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PortCastelló improves its air quality measurement equipment

31 March 2022

The Port Authority of Castellón is putting out to tender for 295,000 euros the acquisition of new air quality equipment and maintenance service for its entire network within its environmental protection policy.

The port of Castellón currently has 5 automatic particle analyzers integrated into the Valencian Network for Surveillance and Control of Atmospheric Pollution, as established in the Air Quality Improvement Agreement signed between the Generalitat Valenciana and the Port Authority of Castello.
PortCastelló will now acquire a new station for the sampling and control of PM10 and PM2.5 particulate matter, so the air quality network will be made up of a total of 6 stations equipped for the automatic analysis of particles and meteorological information, and also in two of them will install gas analyzers.
The information offered by the suspended particle measurement stations can be consulted in real time through the website of the Port Authority of Castellón. The data makes it possible to know the information instantly, interpret the data to improve air quality and plan port operations if necessary.
This is an emissions monitoring and surveillance program that has been carried out since 2019 through meteorological sensors and particulate matter.
It must be remembered that the agreement signed with the Generalitat Valenciana is a pioneer in the Spanish port system and represents a commitment between both administrations to achieve the objectives of reducing atmospheric pollution, while establishing the necessary mechanisms to avoid exceeding the legally established limits. concentration of particles in the air. This agreement is part of the 2030 Agenda strategy and compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals.

In addition, the Port Authority has developed a Code of Good Practices for the loading and unloading of powdery materials.

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