Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 6427–6443, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-6427-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 6427–6443, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-6427-2020

Research article 30 Nov 2020

Research article | 30 Nov 2020

Evaluation of optical particulate matter sensors under realistic conditions of strong and mild urban pollution

Adnan Masic et al.

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Evaluation of optical particulate matter sensors under realistic conditions of strong and mild urban pollution Adnan Masic, Dzevad Bibic, Boran Pikula, Almir Blazevic, Jasna Huremovic, and Sabina Zero https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3897379

AirNow U.S. EPA https://www.airnow.gov/?city=Sarajevo&country=BIH

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Optical-based particulate matter sensors offer some advantages: price (especially low-cost sensors), time and space resolution, but they are less accurate than reference instruments. Understanding their performance and limitations is crucial for wider adoption. This is a case study for strong and mild air pollution done in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Tested optical sensors were found to be generally acceptable in this study, but proper calibration is required for getting reliable data.