NAVI MUMBAI: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s premier container port in a major push and with a vision to achieve Sustainability goals and Green Port status, has launched ‘Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station’ (CAAQMS) at Port Operation Centre at JNPT in the presence of Mr. Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT, Mr. Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Deputy Chairman, JNPT, Mr. A.S. Ramteke (IRRS) CVO, Prof. Shiva Nagendra, IIT Madras, and JNPT HODs.
The newly launched CAAQMS station, will monitor real time Air Quality parameters like Particulate Matter (10, & 2.5), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Ammonia (NH3), Ozone, CO, NOx, NO and VOCs. Besides these, weather-related 6 parameters data as Temperature, Rainfall, Humidity, Solar radiation, wind speed and direction will also be monitored at the station.
The CAAQMS station will also generate real-time continuous Air Quality data, which will be displayed to the public through large screen. These values will be displayed at the JNPT website for easy access to public.
The ‘Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station’ station will be operated and maintained by Indian Institute of Technology, Madras for real time air quality status of the port. The port has been monitoring air quality as per National Ambient Air Quality Standard and implementing sensor-based air quality monitoring instruments to provide automatic air quality data at several locations inside the port.
This new system will help the port to be at par with sustainable global ports augmenting JNPT’s stature to be among the leading container ports in the world.