Case Study

Air Quality Network for Sustainable Urban Development Strategy

Rivas Vaciamadrid City Council


We developed an air quality monitoring sensor network, for its location at official City Hall stations and urban buses in Rivas Vaciamadrid, with the integration into SCADA and data sending via API to the city’s Smart Mobility platform.

The City Council of Rivas Vaciamadrid needed to provide the city with autonomous control of atmospheric pollution values, so that the municipality had its own management resources, parallel to the measurement and control systems by supra-local bodies (Community of Madrid), for which it sought the creation of its own network of control of atmospheric pollution, through the provision of infrastructure and resources.


From Kunak we supply and install thirteen Kunak AIR devices with GPRS and WIFI connections for polluting gases parameters and particle monitoring.

Completed actions:

  • Deployment of a sensor network with embedded wireless communications.
  • Integration platform and data management in SCADA.
  • Data analysis for the implementation of improvement plans.
  • Mobile application development.
  • Electronic publication of the obtained data.


We developed a calibrated environmental monitoring solution with the following functionalities:

  • Real-time alarms, alerts and statistics system.
  • Detection of pollution-increasing episodes.
  • Pollution map creation thanks to mobile equipment equipped with GPS.
  • Remote management and calibration of equipment.
  • Development of advanced statistical protocols to obtain high-quality and reliable data, providing high correlations with official stations and reference equipment.

Project details

Customer: Rivas Vaciamadrid City Council

User: Rivas Vaciamadrid City Council

Location: Rivas Vaciamadrid, Spain


Year: 2018


  • CO, NO2, H2S and SO2.
  • Particles PM1, PM2.5, PM10.
  • Temperature, relative humidity and atmospheric pressure.