James Simpas of Ateneo Physics Department and Manila Observatory received 2.8 M from DOST for an air quality monitoring project

From Ehda M. Dagooc of Philippine Star:

A team of researchers from the Manila Observatory and the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) is fine-tuning an ambient air pollution sensor designed to help bring down the cost of setting up an AQM station.

The air pollution tester is the result of the 3-year research project on ambient air pollution sensor that has received funding of P2.8 million from DOST.

Undersecretary Carol M. Yorobe, Officer-In-Charge of DOST’s Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), which monitors the DOST Grants-In-Aid project, believes that the air pollution sensor will be instrumental in providing accurate and timely reports on gaseous pollutant levels.

“This instrument will also help the Philippine government realize the objective of the Clean Air Act of 1999, which is to achieve and maintain healthy air for all Filipinos,” she said.

A 100 percent locally assembled, according to project leader James B. Simpas, who is currently the head of the Urban Air Quality and Instrumentation and Technology Development Programs of the Manila Observatory and an assistant professor in ADMU’s Department of Physics, the team of researchers is fine-tuning an air pollution sensor that measures ambient concentrations of sulfur dioxide, ozone and nitrogen dioxide.

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Ateneo Physics News:

The Air Quality Monitoring system mentioned in the project is a DOAS (Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy).

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One Response to James Simpas of Ateneo Physics Department and Manila Observatory received 2.8 M from DOST for an air quality monitoring project

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