Ojeda Magaña, Benjamín and Cortina Januchs, María Guadalupe and Barron Adame, Jose Miguel and Quintanilla Domínguez, Joel and Hernandez Perdomo, Wilmar and Vega Corona, Antonio and Ruelas, Rubén and Andina de la Fuente, Diego
Air pollution Analysis with a PFCM Clustering Algorithm Applied in a Real Database of Salamanca (Mexico).
In: "IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2010", 14/03/2010 - 17/03/2010, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, Chile. ISBN 978-1-4244-5695-6.
Over the last ten years, Salamanca has been considered among the most polluted cities in México. Nowadays, there is an Automatic Environmental Monitoring Network (AEMN) which measures air pollutants (Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Particular Matter (PM10), Ozone (O3), etc.), as well as environmental variables (wind speed, wind direction, temperature, and relative humidity), and it takes a sample of the variables every minute. The AEM Network is mainly based on three monitoring stations located at Cruz Roja, DIF, and Nativitas. In this work, we use the PFCM (Possibilistic Fuzzy c Means) clustering algorithm as a mean to get a combined measure, from the three stations, looking to provide a tool for better management of contingencies in the city, such that local or general action can be taken in the city according to the pollution level given by each station and the combined measure. Besides, we also performed an analysis of correlation between pollution and environmental variables. The results show a significative correlation between pollutant concentrations and some environmental variables. So, the combined measure and the correlations can be used for the establishment of general contingency thresholds.