and meteorological parameters measurement
• Removable sensor cartridge for quick sensor exchange
• Communication via 4G
• Real-time data visualization through Libelium Cloud
• Robust, handy, and user-friendly

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Smart Environment PRO

Smart Environment PRO | Plug&Sense! enables the Air Quality Index (AQI) calculation, thanks to electro-chemical gas sensors providing extremely accurate ppm values and a high-end Particle Matter sensor.

Available sensors:

• Temperature, humidity and pressure
• Carbon Monoxide (CO) for low concentrations
• Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
• Oxygen (O2)
• Ozone (O3)
• Nitric Oxide (NO)
• Nitric Dioxide high accuracy (NO2)
• Sulfur Dioxide high accuracy (SO2)
• Ammonia (NH3)
• Methane (CH4) and Combustible Gas
• Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
• Particle Matter (PM1 / PM2.5 / PM10) – Dust 1

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Wireless communication protocols available to connect devices

  • 802.15.4
  • ZigBee
  • WiFi
  • 868
  • 900
  • 4G
  • LoRaWAN
  • Sigfox

Smart Environment Success Stories