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Field visit to KSPCB

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GSIT students were taken to KSPCB office Habbuwada where the realtime ambient air quality monitoring system was installed last year at a cost of Rs 1.36 Crores
This equipment from Teledyne USA was supplied by Chemtrols Industries ltd Mumbai.

Smt Vijaya Hegde Environmental Officer KSPCB Karwar gave a talk ofn the activities of the board which include Air Act , Water Act, Environmental Protection Act of 1986 enacted by the Central Government and the subsequent rules promolgated by the State. She also asked the students to be environmentally consious and celebrate the upcoming Ganesha Utsav in a eco friendly way by buying clay Ganapatis and avoiding PoP ganapatis.

Mr Pradeep Deshpande Sr Manager from Chemtrols Industries Ltd had been specially invited to give a presentation to the students and explain the various components of the equipment.He gave an elaborate presentation on the various pollutants being monitored like SO2, NOx, NH3, Ozone, PM 2.5, PM 10, Co etc. He spoke about the various technologies used in measuring these pollutants, the calibration of the equipment and also demonstrated the equipment to all the faculties and staff in batches.

Later the students visited the PG centre of Karnataka University at Kodibag. Dr Rathore the PG Centre Coordinator explained about the Ocean Condition Facility Buoy imported from Netherland. This High tech buoy can deteact the condition using sensors and forcast next 24 hours condition and using HF transmitters sends daily signal to the coordinator who in turn forwards the message in local language to over 400 fishermen in UK district. It has GPS unit and a sealed battery to power the unit. This unit is tied to @ 500 kgs of load and is kept floating @ few kms away in ocean. There are 14 such Buoys all over the 9 states of India which have sea shores to predict the weather and educate the fisherman.

Dr Suresh D. Mane, HOD Mechanical Prof Sudhir Pawaskar, Prof Vaibhav Shirodkar of Civil Engineering Dept and Prof Smt Swati Kalgutkar Chemistry department acompanied 45 students of GSIT.


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