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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology
Center for Environment and Energy Research and Studies (CEERS)
ISSN: 1735-1472
EISSN: 1735-2630
Vol. 12, No. 12, 2015, pp. 3915-3928
Bioline Code: st15369
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology, Vol. 12, No. 12, 2015, pp. 3915-3928

 en Modelling sulphur dioxide levels of Konya city using artificial intelligent related to ozone, nitrogen dioxide and meteorological factors
Dursun, S.; Kunt, F. & Taylan, O.

Abstract

Increasing industrial developments increased the environmental pollution problems in many cities of the world. Air quality modelling and indexes are used to introduce the information on local air quality indicators in polluted regions. Estimation and monitoring of air quality in the city centres are important due to environmental health and comfort of human-related topics. Air quality approximation is a complicate subject that artificial intelligent techniques are successfully used for modelling the complicated and nonlinear approximation problems. In present study, artificial neural network and an adaptive neuro-fuzzy logic method developed to approximate the impact of certain environmental conditions on air quality and sulphur dioxide pollution level and used with this study in Konya city centre. Data of sulphur dioxide concentrations were collected from 15 selected points of Konya city for prediction of air quality. Using air quality standards, air quality was discussed by considering the sulphur dioxide concentration as independent variables with meteorological parameters. Different meteorological parameters were used for investigation of pollution relation. One of the important modelling tools, adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system model, was used to assess performance by a number of checking data collected from different sampling stations in Konya. The outcomes of adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system model was evaluated by fuzzy quality charts and compared to the results obtained from Turkey and Environmental Protection Agency air quality standards. From the present results, fuzzy rule-based adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system model is a valuable tool prediction and assessment of air quality and tends to propagate accurate results.

Keywords
Air pollution; Air quality; Artificial neural network; Environment; Fuzzy logic

 
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