In a manufacturing unit of a steel plant, it is common to observe a huge amount of suspended Particulate matter in the air because of constant casting, rolling, and processing. Since Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur manufacturing unit is situated close to the nearby villages, it was important for the company to monitor the levels of PM2.5, PM 10, SO2, and other gaseous pollutants. It was also in their interest that pollution be mitigated for meeting the regulation as per the CPCB guidelines. For achieving such, they needed an Air Quality monitoring system that could accurately detect the various pollution levels, and subsequently, automate the process of purifying it. They also wanted to ensure the locals of clean air, and that toxic gases and particulate matter suspension were limited from the Steel Plants.
Oizom with Devic Earth offered Polludrone Smart to the TATA Steel Jamshedpur unit to monitor the dust and toxic gaseous emitting from the plant to the surrounding city. It can accurately detect PM2.5, PM10, SO2, NO, NO2, O3, CO, CO2, Noise, humidity, and temperature on a real-time basis. It can also be customized to detect and monitor the wind speed and wind direction so that TATA steel can keep track of the direction of the dust and harmful gases being carried forward. Polludrone also comes equipped with Data analysing and Visualization software, Envizom that can keep track of the historical data and trends of the air pollutants emitting from the steel plants. Polludrone can also automate the purification system by switching it on/off when such air quality rises beyond a pre-defined threshold limit.
The TATA Steel Jamshedpur is now capable of real-time air monitoring the levels of PM and gaseous levels and the direction from which it is originating around the steel plants. Oizom’s smart, robust and accurate air quality monitoring system has assisted the company in reassuring the residents of the nearby city of safe breathing conditions. With threshold-based alerts, Polludrone equipped with Relay, triggers the Devic Earth’s Pure Skies purifying system to switch ON or OFF based on the air quality detected. Polludrone’s integration with Devic Earth’s air purifying system has enabled TATA Steel in reducing its pollution levels as per the CPCB guidelines.