In today’s world, where the continuity of information gains more importance, The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization has established an Air Pollution Emission Management System (HEY) in 2017 through the TÜBİTAK Public Institutions Research and Development Projects Support Program (KAMAG) and the system is served by the Ministry via its server.
With the HEY System, it is aimed to carry out the monitoring process and controlling of the formation, spread of air pollutants within a certain national systematic framework.
Data are acquired from polluting sources, emission amounts are calculated, and emissions are determined with a temporal and spatial resolution of 1km*1km, using the “Air Emission Management Portal”. Therefore, street-level air quality maps are obtained in our cities.
With the “Air Emission Management Portal”; By obtaining data from polluting sources and calculating the emission amounts, the emissions are determined with the temporal and spatial resolution of 1km*1km. Thus, street-level air quality maps can be obtained in our cities.
The National Air Pollution Emission Management System provides the following:
- classification of the main sources of air pollution,
- combining source information in detail,
- processing this information with the support of geographic information system,
- making inventory calculations of air pollutant emissions,
- distribution of emission totals by air quality models, and
- monitoring all these relationships on spatial maps by making data entries on the web
The purpose of the AQI is to help us understand the link between our health and the air quality of the region we live in.
If the AQI value is 100, it usually corresponds to the national air quality standard. An index value below 100 generally indicates a good situation. The higher the AQI is, the higher the air pollution is and the higher the risk to public health risk. An AQI value over 300 indicates that the air quality is poor and, consequently, the risks to human health are high.