New dimension for air quality monitoring in industrial areas
Sustainable operations and minimizing total environmental footprint are fundamental for any responsible industry, port, airport, or significant construction site. Regulations define limits for specific harmful emissions and define how these must be assessed and reported. Today, however, responsible businesses are also interested in the broader environmental impact of their operations both on-site and in the neighboring areas.
Continuous ambient monitoring is easy with new technologies
Compact air quality sensors allow easy and flexible monitoring of industrial areas and their surroundings. In addition to local air quality, it is important to understand critical weather parameters such as wind speed and direction, which affect pollution dispersion. Therefore, compact weather stations are vital part of the air quality solution. The sensors are easy to relocate based on changing needs.
Ambient air quality monitoring solution consists of a network of compact air quality sensors and weather stations, data acquisition and visualization software. High resolution air quality dispersion modeling can be included to provide a better understanding of the spread of airborne pollutants. This data can be used both to ensure compliance in routine operations and to monitor conditions during accidental release of emissions.
Monitoring enables efficient and sustainable operations
Monitoring of overall ambient air quality in the area provides several benefits. First, it helps to understand the overall impact of the facility including traffic, site operations and other pollution sources. The second key benefit is improved risk management based on accurate knowledge of local air quality and weather conditions, and by planning operations accordingly. Third, it increases safety and well-being of the site’s personnel and its neighbors. The ambient air quality data is also valuable for the companies to be used in their annual sustainability reporting.