Technology For Air Quality Monitoring System:
Under the ‘National programme on Electronics and ICT applications in Agriculture and Environment (AgriEnIcs)’– the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), in collaboration with TeXMIN, ISM, Dhanbad has developed an outdoor air quality monitoring station to monitor environmental pollutants.
- It will monitor parameters like PM 1.0, PM 2.5, PM 10.0, SO2, NO2, CO, O2, ambient temperature, relative humidity, etc., for continuous air quality analysis of the environment.
- The new Air Quality Monitoring System (AI-AQMS v1.0) will soon be available for a wider market as the new technology is already transferred to JM EnviroLab for further commercialization and deployment in different mining and cement industries.
- MeitY also launched the technology for biosensing systems for the detection of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in aquatic ecosystems (MEAN) for qualitative and quantitative analysis of EDC content in water bodies.
- Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are substances in the environment (natural– air, soil, or water) or manufactured (man-made) products that interfere with the normal function of the body’s endocrine system.