Ambient Air Quality Monitoring
I chose to work on the subject of ambient air quality monitoring because I think it is an important thing to monitor especially in cities which are near to industrial areas or factories to ensure a safe environment and clean air for the public. Also, the ambient air quality monitoring methods and techniques are continuously being developed and improved. In general in this study I am aiming to study and discuss this topic and give some recommendations that may help in improving the monitoring techniques in general and in United Arab Emirates in particular.
This study will be aiming to discuss several points. Firstly I will discuss the importance of ambient air quality monitoring and how it is important to have in the cities which are close to the industrial zones.
Secondly I will talk about Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (AQMS) and the strategy used to choose the best location for AQMS station and how critical the location is.
An example, I will talk about is the ADWEA (Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority) and where they locate their AQMS stations.
I will also include the Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD) in my study and the air monitoring station networks they have in order to ensure the safety of the air quality for Abu Dhabi residents.
I will also cover the most important pollutants and techniques used to monitor the different pollutants which are measured in the AQMS stations and what the standard limits set by the federal government.
Furthermore the Meteorological data (speed direction and velocity, Temperature, humidity, solar radiation and pressure), and why they are measured along with pollutants measurement will be discussed.
Moreover the conventional method (point detector) which is used to monitor the pollutants will be discussed along...