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Development of a Cost Effective Wireless Sensor System for Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Applications

Description: Poor air quality can greatly affect the public health. Research studies indicate that indoor air can be more polluted than the outdoor air. An indoor air quality monitoring system will help to create an awareness of the quality of air inside which will eventually help in improving it. The objective of this research is to develop a low cost wireless sensor system for indoor air quality monitoring. The major cost reduction of the system is achieved by using low priced sensors. Interface circuits had to be designed to make these sensors more accurate. The system is capable of measuring carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, temperature, humidity and volatile organic compounds. The prototype sensor node modules were developed. The sensor nodes were the connected together by Zigbee network. The nodes were developed in such a way that it is compact in size and wireless connection of sensor nodes enable to collect air quality data from multiple locations simultaneously. The collected data was stored in a computer. We employed linear least-square approach for the calibration of each sensor to derive a conversion formula for converting the sensor readings to engineering units. The system was tested with different pollutants and data collected was compared with a professional grade monitoring system for analyzing its performance. The results indicated that the data from our system matched quite well with the professional grade monitoring system.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Abraham, Sherin
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Cost-Effective Wireless Sensor Network System for Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Applications

Description: This paper from the 9th International Conference on Future Networks and Communications, FNC 2014 conference proceedings presents a low-cost indoor air quality monitoring wireless sensor network system developed using Arduino, XBee modules, and micro gas sensors.
Date: August 15, 2014
Creator: Abraham, Sherin & Li, Xinrong
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Demand Controlled Ventilation using CO2 Sensors in a Wireless Sensor Network [Poster]

Description: Poster presented as part of the 2013 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project. This poster discusses research on demand controlled ventilation using CO₂ sensors in a wireless sensor network.
Date: 2013
Creator: Parsons, David; Jordan, Georgette; Li, Xinrong; Thompson, Ruthanne & Abraham, Sherin
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Demand Controlled Ventilation using CO₂ Sensors in a Wireless Sensor Network

Description: This report discusses research on demand controlled ventilation using CO₂ sensors in a wireless sensor network. The focus of this research project was to investigate Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring technologies, government regulations and policies, and best practices to improve IAQ. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
Date: 2013
Creator: Parsons, David; Jordan, Georgette; Li, Xinrong; Thompson, Ruthanne & Abraham, Sherin
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Indoor Air Quality: CO₂ Sensors and Demand Controlled Ventilation

Description: This presentation discusses research on indoor air quality (IAQ) and building a small IAQ control system using Arduino microcontroller board and micro gas sensors (CO2, O3, etc.). This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
Date: July 28, 2013
Creator: Parsons, David; Jordan, Georgette; Cheggwidden, Dawn; Li, Xinrong; Thompson, Ruthanne & Abraham, Sherin
Partner: UNT College of Engineering