Cement

The cement industry, one of the primary inputs of concrete, considered the second most consumed substance in the world after water, must carry out its economic development and environmental problems together. The sector has become one of the anthropogenic sources of air pollution, with the dangerous gases and clouds of dust occurring in many stages of production.

Cement industry players must adapt to the varying economic conditions while fulfilling legislative requirements. Thus, it is necessary to reduce emissions in production.

Challenges in the cement sector related to air quality management

Cement industry’s problems and solutions in air quality management

  • The high share of the sector in global emissions —The obligation to increase the environmental and social performance of the cement sector, which is one of the sectors subject to transformation as per the Paris Agreement
  • Formation of polluting gases and clouds of dust at multiple stages of production —Cement production has become one of the primary sources of anthropogenic air pollution as it generates significant amounts of hazardous gases and dust in the air
  • High risk of occupational diseases —Those working in this sector and those living in the region are exposed to the harmful effects of dust and Particulate Matter (PM) due to air pollution at a very high level.
  • High cost of air quality measurement tools —Air quality measuring stations certified by the EU (and similar organizations) are costly to purchase and operate. In addition, these stations are not smart enough to broadcast the measurement to the Cloud in real-time, and they need other equipment to do this job, resulting in increased operating costs.

Solution: Airqoon

Airqoon is a low-cost and easy-to-use hyper-local air pollution management solution that provides real-time, data-driven, actionable environmental intelligence to companies in the cement industry.

  • The cloud-based Airqoon sensor units are energy self-sufficient and are managed remotely with minimum intervention for maintenance.
  • Airqoon sensor units are backed with airqoon Cloud, and their compact size allows real-time air quality monitoring at every production stage.
  • Analyzing real-time and historical measurement data, Airqoon prepares monthly and annual air quality performance reports.
  • With the help of continuous monitoring, environmental and occupational health risks are analyzed using high-resolution Spatio-temporal data.

Use Cases

Perimeter Monitoring to Assess the Environmental Impact of Industrial Facilities
Perimeter Monitoring to Assess the Environmental Impact of Industrial Facilities

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Public Information and Protection
Public Information and Protection

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Urban Air Pollution Monitoring Networks-Expand Spatial Coverage
Urban Air Pollution Monitoring Networks-Expand Spatial Coverage

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Heat Island Effect Measurement
Heat Island Effect Measurement

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Assessing the Impact of Investments on Green Tech
Assessing the Impact of Investments on Green Tech

In the cement, mining, and oil&gas industries, it is essential to keep an eye on the impact of investments because it directly affects the air quality of nearby communities. Green transformation makes it essential to know how much energy used in ...

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