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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 39 issue 3 (september 2019) : 236-243

Air Quality Evaluation with a Low-cost Dust Sensor for a Hencoop

Abdullah Beyaz
1<div style="text-align: justify;">Department of Agricultural Machinery and Technologies Engineering,&nbsp;06110, Diskapi, Ankara, Turkey</div>
Cite article:- Beyaz Abdullah (2019). Air Quality Evaluation with a Low-cost Dust Sensor for a Hencoop. Agricultural Science Digest. 39(3): 236-243. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-158.
A hygenic working environment is essential for human health. It includes environmental conditions like light, air flow, gasses, sound, and rubble. It became more important for agricultural indoor and outdoor applications. For example; the dust intensity in a hencoop sometimes negatively affects human and animal health as an environmental component. On account of this ground, dust concentration measurement is crucial for agricultural indoor and outdoor applications. Because of this reason, the intensity of dust have been evaluated and analyzed in this research. For this purpose, a microcontroller based dust intensity measurement unit was developed. The dust intensity measurement unit contains an Arduino based development board and Sharp dust sensor.
Additionally, an SD card module and a Real-Time Clock (RTC) was utilized for a data logging operation. The addition of air stream, air filtering technique and dust removing machines can be qualified regarding the dust intensity or dust balance.
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