In the last 20 years air pollution has tremendously effected the quality of our living, especially in urban environments. While the air pollution in the 60s and 70s was mainly due to emissions from combustion installations and industry, since 1980 car traffic has gradually become the major source of air pollution in cities.
The main goal of the project is to develop an innovative product, a system for measuring pollution MECEDES (MEstno in CEstno DoločanjE Superemiterjev), the first measurement and interpretation system, which will enable identification and interpretation of mobile pollution directly at the source of the largest polluter, that is the traffic.
The project MECEDES will address two major issues:
- How to reduce the problem of air pollution in cities
- How to increase efficiency of regulations that deal with traffic emissions
The measurement and interpretation system MECEDES will enable (1) stationary and mobile measurement of Black Carbon concentrations in cities and (2) enable direct and real time pollution measurements.
The system/end users will be provided with information regarding vehicles or fleet of vehicles and their contribution to the pollution and what is more the end users (Custom Administrations, City Authorities and other stakeholders) will be equipped with the tools to design corrective actions, such as:
- Selective elimination of vehicles - driving ban in city centers for selected type of vehicles
- Selective taxations for entering the city center
- Prohibition of entering the country for major polluters
- Identification of vehicles that use fuel of lower quality
- Based on data gathered on the road, redefinition of environmental standards can be implemented
Through its effects the project will also tackle other environmental protection areas such as: (1) encouragement of the use of modern vehicles characterized by high energy efficiency and lower fuel consumption and (2) encouragement of the use of highly qualitative fuels where the combustion of fossil fuels produces fewer toxic substance.
The eventual result of the project will be the reduction of emission levels in urban environments and thus a contribution to create a healthier living environment for the urban population.
Project coordinator: Aerosol d.o.o.
Project partner: Analitica d.o.o.
The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and European Union (EU) – European Regional Development Fund. The predicted amount of subsidization will be 0,5 MIO Euros.
In this project we cooperate with two consortium partners - Aerosol d.o.o. and Ames d.o.o.. Each one of us is an expert in a different area – we will combine our complementary knowledge in order to create a unique product which will be used for smart guidance of urban transport.
The purpose of the project is to develop a solution that will predict local black carbon concentration levels and thereby help local authorities protect human health and the environment. Accurate and timely localized measurements of air pollution levels can be used for immediate protection (through air quality alerts - asthmatics would stay indoors when air quality is poor), as well as for longer term mitigation of high pollution areas and traffic planning.
Goals of “Smart black carbon street light” project are
- to develop a prediction model for future black carbon concentration levels, given the current black carbon concentration level, micro-meteorological measurements (e.g. temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity) and traffic volume data,
- to collect and import historical data required for developing a prediction model, and also gathering new data (prediction model will be validated on present data).
Final result of the project will be a “Smart black carbon street light” cloud software solution that will allow planners and controllers of urban transport infrastructure to
- have an instantaneous overview of the current state,
- measure the effectiveness,
- prevent predicted black carbon concentration peaks by real-time traffic management.
Project coordinator: Analitica d.o.o.
Project partners: Aerosol d.o.o., Ames d.o.o.
The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and European Union (EU) – European Regional Development Fund. The predicted amount of subsidization will be 441,000 Euros.