Purdue University reports that its researchers are working on a better software for determining agricultural-related air quality. 

Heber said there are limitations with current environmental monitoring systems. “On-site computer systems were previously used exclusively for data acquisition, but as technology has progressed, such systems now are needed not only for data acquisition, but also device control, regular and advanced data processing, and communication,” he said. “These changes have demanded advancement in methodology and technology in comprehensive agriculture air quality research.”

The on-site computer system developed at Purdue consists of commercial data acquisition hardware, a personal computer, and custom-developed agriculture-based air quality research software, AirDAC. Additionally, the system uses commercial software for remote accessing and controlling via an internet connection.

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