Driven by customer and market demand, AquisNet is venturing into new grounds: the core data management facility has been expanded to cope with new types of data such as sound levels and traffic counts. AquisNet’s versatility increases without losing the focus on air quality data management.
Road traffic air quality monitoring stations are perfectly positioned to collect further information. Traffic counts is a logical choice: typically for these stations, a correlation can be observed between the variations in traffic density and the measured concentration levels. Even though traffic noise is not directly linked to air pollution, the position of the stations close to roads makes them a perfect fit for traffic sound level monitoring.
New adapted calculation and processing algorithms have been added to AquisNet. Energetic operations and algorithms to determine vehicle categories for traffic counts are now available. The generic new algorithms can be expanded to calculate special noise indicators or to model national vehicle categories.
Collecting traffic induced air pollutant concentrations, noise levels and traffic counts in the same database provides a comprehensive view on the actual local environmental conditions.