With growing concerns in Iraq about the heavy air pollution, The Ministry of Environment Iraq took a decisive step in the direction for improved monitoring, control and prevention of air pollution, announcing a tender to procure one mobile and five fixed air quality monitoring stations to monitor SO2, NOX, NH3, O3, SO2, CO, PM10, PM2.5, METHANE, NON METHANE, BTEX, and VOC’s.
Ecotech participated in this venture through its local Iraqi representative OMA International Trade, Bagdad, and was awarded the prestigious project in January 2011.
Findings from a recent study discovered that much of the air pollution in Iraq is of the most harmful nature. That is, the very small dust particles that can make their way deep into the lungs and stay there causing long-term health risks. Some air quality readings also found that the fine particulate matter was nearly 10 times higher than the levels generally considered acceptable in the United States.
The air quality analysers are manufactured by Ecotech Australia, including system engineering and shelter design. The project was managed under special attention and supervision of Ecotech's system Project Manager - Mr Chris Fowler, who has experience in managing similar project deliveries within Australia, and internationally.
The air quality monitoring stations were rigorously quality tested as per ISO17025 and NATA standards to ensure that each monitoring station would accurately satisfy the client’s monitoring requirements.
"We have been awarded this prestigious project on the basis of our firm on-going commitment to supporting our clients and providing first-rate after sales support in the Middle East region," says Manoj Kumar, International Business Manager of Ecotech Australia.
“And we are looking forward to serving our valued clients and helping them acquire data that can lead to a positive outcome,” he adds.