Integrated system developed to monitor air pollution in offshore areas

Chinese scientists have developed an integrated system to conduct comprehensive monitoring of air pollution in offshore areas, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

The system is comprised of more than 30 monitoring devices including detection laser radar, in-situ detection sensor for carbon dioxide and aerosol particle spectrometer. It has been installed in the offshore area in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province for a one-month test. It will help obtain meteorological parameters and distribution characteristics of major pollutants in Shenzhen's offshore area.

Led by Hefei Institutes of Physical Science under the CAS, the monitoring system was coordinated by many organizations including the Institute of Atmospheric Physics under the CAS and National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center.

Offshore areas have complex environmental conditions such as high humidity and high salt content. They are characterized by the coexistence of multiple pollutants.

The system will conduct multidimensional monitoring and collect multivariate data to ensure high-resolution observation. It will support the construction of a national environmental monitoring network and provide technical support air pollution control in offshore areas, according to the CAS.

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Source(s): Xinhua News Agency