June 2, 2022 — In order to improve the quality of environmental monitoring in the port area, the Taiwan Port Corporation has used the Internet of Things technology to plan and build 150 air quality micro-sensors in 7 major international commercial ports to monitor the air quality of the port area 24 hours a day. , take the initiative to adjust the operation of the port area and improve the pollution prevention measures, and evaluate the effect before and after the improvement. In the future, through the analysis of big data, it will predict the change of air quality in the port area for a week, and effectively arrange and dispatch the terminal operations to reduce the impact of cargo loading and unloading operations on the urban area. shock. Through various improvement measures in the port area, the overall carbon reduction in the past (110) reached 89,882 tons, which is equivalent to the annual carbon adsorption capacity of 231 Daan Forest Parks. In addition, fine suspended particulates (PM2.5) were reduced by 441.5 tons, and sulfur dioxide (SO2) was reduced by 441.5 tons. 7,950.1 metric tons, a remarkable reduction.

The main sources of air pollution in the port area are ships, transport vehicles and loading and unloading operations. In order to grasp the environmental quality of the port area, the port company continues to handle the environmental monitoring of the port area. A total of 72 water quality measurement points and 59 air quality monitoring points have been set up in 7 major international commercial ports. Measurement points and 48 noise measurement points. This year (111), the Internet of Things technology has been used, and 150 air quality micro-sensors have been added to monitor the changes in air quality in the port area in real time around the clock. It can monitor temperature, humidity, fine suspended particles ( PM10, PM2.5) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), etc., and develop an intelligent early warning system. If there is an abnormal monitoring situation, the port operators will be notified immediately to quickly grasp the source of pollution, and at the same time, the port area will be integrated through big data analysis. Monitor data, analyze pollution hotspots and time periods, and strengthen the tracing of suspected pollution sources.

The port company stated that it will complete the construction of 150 air quality micro-sensors at 7 major international commercial ports this year. Set up densely at intervals of 100 to 300 meters.

The seven major international commercial ports of the port company have all obtained the eco-port certification in 2016, and have continued to undergo certification re-evaluation so far. Among them, air quality is an important environmental issue for each port, which shows that the improvement of air quality is urgent. The main sources of air pollution in the port area come from ships, transport vehicles and loading and unloading operations. In the area of ​​ship air pollution improvement, Taiwan port groups have successively promoted the reduction and improvement of “ships slowing down”, “ships using low-sulfur fuel oil” and “expanding the use of shore power facilities”. measures; in the transportation vehicle part, through the perfect construction of the “port-external transportation system” and the setting of the “automatic gate guard system”, the air pollution emission caused by the waiting time and idling of the transportation vehicles is reduced; in the loading and unloading operation part, the To reduce fugitive dust by electrifying the operating equipment in the port area, setting up automatic closed loading and unloading facilities and replacing them with closed loading and unloading equipment.

At the same time this year (111), the port company will build 3 automatic continuous water quality monitoring stations in Anping Port. In line with the Executive Yuan’s policy of paying tribute to the sea, Anping Port has been actively developed into the largest marina area in Taiwan. The development of water-friendly recreation needs to provide clean water. The pollution-free waters make the public willing to “know the sea, near the sea, and enter the sea”. The location of the automatic continuous water quality measurement station is given priority to the waters at the junction of the port and the city. It can monitor pH, dissolved oxygen, ammonia nitrogen, biochemical oxygen demand and other items, instantly grasp the interaction of the water body at the junction of the port and city, and promote intelligent environmental management as.

In this year (111), the port area’s intelligent environmental management measures promoted by the port company take the management upgrade of air quality and water quality as the first step. The port company said that it will continue to introduce intelligent management and increase the density of environmental monitoring measures year by year. It is expected that through the development of multiple intelligent environmental monitoring and management measures, the causes of pollution in the port area and the effectiveness of prevention and control will be tracked, and the overall environmental quality of the port area will be effectively improved.