№2, 2021


Bikas S. Agayev

In the context of the looming “4th industrial revolution”, people with certain knowledge, experience and ecological culture are more actively involved in individual and collective decision-making to overcome various environmental problems. One of these environmental problems is the acoustic noise of environment. Today, many citizens are wondering: what is the level of acoustic noise pollution in the place where we live, work, study or stay and whether it meets the standards. For this purpose, many international and national standards and other regulatory documents have been developed. However, these documents are complex and require the use of expensive equipment, i.e. inaccessible to ordinary citizens. On the other hand, the computational, communication and sensory functions of modern mobile phones allow them to measure noise in order to carry out noise monitoring. To do this, citizens need simple and clear methods, algorithms for making the necessary measurements, calculating using these measurements, creating noise maps and assessing the noise environment. The article attempts to develop a simplified methodology for conducting noise monitoring for citizens with minimal mathematical knowledge. For clarity of the process, a computational experiment is carried out to calculate the average daily noise indicators of road transport. In preparing the article, general scientific methods and methodologies are used, such as analysis and synthesis, comparison, generalization, and a systematic approach. The research results can be used when monitoring acoustic noise pollution in order to determine uncomfortable acoustic zones (pp.64-73).

Keywords: noise pollution, harmful effects of noise, road traffic noise, noise monitoring, monitoring noise from a mobile phone, noise protection.
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