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Indoor Air-Quality Data-Monitoring System: Long-Term Monitoring Benefits

Authors
  • Sun, Shengjing1, 2
  • Zheng, Xiaochen1, 3
  • Villalba-Díez, Javier4
  • Ordieres-Meré, Joaquín1
  • 1 (J.O.-M.)
  • 2 Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
  • 3 School of Engineering, Institute of Mechanical Engineering. École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 4 ETSIInformática, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Calle de los Ciruelos, Boadilla del Monte, 28660 Madrid, Spain
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sensors
Publisher
MDPI AG
Publication Date
Sep 25, 2019
Volume
19
Issue
19
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3390/s19194157
PMID: 31557937
PMCID: PMC6806626
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Indoor air pollution has been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is proven to have significant impacts on people’s comfort, health, and performance. Through a systematic literature review in the area of IAQ, two gaps have been identified by this study: short-term monitoring bias and IAQ data-monitoring solution challenges. The study addresses those gaps by proposing an Internet of Things (IoT) and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)-based IAQ data-monitoring system. The developed data-monitoring solution allows for the possibility of low-cost, long-term, real-time, and summarized IAQ information benefiting all stakeholders contributing to define a rich context for Industry 4.0. The solution helps the penetration of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-based monitoring strategies in the specific case of Occupational Safety Health (OSH). The study discussed the corresponding benefits OSH regulation, IAQ managerial, and transparency perspectives based on two case studies conducted in Spain.

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