The Port of Valencia installs 2 environmental control cabins

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The Port of Valencia has announced the installation of two new environmental quality and control cabins, which are part of the GREEN C PORTS project, coordinated by the Valenciaport Foundation and co-financed by the European Union.

This was stated in a press release.

The new cabins feature five gas analyzers for the concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NO2/NO/NOx), ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter PM10 and PM2.5. They are also equipped with a weather station to measure wind speed and direction, precipitation, solar radiation, temperature, relative humidity and barometric pressure. In addition, the cabins are equipped with sound level meters to measure noise levels in the port.

All data collected by the equipment is received in real time, allowing monitoring of both air quality and noise and producing data on emissions from port activity in order to continue improving environmental issues .

According to the press release, the cabins are located on the esplanade of the old bed of the Turia river and the Transversales de Poniente quay. These sites have been selected by the Center for Environmental Studies for the Mediterranean – Foundation of the Generalitat Valenciana for research, technological innovation and improvement of the environment.

There are four categories for classifying air quality – excellent, good, improvable and poor – according to the website of the regional Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition. A 56-day analysis by the Generalitat Valenciana’s monitoring system of the port cabin showed 46 days of excellent air quality and 10 days of good air quality, the Port of Valencia said. These indices can be consulted on the ministry’s website.

The Port of Valencia (PAV) has declared that guaranteeing air quality in its facilities and in nearby areas is a “priority objective”. It has invested nearly 300,000 euros in the project.

“The new cabins complete the PAV’s entire environmental monitoring network for the control of environmentally friendly installations. These new environmental control cabins are part of this extensive network, which also includes three weather stations, a dozen environmental sensors, predictive and static noise maps, a network of sound level meters, daily water cleaning and periodic studies. on water quality, among others. In this sense, the objective of the PAV is to continue to strengthen its commitment to sustainability through innovative solutions to analyze air quality and offer information to the port community and port neighbors in an active way. and regular,” the port wrote.

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