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Project Name

    AI based Air Quality Monitoring System for Mine and Cement Industries AQ-AIMS

Project Members

    • Project Investigator : Dr.Hena Ray
    • project Lead  : Sangit Saha


    Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India


    J. M. Envirolab Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon Haryana. India


The Indian mining industry is characterized by many small operational mines. The number of mines that reported mineral production (excluding minor minerals, petroleum (crude), natural gas and atomic minerals) in India was 2954 in 2008-09 as against 2854 in the previous year. One of the primary pollutants in the air around a mine will be particulate matter (PM), which will be generated during various mining activities such as removing overburden, extracting ore, and moving mining machinery and vehicles. In addition, when the soil is removed, vegetation is also removed, exposing the soil to the weather. It is causing airborne particulates through wind erosion and road traffic. The particulate matter can be composed of such noxious materials as arsenic, cadmium, and lead. In general, particulates affect human health adversely by contributing to illnesses relating to the respiratory tract, skin etc. Also, minerals processed through metallurgical processes often result in the emission of NO2, SO2, NH3, and certain metals and fumes, which is crucial in managing air quality. Cement industries generate various types of environmental pollutants like PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2, CO, NH3, O3, HCL, and TOC and measurement of all these contaminants is of paramount importance for the management of air quality in and around a cement plant. The cement industry is listed by the Indian central pollution control board as one of India's 17 most pollutant industries. India is the 2nd largest cement producer globally and accounted for over 8% of the global installed capacity as of 2019.



The major objectives of this proposed project are:

  • To develop electronics instruments for monitoring of environment pollutants generated from Mines industry.
  • To develop electronics instruments for monitoring of environment pollutants generated from the cement industry.


Development of electronics instruments for monitoring of environment pollutants (PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2, CO, NH3, O3, AMBIENT TEMPERATURE, RELATIVE HUMIDITY, LUMINOSITY) generated from Mines and cement industry.