The AQMS showed that only 21 of 27 stations monitoring both PM2.5 and PM10 in Metro Manila and adjacent provinces were 'functional.' Only eight are capable of recording both.
Lack of personnel slows down the process, with only four technicians under the AQMS servicing over 120 stations scattered nationwide.
In effect, the AQM
stations forge co-operative bonds between Qeeri's researchers and national stakeholders by collecting reliable data that help quantify the impact of poor air quality on environment, energy and health systems in the country.
Remarks at both reports regarding AQMS
mention that missing values were due to rapid load shedding and AVR tripping.
Properly maintained AQMS
are crucial to the monitoring of air quality in Metro Manila and other urban centers.
But Jerry Capulong, AQMS
officer in charge, said Capmi's findings had yet to be validated because tests on air samples taken from smokestacks were still not final.
METHODS: The AQMS
and TAG exposure models were implemented in two areas surrounding medium-size cities in which 776 pregnant women were followed as part of the EDEN mother-child cohort.
Independent oil player Unioil Petroleum Philippines had struck a deal with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the installment of additional air quality monitoring stations (AQMS
) across Metro Manila.
The complainant who sued former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez for alleged inaction over the air quality monitoring system (AQMS
) in place for a decade already has gone after her successor, Secretary Roy Cimatu.
There exist some potential solutions to bufferbloat including applying AQM
techniques, end-to-end congestion control solutions and the combination of both.