Distributed real-time monitoring system for atmospheric particles
Haze occurs frequently in many cities, and becomes the authors' great common concern. A distributed real-time monitoring system for atmospheric particles has been designed, implemented and tested. The proposed system consists of a front-end data wireless acquisition network, an embedded web server system, a central server and remote monitoring terminals. The front-end data-acquisition network is made up of mobile data-acquisition nodes distributed in atmospheric particle monitoring areas which collect atmospheric particle data periodically. The data is transmitted by Jennet wireless network and sent to the Internet through the embedded web servers attached to the coordinator nodes via the serial ports. Only a common Internet browser is required for a remote user to check the atmospheric particle data. The central server is responsible for storing the pollution data for further usage of pollution analysis, evaluation and early warning. In this study, the PM1.0, PM2.5 and PM10 particle data were successfully collected, transmitted and checked by the monitoring system in Lanzhou, China. The results show that the designed system can meet the needs of functional requirements of atmospheric particle monitoring.