Knowledge about the status of the air quality, lead to knowledge about uncomfortable or dangerous situations regarding the concentration of smoke, oxygen, loudness or other influences. To watch limits and react if neccesary is a contribution for a sustainable development of lifestyle.

Whats the project about

The project “Measurement of air quality” is directed to two different groups of students:

The first group comes from fields like computer sciences, informatics, electrical engineering and similar. 

The second group comes from fields like environmental science, social science and similar. Health care or other humanities would be fine also.

More about the project and goals

This project will be split into two parts – fields:

Part one: Further development of a device for the measurement of the air quality, based on raspberry Pi zero w. We would like to replace sensors for NO2, SO2, CO and O3 by more stable sensors. This sensors are necessary to calculate an air quality index according to the US air quality standard additional to the fine dust measurement.

Part two: With the existing measurement devices for air quality and fine dust, we would like to measure concentrations of fine dust in and around Östersund, detect sources and produce a map with the fine dust concentrations. The concentrations should be compared with the European standards. Additional, we will investigate the living time and moving behavior of aerosols in the air indoors. Aerosols are in the same size range as fine dust.

 

Study Areas

In this project, we would like to serve two fields:

Students with a computer science, electrical engineering or similar background, we would like to make a further development of our devices for fine dust measurement. Knowledge and experience in RaspberryPi programming (python, html, java script) would be perfect.


Students from environmental science or similar background, we would like to measure the air quality, especially the concentration of fine dust and aerosols in- and outdoors, in and around Östersund, detect sources and produce a map with the fine dust concentrations. The concentrations should be compared with the European standards. Knowledge in general evaluation and presentation tools for measured data would be perfect.

 

Apply to the project

 

If you have any questions about the project, please contact

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joerg Hoffmann, University of Applied Sciences of Osnabrueck
Email:  j.hoffmann@hs-osnabrueck.