Truck Mounted Fogging Machine and Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station were
commissioned at V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust. The Ambient Air Quality
Monitoring Station project was inaugurated by Shri Rinkesh Roy, IRTS, Chairman
V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, and the Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station
was inaugurated by Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Deputy Chairman,
V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust in the presence of V. Vishnu, IAS, Officer on
Special Duty, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust.
The Truck mounted high-pressure
water mist fogging machine has been commissioned at a cost of Rs.2.16 crores.
The high pressure water mist fogging machine with effective throw of 100 metres
can suppress dust evolving from cargo discharge onto stockpiles at coal yard,
reclaiming from stockpiles and loading/unloading trucks. By forcing water, by
means of a high pressure pump of 2.5 to 3.5 Mpa
(Megapascal Pressure Unit), through specially designed air automizing
nozzles, fog of ultra fine water droplets with an average size of 30 microns
are created and directed at the point source of dust which rapidly suppresses
the emitted dust before it can disperse.
As an enabler to monitor ambient air quality and to
device effective mitigation measures, Ambient air quality monitoring stations
with analyzer units at a total cost of Rs. 3.46 crores have been installed near
Oil Jetty, Port Residential Complex and near hare island.
The continuous online Ambient Air Quality Monitoring
Stations collect data pertaining to(Particulate Matter)PM 2.5 , PM 10, Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Oxide of
Nitrogen (NOx) and Carbon Monoxide (CO) in relation to the ambient air quality
standards and transmit to Central Monitoring station at Administrative
Building. The data will be synchronized automatically every one hour interval
and average value of 24Hours will be displayed in LED units at Toll gate (Check
post I), Green Gate, Red Gate and Administrative Office(4 locations). In
addition, in the near future, the data will be synchronized in real time with
Tamilnadu Pollution Control board / Central Pollution Control Board and the
Earlier, the Port had already deployed two Road Sweeping
Machines to remove dust from roads, Mobile Rubber Tyred Electrically Operated
Hoppers to suppress dust during the grab discharge operations,
Wind Barriers and water sprinkler systems to contain dust at coal yards. The
trucks carrying bulk cargo are also covered with tarpaulin during their
movement on road.
inaugural function was graced by Shri Suresh Babu, Chief Mechanical Engineer,
Shri U. Rajendran, Traffic Manager, Smt. S. Shanthi, Financial Advisor &
Chief Accounts Officer, Capt. Bhabatosh Chand, Deputy Conservator, Shri Jishu
Roy, Secretary, Senior Executives of the Port and Port users.