The exact problem discussed above is something about harmfulness of sewage gases and an effective method to restrict the death rates. Often, methane is the gas of next highest concentration, but typically remains at nontoxic levels, especially in properly vented systems. However, if sewer gas has a distinct “rotten egg” smell, especially in sewage mains, septic tanks, or other sewage treatment facilities, it may be due to hydrogen sulfide content, which can be detected by human olfactory senses in concentrations as low as parts per billion. Exposure to low levels of this chemical can irritate the eyes, cause a cough or sore throat, shortness of breath, and fluid accumulation in the lungs. Prolonged low-level exposure may cause fatigue, pneumonia, loss of appetite, headaches, irritability, poor memory, and dizziness. High concentrations of hydrogen sulfide (>150 ppm) can produce olfactory fatigue, whereby the scent becomes undetectable. At higher concentrations (>300 ppm), hydrogen sulfide can cause loss of consciousness and death. Very high concentrations (>1000 ppm) can result in immediate collapse, occurring after a single breath.
This smart innovation can be a life saving tool for many sewage cleaners hereafter. According to the recent study it have been reported that the number of deaths during sewage cleaning process is higher than the deaths due to war. This field is under least consideration over these years and now it has been turned out to be a serious issues. Hence to solve this program we introduce a smart mask (sensor controlled) which could detect the presence of harmful gases inside the cleaning area. It is rightly said that “prevention is better than cure” so in this project we aim to prevent the cleaners before getting affected by harmful gases. since the mask is completely sensor based it gives a prior alarm that signifies when to enter and when to exit the cleaning spot. our project can even turn out to be a cost efficient solution for this issue in the sense that no high investment is required for this project. The most common gases found inside an drainage system is hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, methane, esters, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Most of the sewer cleaners are not aware of these gases and are forced to work under these harsh condition to meat out their daily expenses. Our project is completely society based project which could save the lives of many sewer cleaners around the country.
Link: The uniqueness of this project is that it is something which could save the lives of many sewer cleaners.
Being sensor controlled it is very easy handle and highly effective. Another special feature of this project is that it does need high capital investment or high maintenance.
Problem Scale: Worldwide
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