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Project: Online Monitoring Infrastructure and Active Mitigation Strategies for Indoor Radon Gas in Public Buildings on the Northern Region of Portugal

Acronym: RnMonitor
Main Objective: RnMonitor project focus on the design of a Cyber-Physical System (CPS) for online monitoring and active mitigation of radon gas concentration inside granitic public buildings of the north region of Portugal. The project has 4 main outcomes: i) to get an offline characterization of 30 public granitic buildings; ii) to design and develop a low-cost Radon probe for online monitoring; iii) to design and develop a Cloud-based WebSIG platform for online data processing and visualization of the indoor temperature, humidity, and radon gas concentration; iv) to get a fully functional online demonstrator based on the technologies developed in objectives ii) and iii) to monitor the 10 most problematic cases identified in objective i). As a major societal challenge outcome, it is intended to promote the awareness of local authorities and population to the existent risk to public health due to radon exposure and therefore suggest appropriate mitigation strategies.
Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-023997
Funding: FCT/COMPETE/FEDER
Start Date: 01-09-2017
End Date: 30-11-2019
Team: Sérgio Ivan Fernandes Lopes, José Manuel Neto Vieira, Nuno Miguel Gonçalves Borges de Carvalho, Felisberto Sequeira Pereira
Groups: Radio Systems – Av
Partners: BMViV, S.A., INSTITUTO POLITÉCNICO DE VIANA DO CASTELO, INSTITUTO POLITÉCNICO DO CÁVADO E DO AVE
Local Coordinator: Sérgio Ivan Fernandes Lopes
Links: http://rnmonitor.ipvc.pt
Associated Publications
  • 6Papers in Conferences
  • S.I. Lopes, F. Pereira, J. Vieira, N.B.C. Carvalho, Design of Compact LoRa Devices for Smart Building Applications, EAI International Conference on Green Energy and Networking (GreeNets), Guimarães, Portugal, Vol., pp. -, November, 2018 | BibTex
  • F. Pereira, S.I. Lopes, J. Vieira, N.B.C. Carvalho, Using Compact LoRa Devices for In-Building Communications, EAI Smart City 360 Summit, Guimarães, Portugal, Vol., pp. -, November, 2018,
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  • S.I. Lopes, J. Vieira, On the design of a Human-in-the-Loop Cyber-Physical System for online monitoring and active mitigation of indoor Radon gas concentration, IEEE International Smart Cities Conference ISC2, Kansas City, United States, Vol., pp. -, September, 2018 | BibTex
  • S.I. Lopes, RnMonitor: Online Monitoring Infrastructure and Strategies for Active Indoor Air Radon Mitigation, CARIBMAT: Caribbean Conference on Functional Materials, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Vol., pp. -, February, 2018 | BibTex
  • S.I. Lopes, Indoor radon concentration assessment of an old granite manor house requalified as an office in the historic center of Viana do Castelo, Portugal, TEERAS - East-European Radon Symposium, Sofia, Bulgaria, Vol., pp. -, May, 2017 | BibTex
  • S.I. Lopes, Impact of the human occupation on indoor radon concentration: a study based on in-situ measurements for a set of households in Alto-Minho, Portugal, European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency – BEHAVE, Coimbra, Portugal, Vol., pp. -, September, 2016 | BibTex