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The Interactive Air Quality Map: Vlog 10 - Deciding which air pollutants to monitor

One of the essentials of making an air quality monitoring device is naturally the choice of air pollutants to be measured. In this video, I take a closer look at various outdoor air pollutants, their sources, and the dangers they pose to human health. This consideration helped me to choose the pollutants that I found to be important, particularly for a place like Lagos State.

The engineers at Sensirion probably had the same idea in mind, as the versatility of the SEN55  (240-9022) environmental sensor, which measures Particulate Matter (PM), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in a single part, made my decisions a lot easier.

WHO - Ambient (outdoor) air pollution

Follow Ahmed's weekly progress in developing the Interactive Air Quality Map 2.0 across Lagos.

I am a passionate Hardware Engineer, with a deep interest in Robotics and Embedded hardware/software. I enjoy picking up new skills and challenging myself with finding innovative technological solutions.