Monitoring Network

 

IITM, Pune is setting up integrated Air Quality Monitoring Systems (AQMS) along with the Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) at 10 (Eleven) different strategic locations within the Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and neighbouring regions (35km x 35km from the centre of Pune city) as shown in Figure-3. IITM is grateful to all their partners who have extended their full cooperation and support by providing the infrastructure and other facilities

Measurements of CO, NOx, HCs (Benzene, Toluene and Xylene), Hg, PM10, PM2.5, BC and OC, will be made at about 3m above ground, through the AQMS stations consisting of online pollutant analyzers. Theses analyzers will be operated round the clock and the data will be recorded and stored at every five minutes interval for quality checks and scientific analysis. The data will be subsequently averaged to one hour interval. Calibrations of the online analyzers will be performed at appropriate time interval using inbuilt calibrators for some pollutants or with external calibration cylinders with multipoint calibration techniques for other elements. Besides these data, meteorological parameters (Temperature, Rainfall, Humidity, Winds speed, wind direction) and Ultraviolet radiation flux in terms of erythemal UV dose will also be monitored using AWS and UV-E radiometer.


AIR QUALITY AND WEATHER MONITORING NETWORK
Code Location Institute/Organization name
M1 Pashan Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
M2 Shivajinagar  India Meteorological Department
M3 Pune Airport Lohegaon Airforce base, Pune
M4 Alandi MAEER’s Maharashtra Academy of Engineering
M5 Katraj Bharati Vidyapeeth
M6 Hadapsar Lohiya Udyan, PMC
M7 Bhosari PCMC
M8 Nigdi PCMC
M9 Manjri Vasantdada Sugar Institute
M10 Vadu Budruk KEM Hospital

AQMS Location Map:

AQMS Locations Pune Region


Figure: Automatic Weather Station Probe



Figure: Air Quality Measuring Instruments.



Figure: AQMS+AWS shelter