Air pollution is a major concern, both in industrial and developing countries. Measuring and monitoring air pollution is mandatory to have a smart and clean environment. By the recent developed technology such as Internet of Things (IoT), levels of poisonous gases (GHG) are measured and controlled, which will help in having healthier atmosphere and help people whose life are endangered from living near polluted areas. The project proposes to use smart sensors to sense and measure the percentage of polluted gases like CO, CO2, SO2 and NO2. Since Dubai aims to achieve the best results of having the least effect on the climate change and to improve the air quality in the city, this project will help having a better air quality standard for the citizens.

The main objective in this project is to install highly accurate sensors in Shaikha Latifa Bent Hamdan Street in al Quoz residential area 3&4 which is opposite to al Quoz industrial area 1&2, where factories produce GHG gases. The level of each of the GHG gases will be measured and compared to the threshold that is set by the authorities. If the measured value is higher than the threshold, the responsible authorities, like Dubai Municipality, will be informed and thus appropriate correction actions shall be taken by the authority and the factories. This project introduces an overview of the IoT concept and uses interconnected smart sensors to collect and analyze the data. Moreover, this project will explain the process of how the sensors measure the amount of pollution and propose recommendations to be taken based on the collected data.

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Master's Project

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Professional Studies - City Sciences (MS)

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Department of Individualized Study


Abdulla Ismail


RIT Dubai