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Thermo Fisher Scientific launches ‘Make in India’ Air Quality Monitoring Systems to support India’s clean air initiatives

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, has announced the commencement of manufacturing of Air Quality Monitoring System (AQMS) analyzers in India. The analyzers will be engineered, manufactured and validated at Thermo Fisher’s facility at Nasik, Maharashtra.

Thermo Fisher has been supporting leading players in cement, metals, mining, oil and gas, power, chemicals and other industries in India with these analyzers, manufactured at its facilities in the USA and China. The analyzers are then assembled into Make in India Class 1 Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (CAAQMS) at its Pune facility.

By now manufacturing these analyzers in India, Thermo Fisher has further fortified its commitment to India’s localization and environmental stewardship efforts.

Designed to provide accurate data on air pollutants and gases, the AQMS analyzers play a crucial role in monitoring and regulating industrial emissions, contributing to the government’s efforts in curbing air pollution.

Mr. Jatinder Singh Kamyotra, former Member Secretary and Director of Central Pollution Control Board, a key figure in India’s clean air initiatives, believes that the availability of these Make in India Class 1 CAAQMS will strengthen the monitoring network. Speaking at the launch he stated, “The localization will minimize downtime for the availability of these analyzers and enable stakeholders to provide better quality data to formulate policies to positively impact the environment.”

Mr. Nihar SahooPh. D., Chief Environmental Engineer, State Pollution Control Board and Head of the National Clean Air Programme, Odisha, further added, “The National Clean Air Programme aims at reducing air pollution by 20-40% with a focus on reduction of Pollutants PM10 and PM2.5. To ensure that we achieve these ambitious targets, there is a need for high-quality equipment that provides accurate and consistent baseline data on the particulate and gas pollutants. The programme was initiated in 2019 and since most of the systems, particularly for continuous air monitoring were imported, we faced many challenges in the operations and maintenance of these systems. The availability of Make in India Class 1 CAAQMS systems is likely to reduce the overall cost and turnaround time, thereby accelerating the effective implementation of the program.”

Thermo Fisher offers the industry’s most comprehensive line of environment monitoring systems such as CAAQMS and CEMS for detecting a broad range of gaseous and aerosol pollutants.

Miguel Faustino, President, Chemical Analysis, Thermo Fisher Scientific, highlighted the company’s commitment to India’s sustainable business environment, saying, “Thermo Fisher’s Mission to enable our customer to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer is aligned to India’s ambitious sustainability goals. The localization of our industry-leading innovations reflects our ongoing investments to address the complex environmental and process monitoring challenges in the country.”

Srinath Venkatesh, Managing Director, India & South Asia, Thermo Fisher Scientific, emphasized the significance of these efforts, stating, “Air pollution remains a major challenge in India, impacting the health and well-being of millions. By investing in localized capabilities, we strive to strengthen our partnership with government and regulatory stakeholders for action-oriented measures for a healthier, cleaner and safer India.”

Thermo Fisher’s monitoring solutions have been instrumental in helping manufacturing plants across industries such as food and beverage, oil and gas, petrochemicals, power generation, steel and metals, and mining, operate safely, efficiently and in compliance.

The company established operations in India in 1996, continually expanding its operations and reach across the country. With its headquarters in Mumbai, the company has an employee strength of over 4400 employees operating in 42 cities.  Through its extensive capabilities, including eight distribution centers, eight manufacturing facilities, five application labs and two R&D centers, supported by an extensive network of 400-plus channel partners, Thermo Fisher offers advanced technologies to meet the diverse needs of its customers in India.

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