Air quality monitoring device
As the survey reports of the year 2014 speak, Air pollution causes premature death of around 7 million people worldwide. India has the highest death rate due to air pollution.There is a positive correlation between pneumonia-related deaths and air pollution from motor vehicle emissions. Urban outdoor air pollution is estimated to cause 1.3 million deaths worldwide per year. Children are particularly at risk due to the immaturity of their respiratory organ systems.
Countries across the globe have unique air quality monitoring regulations to characterize local air pollution. Mr. Sudarsan Samal and Mr.Sovan Panda ,second year B.tech of Idea & Innovation Cell, VSSUT Burla devised this air quality monitoring to protect humans and the environment from the harmful effects of air pollution.
Air quality monitoring is performed using specialized equipment and analytical methods used to determine air pollutants concentrations. Interpretation of ambient air monitoring data often involves a consideration of the spatial and temporal representativeness of the data gathered, and the health effects associated with exposure to the monitored levels.
The air quality monitoring system consists of various sensors. The sensors are devices that detect and monitor the presence of air pollutants in the surrounding area. Although there are various types of air pollution sensors, and some are specialized in certain aspects. The proposed model consists of the following sensors is used to measure the presence of CO in the air. If the measured amount crosses the safety limit, the user will be notified instantaneously. It helps in monitoring LPG gas leakage, sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxide, hydrogen and various other pollutants.
This project of the team of Idea and innovation cell, VSSUT got it’s first recognition from maker fest community. Being India’s biggest innovation festival, project was shortlisted to showcase at MF-2016. Besides, it was awarded the Odisha Youth Innovation award by honorable Chief Minister of the state, Naveen Patnaik, for social invention along with an incentive of INR 50,000/-.
The air purity monitoring device finds its use at the hospitals which will keep a check at the pollution control and also near the industrial areas pertaining a lot of smoke content. The innovative device can be used effectively at the traffic junctions and in the kindergarten areas. Moreover, the device finds a vast use across many places as air pollution is something inevitable in today’s world.
“After further development of this device this can be further used for Biogas Plant Monitoring, Chemical Labs Monitoring, Street Air Composition Monitoring.” as claimed by the innovators. “This device can help measure the air quality index which is an determining parameter for the content of air pollution”, they added.