Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2748

Full Length Research Paper

Design of indoor dust concentration monitor based on light scattering detection method

Li Tianhua
  • Li Tianhua
  • Physics and Electrical and Mechanical College, Zunyi Normal College, Zunyi, Guizhou 563002, China.
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Wu Ying
  • Wu Ying
  • Physics and Electrical and Mechanical College, Zunyi Normal College, Zunyi, Guizhou 563002, China.
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  •  Received: 03 January 2013
  •  Accepted: 02 March 2013
  •  Published: 15 May 2014

Abstract

Inhalable particles and fine particulates in dust will pollute the indoor environment and endanger people's health. It is an important task to take effective measures to control indoor dust pollution. The key is to keep abreast of the dust concentration, and to monitor, control and evaluate the sources of indoor dust pollution. This paper analyzes the main sources and characteristics of indoor dust and uses dust sensor to collect dust and transform photoelectric signals. It applies micro control unit (MCU) to control the system and process data, and designs the dust concentration monitor. The monitor can be used as an independent equipment and also a combination of a variety of sensors through the serial port to monitor indoor environmental parameters and control environmental control facilities, thereby purifying indoor air.

 

Key words: Light scattering, dust, dust sensors, micro control unit (MCU).