Combatting Smog in Poland

In Poland, every single year it is estimated that smog kills more than 47,000 people. The country sees a significant smog level increase during the winter as a result of solid fuel burning for residential heating, which accounts for the grey haze you see over the cities. The air smells like burning plastic every single winter and everyone is well aware that it’s a health hazard.

The Clear Dangers of Solid Fuel

During the harsh winters we can see millions of Poles heating their homes with low-quality coal as well as scrap pieces of wood, garbage, and countless other fuel sources that shouldn’t be used in a civilized society. A new Polish law has recently made this act illegal, but that hasn’t stopped Poles from taking matters into their own hands during the cold winters.

Police Take to the Skies

Many citizens are still breaking the law regardless of implied consequences and law enforcement has opted to take action using the Scentroid DR1000 Flying Lab. The DR1000 can be configured for the detection of many different pollutants, and in this case, it will be looking for the following:

  • Particulate PM1-10
  • Ethanol
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hydrogen
  • Ammonia
  • Hydrogen Chloride

By themselves these chemicals typically mean nothing, but in context they give clear evidence of low quality fuel burning. These drones are deployed in residential neighborhoods, seeking elevated levels of the aforementioned chemicals, and they are capable of covering a very large area. In the event pollutants are found, the drones are designed to take readings from the source, which is to say the specific chimney. The readings are fed to an operator as well as the central station, and at that point, police inspectors can be dispatched to either investigate or to issue a fine. The DR1000 is also capable of taking samples from chimneys and smoke stacks to return to a laboratory for evidence accumulation – these drones will leave no stone unturned.

Technical Specifications

The highly advanced Scentroid DR1000 Flying Laboratory uses five sensors for quick inspections as well as continuous monitoring. The drone can simply be flown to the top of the chimney or smoke stack, and all information will be provided to the live operator. Information includes:

  • Humidity
  • Temperature
  • GPS Position

This technology will revolutionize environmental monitoring and ultimately move us closer to a cleaner world.

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