A heuristic optimization approach for Air Quality Monitoring Network design with the simultaneous consideration of multiple pollutants.

@article{Elkamel2008AHO,
  title={A heuristic optimization approach for Air Quality Monitoring Network design with the simultaneous consideration of multiple pollutants.},
  author={Ali Elkamel and Esmaeil Fatehifar and Mahsa Taheri and M S Al-Rashidi and Ali Lohi},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2008},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={507-16}
}
An interactive optimization methodology for allocating the number and configuration of an Air Quality Monitoring Network (AQMN) in a vast area to identify the impact of multiple pollutants is described. A mathematical model based on the multiple cell approach (MCA) was used to create monthly spatial distributions for the concentrations of the pollutants emitted from different emission sources. These spatial temporal patterns were subject to a heuristic optimization algorithm to identify the… CONTINUE READING