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Mobile Air Quality Studies (MAQS)-an international project.

Groneberg DA, Scutaru C, Lauks M, Takemura M, Fischer TC, Kölzow S, van Mark A, Uibel S, Wagner U, Vitzthum K, Beck F, Mache S, Kreiter C, Kusma B, Friedebold A, Zell H, Gerber A, Bock J, Al-Mutawakl K, Donat J, Geier MV, Pilzner C, Welker P, Joachim R, Bias H, Götting M, Sakr M, Addicks JP, Börger JA, Jensen AM, Grajewski S, Shami A, Neye N, Kröger S, Hoffmann S, Kloss L, Mayer S, Puk C, Henkel U, Rospino R, Schilling U, Krieger E, Westphal G, Meyer-Falcke A, Hupperts H, de Roux A, Tropp S, Weiland M, Mühlbach J, Steinberg J, Szerwinski A, Falahkohan S, Sudik C, Bircks A, Noga O, Dickgreber N, Dinh QT, Golpon H, Kloft B, Groneberg RN, Witt C, Wicker S, Zhang L, Springer J, Kütting B, Mingomataj EC, Fischer A, Schöffel N, Unger V, Quarcoo D - J Occup Med Toxicol (2010)

Bottom Line: By contrast, only few studies used the advanced technology of mobile exposure analysis.The Mobile Air Quality Study (MAQS) addresses the issue of air pollutant exposure by combining advanced high-granularity spatial-temporal analysis with vehicle-mounted, person-mounted and roadside sensors.With the establishment of advanced mobile analysis tools, it is planed to extend the analysis to other pollutants including NO2, SO2, nanoparticles and ozone.

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Affiliation: Department of Informatics, The Institute of Occupational Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Medical School of the Freie University Berlin and the Humboldt-University Berlin, Berlin, Germany. cristian.scutaru@charite.de.

ABSTRACT
Due to an increasing awareness of the potential hazardousness of air pollutants, new laws, rules and guidelines have recently been implemented globally. In this respect, numerous studies have addressed traffic-related exposure to particulate matter using stationary technology so far. By contrast, only few studies used the advanced technology of mobile exposure analysis. The Mobile Air Quality Study (MAQS) addresses the issue of air pollutant exposure by combining advanced high-granularity spatial-temporal analysis with vehicle-mounted, person-mounted and roadside sensors. The MAQS-platform will be used by international collaborators in order 1) to assess air pollutant exposure in relation to road structure, 2) to assess air pollutant exposure in relation to traffic density, 3) to assess air pollutant exposure in relation to weather conditions, 4) to compare exposure within vehicles between front and back seat (children) positions, and 5) to evaluate "traffic zone"-exposure in relation to non-"traffic zone"-exposure.Primarily, the MAQS-platform will focus on particulate matter. With the establishment of advanced mobile analysis tools, it is planed to extend the analysis to other pollutants including NO2, SO2, nanoparticles and ozone.

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Schematic illustration of MAQS sensing module. The module consists of a supply unit and an analysis unit. In the analysis unit, particulate matter analyzer, gas analyzer (i.e. CO2, NO2, CO) and temperature, humidity, anemometer sensors are placed. An ultramobile PC unit integrates the data.
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Figure 2: Schematic illustration of MAQS sensing module. The module consists of a supply unit and an analysis unit. In the analysis unit, particulate matter analyzer, gas analyzer (i.e. CO2, NO2, CO) and temperature, humidity, anemometer sensors are placed. An ultramobile PC unit integrates the data.

Mentions: As primary technology platform, convertible vehicles will be used. In different vehicle types, the MAQS sensing modules will be placed. They consist of a supply unit and an analysis unit. In the analysis unit, particulate matter analyzers, gas analyzers (i.e. CO2, NO2, CO) and temperature, humidity, anemometer etc. sensors are placed (fig. 2). An ultramobile PC unit integrates the data.


