These days, you wake up early morning for a run but miserably fail to finish the job because the smog doesn’t let you drive down to the park. These days, you want to feel the fresh air on your face but have to worry about the dirt clogging your skin pores. These days, everyday when you go out, a mask to protect your lungs, a quick read on weather forecast and a precaution umbrella or medicine in your bag, it has all become a necessity.
Well, the current rising levels of pollution and the problems it brings along is the reason for how the days go around these days, for any common human being, where everything gets hindered, be it work, responsibility, breathing or visibility, all due to pollution. Infact, due to the high scalability and difficulty in solving, air pollution is the main problem behind health issues and global concerns like global warming. Whereas, compared to land or water pollution, one has to look after or clean just one lake or land area, air pollution is difficult to get rid of, you can’t clean the moving wind now, can you?
Hence to combat the problem, we need awareness and make ‘prevention is better than cure’ the motto to go forward with. People should be aware about the current air quality, how pollution affects us and what actually cases pollution. The best way to do so? Keep an eye on the air around you and keep it as it is.
How can we monitor the air around us?
Monitoring is all about using the right equipment and getting things done. Purchase a dust monitor
which can keep an eye on all sorts of particulate matter, from PM2 to PM10 and give statistical information about the levels of dust in the air, at any given point of time. A dust monitor is infact a very specialized sort of an air quality monitoring system, focusing on those minute particles that can cause major damage.
Find the right dust monitor – Go for a dust monitor which has the following set of features because without them, the purpose would stand defeated.
Look for an IP65 grade level of an enclosure body for a dust monitor as it has to exist and stand tall amidst the natural weather to capture information. You cannot install a dust monitor inside a closed room and expect it to do the job. This is why a durable structure is needed which can be mobile as well, moved around to cover large regions and as per the convenience of the user. Be it cyclones, snowfall or the rain, there shouldn’t be any concern or opportunity for damage to the monitor.
Since the modern equipment has no human involvement, opt for a monitor that is real-time, working on a continuous basis, 24 hours and all 7 days. Especially for researchers and their reports, statistical analysis needs long-term data which is recorded over a period of time. So, ensure the dust monitor has appropriate data storage options, long batter life and has a full automatic workflow.
3) Customer service
With modern technology comes the perks of the modern innovation. Opt for a new dust monitor which is a value for money i.e comes along with various additional features like mobile notifications, internet connectivity and reporting of the data. Don’t worry about the price, since all manufacturers are now providing these features, especially to beat market competition.
Usage of a dust monitor?
1) Construction sites
Be it landfill sites or roadways construction, each activity, right from shifting equipment, using machinery or adding the final touches, dust is always generated. Having a dust monitor can let anyone know when the level of dust pollution has gone beyond control and if workers should be asked to leave the site. Human health should always come first.
Many industries, be it in local or in urban areas, are known to emit particulate matter like raw dust during all their manufacturing process, depending on the product being made. So one can have a dust monitor installed on emission routes, be it on chimneys so that we know when a filter is needed or has to be replaced, when the process has to updated as it might be crossing pollution control standards or when the factory need cleaning. Also, for mining activities, the digging team needs to have a close by dust monitor for immediate alerts if a huge bulk amount is building up Infront of their faces.
Ports have shipping, loading and unloading activities, mostly in bulk, which also generates a lot of dust. This dust is also harmful due to heavy air movement in port areas. So, install a dust monitor to know when the day is right for higher work, which activity in particular is causing trouble and then find alternatives which might be able to reduce pollution.
Considering the high range of benefits and the long-term scope of improvement, it is the right decision to buy a dust monitor, be it for personal use, be it as a gift or be it at work. Don’t underestimate its benefits or worry about the cost, for a dust monitor, the benefit curve is steeper than the cost curve, especially if you are installing it in a public space like office, schools or industrial areas. Governments use it, environmentalists use it and you can use it too!