To minimize the effects of one of the leading global problems of humankind – climate change – industries should be reorganized according to the Paris Agreement. For example, the mining industry, which plays a crucial role in de-carbonizing the global economy and transitioning to new clean energies, triggers climate crisis with emissions it introduces in its production cycle, negatively affecting human and environmental health.
The mining sector faces many problems and needs to handle economic development and environmental protection.
Challenges in the mining sector related to air quality management
- Dust emissions make up a large part of the air pollution problem in mine sites —The dust generated by the industry, both in the extraction of raw materials and in the production processes, harms employees, locals living in the surroundings, and the environment in general
- High risk of occupational disease —Occupational diseases caused by being exposed to harmful pollutants in sectors such as mining are more common than others
- High cost of air quality measurement tools —Air quality measuring stations standardized by the EU (and similar bodies) are expensive to purchase and operate. In addition, stations are not designed to measure continuously without any intervention and broadcast data to the cloud in real time. Therefore, upgrading legacy equipment with the configuration above leads to increased operating costs.
- A high share of the sector in global emissions —Within the scope of harmonization of the industry with the Paris Agreement, it is necessary to reduce or even not produce greenhouse gases in the mining sector production cycle
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 mining industry.
- 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.
- The cloud-based Airqoon sensor units are energy self-sufficient and are managed remotely with minimum intervention for maintenance.
- With the help of continuous monitoring, environmental and occupational health risks are analyzed using high-resolution Spatio-temporal data.