Air sensing technology reveals adverse impact of Delhi smog

12

New Delhi, Jan 19 | Delhi-based Karuna Chauhan tracked the air pollution exposure throughout the daily routine in phases and found that the pollution level increased with time, a global technology company Dyson’s report said on Tuesday.

Karuna tracked the air pollution exposure by using a Dyson wearable air sensing backpack that tracks air pollution exposure by collecting air pollution data on the move.

“Using our unique algorithm to process detailed reports of air pollution exposure, this innovative technology allows us to monitor air quality indoors, outdoors and on the move. What’s more, it all fits within a backpack,” Alex Knox, Vice President of Environmental Care at Dyson, said in a statement.

The air quality backpack was initially developed by Dyson engineers for the Breathe London study with Kings College London and the Greater London Authority.

Dyson engineers analysed the findings by pairing the air sensor and GPS data from the backpack with Karuna’s diary entries, where she documented her activities and observations in the period wearing the air quality backpack. This allowed them to understand what may have caused the pollution and how Karuna might be able to lower her exposure in the future.

“The reality of air pollution hits homes every year with the onset of winters, which bring a thick smog cover, making it a hazard for everyone,” Karuna, who is among a group of volunteers and journalists globally working with Dyson to raise awareness about air pollution, said in a statement.

Karuna wore the backpack on October 3, 2020 (Phase 1) and then again on November 8, (Phase 2), repeating the same activities and routine, which included cooking at home to yoga in the park, in each phase to allow for a comparison of the two time periods.

In November, the deterioration in air quality was visible with a thick smog descending on the city.

Compared to Phase 1, the pollution data collected in Phase 2 indicated a significant increase in PM2.5 levels, with average levels rising by 459 per cent. These levels remained high both indoors and outdoors, irrespective of the activity taking place.

Karuna’s Phase 1 data highlights how air quality can be impacted by daily activities.

Actions like frying food in the kitchen caused a five-fold increase in PM2.5, while visiting an outdoor market caused NO2 levels to rise to 2,500ppb, which registers as very poor on the Dyson AQI scale.

Karuna’s exposure to PM2.5 and NO2 pollution peaked while she was driving on the Expressway. This is unsurprising as these are pollutants commonly associated with vehicle emissions as well as brake and tyre wear.

Source: IANS

Sponsors Posts

From being a developer to a CEO in California, Manthan Dudeja's top tips to make money while you're still in college

From being a developer to a CEO in California, Manthan Dudeja's top tips to make money while you're still in college

Gone are the days when one had to finish school, college and subsequent years in getting trained to be able to sustain oneself with decent income. Today, what you earn eventually depends upon your skillset and how early you got started to build an expertise in your domain.

Manthan Dudeja, who currently lives in California and is still in his graduation years, understood the perks of starting early and is now a CEO who has worked across a plethora of jobs, from IoS programming to website development and blogging to trying his hand at Amazon Associates.

In conversation with this dynamic entrepreneur, let’s decode the various options for freshers to make a side income while they are still in school/college –

  • Content writer/Editor

Manthan explains how he started off by writing for blogs with whatever knowledge he had and with the help of internet, this could be by either writing for your own online blog, for instance Manthan was interested in Tech, so he was writing for his blog ‘TechCrack‘ or for someone else in the capacity of a content writer.

It’s not difficult to get started if you have the basic understanding to develop a ‘flow’ while writing a piece and the skill to write what suits your target audience.

  • Software developers/ Programmers/ Coders – Today, software/app developers are earning more than the average of $60 an hour by working remotely. There are a host of online paid/free platforms providing trainings to acquire such skills, Manthan has been an app/website developer for the longest time and by far, this skill has given him the best results for his work.
  • Digital Marketer/ E-Marketer-

Your journey to become a digital marketer starts the day you take the step of self-educating yourself and learning the tricks to attract potential customers either by way of Google, Facebook, or any other digital platform by a host of scalable ways on the internet, undoubtedly, digital marketing is the hottest online work from home concept of this decade.

Manthan is today a successful digital marketer who has equipped himself with the advanced knowledge of online ads on various mediums and has effectively used these skills to generate incredible revenue over time.

These are some of the best ways to get started, according to Manthan, all

 

Sponsors Posts

2 BHK Residential Apartment for Sale in Aadhya Hills Bhita Jabalpur

2 BHK Residential Apartment for Sale in Aadhya Hills Bhita Jabalpur
Aadhya Hills is one of the residential development. It offers spacious and skillfully designed apartments. The project is well equipped with all modern amenities to facilitate the needs of the residents.
  • Property type: Residential Apartment 
  • Offer type: For Sale 
  • City: Jabalpur 
  • Zip Code: 482001 
  • Locality: Bhita 
  • Landmark: Bhita 
  • RERA Registration Number: P-JBP-18-1599 

For more details please click here or visit bhaskarproperty.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here