Title: Deployment of new technologies for the abatement of atmospheric pollution and characterisation of health effects
Authors: SKOULOUDIS AndreasRICKERBY DavidCAROTTA Maria-Cristina
Publisher: IFIP Series
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC56511
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC56511
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Recent advancement in distributed architectures for tele-monitoring provides a significant spin-off to integrated new technologies that can address the aforementioned limitations and promote the use of accurate low-cost, electronic micro-sensors that also alleviate the administration headaches involved with changing state distributed networks. Today, it can be stated that micro-sensor technologies are mature instruments for measuring hazardous gases. These have been successfully embedded in small sensing terminals equipped with advanced communication tools and interfaces using existing mobile telecommunication networks, to enable the accurate temporal and spatial characterisation of atmospheric pollution and evaluation of potential health effects. Although we use atmospheric pollution as a specific example, this work is equally applicable in several areas of environmental pollution and aims to revise the current thinking of abatement strategies in Europe. It also endorses the adaptation of new tools that promote the use of extensive ICT networks and revolutionise the identification of hot-spots areas where health effects are greater. Data in the EU15 are shown for specific population groups (children between 0 and 4 years old etc) that are exposed to risks due to the vicinity of main roads at a distance up to 50m from each side of the road.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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