MESP Air

Reserved Area  

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Air Project

Port activity, especially when providing the handling of bulk goods, produces unavoidable impacts on air quality within the surrounding area, due to the dispersion of powders -especially fine particles-fumes or gases.
Strict monitoring programs about air conditions are already being implemented, in order to identify possible violations of law-limits related to concentrations of fine particles, whose adverse health effects have been proved.
Mitigation actions like humidification of powdery and dusted bulk goods, green barriers and buffer zones among port areas and neighborhoods close to port have to be improved.
Some of the action to be taken and continuously implemented in order to reduce adverse effects on environment and health can be represented by projects regarding reduction of road traffic in favor of railway, improvement of combustion processes in combustion engines and progressive replacement with electric motors or low emission of harmful gases (NO2, CO, CO2, etc.), frequent
cleaning of the streets and squares with appropriate sweepers, continuous monitoring of concentrations of particulate matter and total dust in air.
Therefore, projects facing control, scientific and standardized parameters of air quality must find the support and active participation of all the institutional bodies and business that are involved in the handling of goods, in order to identify new and more effective measures to prevent and mitigate the spread of dust in the environment, within a framework of sustainable development of ports.