Tag Archives: Water

Your World’s Air Quality & Water Pollution – Toxic Algae + SO2 / Sulfur Dioxide


How’s your air quality?

remotemonitoringairqualityboxagriculturesoilmoistureYears ago the EPA set safety levels for the airborne pollutant SO2 – Sulfur Dioxide.

So you might think that you and your family’s air complies with the standard and you’re not breathing gnarly, toxic gases, pollutants, and chemicals every day. Not so easy.

In Missouri there are coal power plants nearby the houses of citizens. This article explains how it may still be a number of years before sulfur dioxide monitoring stations are deployed around the Labadie Energy Center.

SO2 / Sulfur Dioxide isn’t the only airborne contaminant that’s harmful to your health. Ozone / O3, Nitrous Oxides / NOx,  Nitrogen Dioxide / NO2, and Particulate Matter like Dust and PM2.5 are known to cause damage and reduce your lifespan.

air-quality-monitoring-3d-pollution-map-mapping-pm2-5-ozone-nitrous-oxides-sulfur-dioxide-so2-no2-nox-o3-pm1-pm10However, you don’t want to wait for years for the government to do something about your air quality. If you want to take action, and are driven to make a difference, I believe that you can solve just about any issue. Today you’ve got EPA-grade, quality, cost-effective, cloud-based Industrial IoT gateways and Internet of Things devices and sensors.

For a fraction of the cost you can deploy your own air quality monitoring network to be confident and aware of your health, safety, and security. What’s to stop you from doing something about your environment

Please don’t hesitate to chat with me if you’ve got any questions or need help deploying air quality, water, or any other remote monitoring sensor networks.


Now how about your water?

industrial-iot-water-monitoring-air-quality-pollution-remote-internet-of-things-sensor-devicesHopefully you don’t have any toxic algae blooming near your home! How does that happen like in Lake Okeechobee in Florida? Toxic algae can happen anywhere. Especially where there are tons of nitrogen, phosphorous, and fertilization runoff entering local lakes.

Warm temperatures and other environmental factors can also contribute to cyanobacteria / blue-green algae seeming to take over and infest your coastlines and/or waterways. As this article explains, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers discharged a large volume of an algae infested lake’s water.

This nutrient-polluted water was discharged in order to prevent flooding. However, you can see it had other effects as well. Our earth requires such a precious balance. It’s challenging when you try to fix 1 issue and another one results.

internet-of-things-fleet-vehicle-tracking-industrial-equipment-assets-air-quality-h2s-no2-pm2-5-water-tanks-fluidsToday you, your family, community, and organizations have a variety of options for water and fluid monitoring. Industrial Internet of Things sensors and IoT devices give you affordable, rapidly deployable remote monitoring solutions. Whether you need to monitor water usage, fluid levels, mobile water and fluids in tanks on fleet vehicles, water quality, air quality, pollution, or anything else, it’s easier than you think.


What are You going to do about it?

Please don’t hesitate to send me a message at Info@Valarm.net. I’ll be happy to help you and your organization. With monitoring air quality, water, pollution, assets, or anything else you need to monitor.

 

Remotely Monitoring Water, Fluids, IoT Sensor Devices, and Environmental Issues

Water Monitoring

water-monitoring-industrial-internet-of-things-devices-sensors-cloud-gateway-valarm-telemetry-remote-monitor-fluids-assets-2Water is your precious resource. For you, your family, your business, teams, and organizations. Are we running out? If so, when?

How can you and I help with effective water monitoring?

You’ll learn more in the stories about water innovation and conservation. Get ready to get wet with water issues.

According to this article 80% of California’s water is used for agriculture. Lake Cachuma, a giant reservoir near Santa Barbara, California, is almost empty. Reservoirs like this 1 are critical for your drinking water.

Now in many states such as Texas, Nevada, and California, water rate hikes are happening. This story explains how small businesses are suffering and water bills and prices are spiking.

The state of Maryland has given West Virginia full access to the Potomac River’s water. Here the WSJ tells how this 400 year old fight has ticked off consumer products companies like Procter & Gamble Co.


How can you and your organization effectively monitor water and fluids?

Take advantage of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices and sensors!

You can easily monitor water, fluids, air quality, vehicles, trucks, trailers…any assets.

Twater-monitoring-industrial-internet-of-things-devices-sensors-cloud-gateway-valarm-telemetry-remote-monitor-fluids-assets-1oday’s technologies make it easier and more cost-effective than ever to literally monitor anything, anywhere. IIoT gives your organization rapidly deployable monitoring solutions for whatever you need to monitor with water, whether it’s:


What Now?

Please don’t hesitate to Send Me A Message if you’ve got any questions about monitoring water, air quality, assets, or anything, anywhere.

What does your organization need to start building and setting up your infrastructure for Industrial IoT and remote monitoring systems?

First things first. Even with remote monitoring, sensor telemetry, and Industrial IoT.

And the 1st question usually is –

“What would you like to know about your business environment that you currently do NOT know, or find that information costly, slow, or dangerous to acquire?”

In response to that question above, organizations and businesses start saying –

“Can you monitor … X, Y, AND Z?!?”

The answer is always yes. And it is always, tremendously cost-effective compared to your current situation. Today, you can literally Monitor Anything, Anywhere!

How does your organization get started with Remote Monitoring and Industrial IoT?

valarm-tank-monitoring-solar-wifi-cost-effective-agrx-tanks-sensors-valarm-tools-cloud-0-1There are 2 key things to know from the beginning about the location of your remote monitoring deployment:

  1. Your power source
  2. Internet availability

Now how about those power sources?

Is there standard wall mains power, like 110V in the U.S., available to plug into?

Or will you need solar panels? If you need solar power, then how sunny is your location throughout the year? This will tell you what wattage and size of solar panels you’ll need. It’ll also determine the size and juice you’ll need for your back up batteries.

And how do you connect your industrial IoT sensors FOR REMOTE MONITORING?

How will the remote sensor monitoring information get sent to Industrial IoT Cloud Tools? If there’s no connection to the internet then you’re not going to be doing any Industrial IoT sensor telemetry.

Fortunately, the internet is available just about anywhere these days. So which internet connectivity is most cost-effective for you?

industrial-iot-remote-monitoring-sensor-telemetry-tools-valarm-net-water-air-quality-sensorsYour remote monitoring deployments might be stationary like those that monitor flood warning systems or water wells.

If you’re monitoring assets that aren’t going anywhere fast, then plain ol’ WiFi or ethernet will provide you with cost savings over satellite or GSM mobile cell networks.

If the assets you need to monitor are mobile, like vehicles, then mobile cell network connectivity will likely be your best bet.

Hope that gets you, your teams, and your organizations started with Industrial IoT and remote sensor monitoring. It’s quicker, easier, and more cost-effective than you think.

If you’ve got any questions, please don’t hesitate to talk to me at Info@Valarm.net.