Mobile Air Quality Studies (MAQS)-an international project.

Groneberg DA, Scutaru C, Lauks M, Takemura M, Fischer TC, Kölzow S, van Mark A, Uibel S, Wagner U, Vitzthum K, Beck F, Mache S, Kreiter C, Kusma B, Friedebold A, Zell H, Gerber A, Bock J, Al-Mutawakl K, Donat J, Geier MV, Pilzner C, Welker P, Joachim R, Bias H, Götting M, Sakr M, Addicks JP, Börger JA, Jensen AM, Grajewski S, Shami A, Neye N, Kröger S, Hoffmann S, Kloss L, Mayer S, Puk C, Henkel U, Rospino R, Schilling U, Krieger E, Westphal G, Meyer-Falcke A, Hupperts H, de Roux A, Tropp S, Weiland M, Mühlbach J, Steinberg J, Szerwinski A, Falahkohan S, Sudik C, Bircks A, Noga O, Dickgreber N, Dinh QT, Golpon H, Kloft B, Groneberg RN, Witt C, Wicker S, Zhang L, Springer J, Kütting B, Mingomataj EC, Fischer A, Schöffel N, Unger V, Quarcoo D - J Occup Med Toxicol (2010)

Schematic illustration of MAQS sensing module. The module consists of a supply unit and an analysis unit. In the analysis unit, particulate matter analyzer, gas analyzer (i.e. CO2, NO2, CO) and temperature, humidity, anemometer sensors are placed. An ultramobile PC unit integrates the data.
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Figure 2: Schematic illustration of MAQS sensing module. The module consists of a supply unit and an analysis unit. In the analysis unit, particulate matter analyzer, gas analyzer (i.e. CO2, NO2, CO) and temperature, humidity, anemometer sensors are placed. An ultramobile PC unit integrates the data.
Mentions: As primary technology platform, convertible vehicles will be used. In different vehicle types, the MAQS sensing modules will be placed. They consist of a supply unit and an analysis unit. In the analysis unit, particulate matter analyzers, gas analyzers (i.e. CO2, NO2, CO) and temperature, humidity, anemometer etc. sensors are placed (fig. 2). An ultramobile PC unit integrates the data.

Bottom Line: By contrast, only few studies used the advanced technology of mobile exposure analysis.The Mobile Air Quality Study (MAQS) addresses the issue of air pollutant exposure by combining advanced high-granularity spatial-temporal analysis with vehicle-mounted, person-mounted and roadside sensors.With the establishment of advanced mobile analysis tools, it is planed to extend the analysis to other pollutants including NO2, SO2, nanoparticles and ozone.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Informatics, The Institute of Occupational Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Medical School of the Freie University Berlin and the Humboldt-University Berlin, Berlin, Germany. cristian.scutaru@charite.de.

ABSTRACT
Due to an increasing awareness of the potential hazardousness of air pollutants, new laws, rules and guidelines have recently been implemented globally. In this respect, numerous studies have addressed traffic-related exposure to particulate matter using stationary technology so far. By contrast, only few studies used the advanced technology of mobile exposure analysis. The Mobile Air Quality Study (MAQS) addresses the issue of air pollutant exposure by combining advanced high-granularity spatial-temporal analysis with vehicle-mounted, person-mounted and roadside sensors. The MAQS-platform will be used by international collaborators in order 1) to assess air pollutant exposure in relation to road structure, 2) to assess air pollutant exposure in relation to traffic density, 3) to assess air pollutant exposure in relation to weather conditions, 4) to compare exposure within vehicles between front and back seat (children) positions, and 5) to evaluate "traffic zone"-exposure in relation to non-"traffic zone"-exposure.Primarily, the MAQS-platform will focus on particulate matter. With the establishment of advanced mobile analysis tools, it is planed to extend the analysis to other pollutants including NO2, SO2, nanoparticles and ozone.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus