Air@Port

Low-cost decision support system to evaluate the impact of ships on the air quality in the port city Cienfuegos
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Low-cost decision support system to evaluate the impact of ships on the air quality in the port city Cienfuegos

A project team from Santa Clara (Cuba) and Antwerp will build a decision support system to evaluate the impact of ship generated emissions on human health. For this, we need to develop a low-cost air quality moni-toring system that can measure air pollution (e.g., CO2, NOx, SO2, O3, particulate matter). The system will be evaluated in terms of stability, robustness and reliability. Low-cost calibration methods are essential to obtain reliable data from the sensors. The impact of a pollution source can be evaluated by deploying several moni-toring devices at different distances or positions from the source (i.e., a ship in the harbor of Cienfuegos). By combining the data from the monitoring devices, it is possible to isolate the behaviour of the source from background sources (i.e., noise generated by other traffic or industrial activities, etc.). The impact of short term activities such as ship arrival, maneuvering loading and unloading at berth on human health will be studied. The academic community in Cuba will receive a powerful tool to fight against pollution and climate change.

 

Period 01/01/2019 – 31/12/2020
Onderzoekers
Daniellys Alejo Sánchez ~

Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de Las Villas, Department of Chemistry

Luis Enrique Hernández Santana ~

Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de Las Villas, Department of Automatic and Computer Systems

Olivier Schalm ~

AMA, Sustainable Transport

Werner Jacobs ~

AMA, Sustainable Transport

Contact informatie

Noordkasteel Oost 6

+32 (0)3 205 64 30

info@hzs.be

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