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An evaluation tool kit of air quality micro-sensing units

Overview of attention for article published in Science of the Total Environment, January 2017
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Title
An evaluation tool kit of air quality micro-sensing units
Published in
Science of the Total Environment, January 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.061
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Authors

Barak Fishbain, Uri Lerner, Nuria Castell, Tom Cole-Hunter, Olalekan Popoola, David M. Broday, Tania Martinez Iñiguez, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Milena Jovasevic-Stojanovic, Dusan Topalovic, Roderic L. Jones, Karen S. Galea, Yael Etzion, Fadi Kizel, Yaela N. Golumbic, Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, Tamar Yacobi, Dana Drahler, Johanna A. Robinson, David Kocman, Milena Horvat, Vlasta Svecova, Alexander Arpaci, Alena Bartonova

Abstract

Recent developments in sensory and communication technologies have made the development of portable air-quality (AQ) micro-sensing units (MSUs) feasible. These MSUs allow AQ measurements in many new applications, such as ambulatory exposure analyses and citizen science. Typically, the performance of these devices is assessed using the mean error or correlation coefficients with respect to a laboratory equipment. However, these criteria do not represent how such sensors perform outside of laboratory conditions in large-scale field applications, and do not cover all aspects of possible differences in performance between the sensor-based and standardized equipment, or changes in performance over time. This paper presents a comprehensive Sensor Evaluation Toolbox (SET) for evaluating AQ MSUs by a range of criteria, to better assess their performance in varied applications and environments. Within the SET are included four new schemes for evaluating sensors' capability to: locate pollution sources; represent the pollution level on a coarse scale; capture the high temporal variability of the observed pollutant and their reliability. Each of the evaluation criteria allows for assessing sensors' performance in a different way, together constituting a holistic evaluation of the suitability and usability of the sensors in a wide range of applications. Application of the SET on measurements acquired by 25 MSUs deployed in eight cities across Europe showed that the suggested schemes facilitates a comprehensive cross platform analysis that can be used to determine and compare the sensors' performance. The SET was implemented in R and the code is available on the first author's website.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 162 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 22%
Student > Master 30 18%
Researcher 29 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 12 7%
Other 26 16%
Unknown 20 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 53 32%
Engineering 30 18%
Computer Science 19 12%
Social Sciences 8 5%
Chemistry 7 4%
Other 22 13%
Unknown 26 16%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 July 2019.
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