A Low-Cost Environmental Monitoring System: How to Prevent Systematic Errors in the Design Phase through the Combined Use of Additive Manufacturing and Thermographic TechniquesReport as inadecuate


A Low-Cost Environmental Monitoring System: How to Prevent Systematic Errors in the Design Phase through the Combined Use of Additive Manufacturing and Thermographic Techniques


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ITC-CNR, Construction Technologies Institute, National Research Council of Italy, Via Lombardia, 49, 20098 San Giuliano Milanese MI, Italy





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Academic Editor: Stefano Mariani

Abstract nEMoS nano Environmental Monitoring System is a 3D-printed device built following the Do-It-Yourself DIY approach. It can be connected to the web and it can be used to assess indoor environmental quality IEQ. It is built using some low-cost sensors connected to an Arduino microcontroller board. The device is assembled in a small-sized case and both thermohygrometric sensors used to measure the air temperature and relative humidity, and the globe thermometer used to measure the radiant temperature, can be subject to thermal effects due to overheating of some nearby components. A thermographic analysis was made to rule out this possibility. The paper shows how the pervasive technique of additive manufacturing can be combined with the more traditional thermographic techniques to redesign the case and to verify the accuracy of the optimized system in order to prevent instrumental systematic errors in terms of the difference between experimental and actual values of the above-mentioned environmental parameters. View Full-Text

Keywords: indoor environmental quality; indoor air quality; indoor thermal comfort quality; internet of things; DIY; IoT; nearable; environmental monitoring system; thermography; additive manufacturing indoor environmental quality; indoor air quality; indoor thermal comfort quality; internet of things; DIY; IoT; nearable; environmental monitoring system; thermography; additive manufacturing





Author: Francesco Salamone * , Ludovico Danza, Italo Meroni and Maria Cristina Pollastro

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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