The Comparison of EMF Monitoring Campaigns in Vicinity of Power Distribution Facilities

Authors

  • Goran S. Nedic Public Enterprise Electric Power Industry of Serbia, Novi Sad, 21000, Serbia
  • Nikola M. Djuric Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad Novi Sad, 21000, Serbia
  • Dragan R. Kljajic Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad Novi Sad, 21000, Serbia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13052/2022.ACES.J.370115

Keywords:

electromagnetic field, power system, power substation, radiation monitoring, RF signals

Abstract

Monitoring of electromagnetic field (EMF) near power distribution facilities, both in the low- and the high-frequency ranges, has become highly demanded in recent years. The reason lies in the accumulated concerns on public health, which is mostly caused by the evolution of electric power and communication infrastructure, in and around the power substations, as well as their closeness to residential areas. In this paper, the initial comparative analysis of the EMF monitoring results of three one-day campaigns, in 2015, 2018 and 2020, performed in the vicinity of the Serbian high-power distribution substation “Novi Sad 7”, is presented. The overall EMF levels in all campaigns comply with the reference levels prescribed by the Serbian legislation, including some new EMF sources which were detected in 2018 and 2020. Likewise, the used continuous monitoring has demonstrated suitability to systematically address EMF fluctuation on daily basis, as well as corresponding concerns on EMF exposure.

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Author Biographies

Goran S. Nedic , Public Enterprise Electric Power Industry of Serbia, Novi Sad, 21000, Serbia

Goran Nedic graduated in 1992 at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, while he was awarded M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, in 2008. He is an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) engineer with significant experience in wireless and fixed communications and various monitoring and control systems for large enterprises. His interests include an issue about the reliability of ICT and SCADA equipment in specific working environment, such as electric power distribution system.

Nikola M. Djuric , Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad Novi Sad, 21000, Serbia

Nikola Djuric was born in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 1973. He received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunication and Signal Processing from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, in 2003 and 2009, respectively. From 1997 to 2010 he was a Teaching Assistant; from 2010 to 2015 Assistant Professor; from 2015 to 2020 Associate Professor; while since 2020 he has been a Full Professor at FTN-UNS. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 journal and conference articles. His research interests include the computational and applied electromagnetics, with environmental EMF measurement and monitoring for EMF compliance testing, estimation, and simulation of EMF whole-body exposure. He is a member of IEEE society.

Dragan R. Kljajic , Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad Novi Sad, 21000, Serbia

Dragan Kljajic was born on April 29, 1987 in Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad, from the Department of Power, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering. He works as an Assistant Professor. His scientific area is theoretical electrotechnics, while his research interests are in the field of theoretical electrical engineering, theoretical and applied electromagnetics and microelectronics. He is the author or co-author of more than 50 scientific papers, published in Proceedings of international conferences and high impact factor journals. He is a member of IEEEsociety.

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Published

2022-05-04

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Nedic , G. S. ., Djuric , N. M. ., & Kljajic , D. R. . (2022). The Comparison of EMF Monitoring Campaigns in Vicinity of Power Distribution Facilities. The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal (ACES), 37(1), 129–139. https://doi.org/10.13052/2022.ACES.J.370115

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