- Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata
- Sandipan Chakraborty, Suvrojit Kumar Saha, Shouvik Mukherjee
In various parts of India, especially in some of the cities like Delhi, Kanpur, Kolkata, etc. 'Air Pollution' has now become one of the most important concerns in the last few years. Ranging from Vehicular exhausts to Industrial Air Pollution, this problem has affected the human population in various adverse ways. Previously, we have seen in various incidents like the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, accidental leakage of harmful gases from Industrial Chimneys has killed many lives. Moreover, although in all circumstances the results were not that harsh, still in some way or the other, accidental or uncontrolled release of exhaust gases from industries can prove to be really harmful to human lives. Today, our challenge is to present an efficient and easy way of controlling the gas valves remotely from any part of the world with respect to the cloud updates received from the gas sensing systems installed on the chimneys in order to prevent accidental gas leakage and to control the surge in the amount of pollutants emitting. It is important to make the procedure of controlling the emission rates, transparent for each and every department starting from the department concerned for a particular sector, the Industrial Head as well as the Pollution-Control Department under that particular Municipality Ward.
This project is meant to be for the Industrial Workers, Pollution-Control Department, Management and the entire Authority of the Industry. Air-pollution affects each and every citizen of a city, so it actually means for all.
- I, myself is a resident of Kolkata, India. Like all other citizens, I also have to suffer from this problem. Each time I pass along the side of a Leather Industry which is near our neighborhood, we have to cover our nose to protect ourselves from the harmful gases.
- For Survey purposes, we visited a nearby slum area near a certain Industry. There, we saw dark brownish smoke continuously evolving all-day long from the chimneys which seem to have covered the entire locality. People over there are suffering from bronchial and heart problems.
Here, we are providing certain documents (which are particularly for Kolkata only) that we have collected during our survey from different media sources across the internet. In addition to this, we have added the emission norms laid by the Government of India which every Industry must follow.