Visualization of air quality at the 6th NCC by Taiwan's EPA





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Created Date

September 7, 2020 - 8:30am


Contributed date

September 5, 2020 - 5:14am

Critical Commentary

A visualization of air quality monitored at the 6th NCC (8:30 PM, Sep.7 2020). You can browse the real-time air quality of the 6th NCC by copy-pasting the keyword "六輕" on the search bar of "aiR," (, a public air quality browser created by Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration.

The website calculates and translates data monitored by both national monitors and micro sensors. Through this combination of technology and data infrastructures (TECNO+DATA), we could see the invisible and intractable in one click. 

But not all data monitored are visualized. See the side bar on the right. While AQI, PM2.5, O3, CO, NO2, PM10, SO2 are presented, chemicals seen as indicators of petrochemical pollution, eg. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are missing. The visualization might not visualize the targeted problem       


Chinese, Traditional