|Air quality monitoring (IAQ) is carried out to assess the extent of pollution, ensure compliance with national legislation, evaluate control options, and provide data for air quality modelling. It is particularly important in chemical plants or other facilities with potentially harmful concentrations of pollutants.
CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS
- A system is needed to sense air quality at static and moving locations (on car body) all over the city and feedback the data to the lab over network
- City residents
- Meteorological labs
- To have improved air quality in the city
- Save environment
- To detect air quality at various locations in the city and detect the reasons for its deterioration
TYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES
- A system can detect air quality at stationary locations, as well as it can also be mounted on car body
- It continuously sends data to centralized monitoring system, which can log, analyze and predict the air quality of a particular location
- Sensors are mounted on stationary as well as on moving car body to detect harmful gases and substances in air all across the city
- These sensors send real-time information to the central location
- Software analytical tools monitor the real-time data and can find the air quality deteriorating premises in the city as per the density variation and trends in the data log
- Sensors: Chemical
- Network: Wide Area Network (WAN)
- Augmented Intelligence: Predictive Analytics
- Augmented Behavior: Machine-to-machine (M2M) interfaces
|Various technologies are used for IAQ monitoring and management, including CO2 sensors, demand-controlled ventilation (DCV), energy recovery ventilation (ERV), dedicated outdoor air systems (DOASs), ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI), displacement ventilation (DV), and underfloor air distribution (UFAD). These technologies improve building operations while reducing energy use. These sensors are complemented by software which process and analyze data, and prove to be a critical piece to the puzzle of air quality monitoring. This can be leveraged in a variety of ways, including pushing the information to a user's cell phone.
Industrial operators use air quality monitoring equipment to cost effectively monitor and manage emissions on their perimeter, which helps them improve relationships with regulators and communities. With air quality regulation shifting the burden from publicly funded monitoring to monitoring funded by industry, it has been increasingly important for businesses to acquire their own quality monitoring equipment. Beyond that, it is ultimately of utmost importance to ensure that the location is safe for all individuals and for the environment as a whole. Proper utilization of IAQ technology makes that a possibility.
Benefits: Safer spaces for people and the environment
-Health & Safety/Litigation Safeguard
Key vendors: 3M Company, Cerex Monitoring Solutions, Honeywell, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Tisch International, TSI