Use of ICT in Improving Air Quality

Luan Bekteshi
Faculty of Applied Science and Economics, Barleti University, Tirana, Albania


Abstract Nowadays society faces rapid technological developments, increased innovation as well as increased consumption. A tendency of society towards consumerism is the continuous increase of vehicles circulating on urban, interurban and rural roads. The high number of vehicles in circulation and their technical condition has continuously affected the air quality due to the emission of different levels of gases. Managing air quality in residential centers is a complex challenge and requires at the same time the management of urban traffic, finding a balance between vehicle traffic, safety and meeting the needs of urban residents. Information technology has changed many industries, from education to healthcare and is already contributing to improving the quality of life of residents through systematic control of the environment and the measurement and management of air quality parameters. Air quality management is a global challenge for governments, local governments and citizens. Many governments and municipalities in different cities are spending significant amounts on improving air quality and pollution management. In order to control and manage air quality, the assistance provided by the use of ICT has made possible the installation of monitoring stations which enable citizens to have real-time access to the measured indicators. Keywords: ICT, monitoring, air quality, strategy, particulate matter


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