Sustainable Energy for Smart Cities. First EAI International Conference, SESC 2019, Braga, Portugal, December 4–6, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

Construction and Validation of a Low-Cost System for Indoor Air Quality Measurements in Livestock Facilities

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_18,
        author={Leonardo Delgado and Manuel Feliciano and Laercio Frare and Leonardo Furst and Paulo Leit\"{a}o and Get\^{u}lio Igrejas},
        title={Construction and Validation of a Low-Cost System for Indoor Air Quality Measurements in Livestock Facilities},
        proceedings={Sustainable Energy for Smart Cities. First EAI International Conference, SESC 2019, Braga, Portugal, December 4--6, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SESC},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={Livestock Sensors Indoor air quality},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_18}
    }
    
  • Leonardo Delgado
    Manuel Feliciano
    Laercio Frare
    Leonardo Furst
    Paulo Leitão
    Getúlio Igrejas
    Year: 2020
    Construction and Validation of a Low-Cost System for Indoor Air Quality Measurements in Livestock Facilities
    SESC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_18
Leonardo Delgado1,*, Manuel Feliciano1, Laercio Frare2, Leonardo Furst1, Paulo Leitão1, Getúlio Igrejas1
  • 1: Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
  • 2: Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná
*Contact email: leonardo12delgado@gmail.com

Abstract

In recent years, there has been an increase in demand for food of animal origin. The number of intensive production systems such as pig and poultry farming has been increasing more and more and exerting great impacts on the environment, due to a large amount of particulate material and gaseous pollutants that are generated within these facilities. Thus, low-cost devices emerge as a cheap alternative that provides farmers with information on indoor air quality in its facilities. However, it is important that these devices make precise and accurate measurements, providing reliable concentration readings. Therefore, the objective of this study is the construction and validation of a low-cost system capable of measuring, storing and sending, via the mobile network, the concentrations of hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, carbon dioxide, PM, PM, temperature, and relative humidity. Preliminary inter-comparison tests showed that the built system had a reliable behavior in relation to all variables, even though the CO sensor was the one with the highest determination coefficient. The built device is able to provide continuous monitoring of atmospheric pollutants concentrations, at low cost and with simple handling.