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As China continues its industrialization advance, the country is finding it is increasingly important to identify and control new sources of pollution.
The Financial Times referenced a report in July by the World Bank that claimed approximately 750,000 people die prematurely each year from air pollution in the large cities and the poor water quality in rural areas in China. Those in Beijing have realized that improving environmental conditions is closely linked to improved data collection and more precise monitoring. The current five-year plan stipulates setting up a network of measurement stations in all provinces.
In the sewage sector, the measurement systems mainly record parameters of TOC, COD, pH value and flow. In addition, the amounts of NH4-N, total phosphorous and total nitrogen are determined when necessary.
The standard system measurement module for emission measurements checks for SO2, nitric oxide, oxygen, dust, temperature and pressure. The values for HCl and HF also can be recorded as supplementary parameters.
Claus Schmidt, a consultant at the Environmental Science Research & Design Institute of Zhejiang, believes that international companies, which offer measurement technology in the cited areas, have the best chance of participating in the Chinese market over the next one to two years.
An environment trade fair, IFAT CHINA, to be held in Shanghai Sept. 23 to 25, 2008, could give international manufacturers the chance to become familiar with the difficult framework conditions of this market segment and establish important direct contacts.
Additional information is available at www.ifat-china.com.