smartAIR Columbus


Air quality. Microscopic particles. It may look as if you’ll be knee-deep in scientific terms that are over your head if this list continues. But the goal of smartAIR Columbus project is to involve the Columbus, Ohio citizens in monitoring air quality; and thereby increase understanding of decreased emissions.

The students will erect sensors with a simple color display in two schools and a park. People may visit the kiosk stations any day to learn the day’s air quality.

Since the sensors will remain in place and continue functioning after installation, the project is sustainable. The public will continue to have access to the data. Application for additional funding will continue the research of particulate matter. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is interested in a network to improve air quality through residents increased knowledge.