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How to redefine Industrial IoT into an Eco-friendly one?

Arjun / 01 Aug 2021 / IOT Basics | IOT Industry | IOT AI

The application of instrumentation, embedded sensors, and numerous devices required in machinery to facilitate industrial processes is known as industrial IoT. Although IIoT is encompassing the entire business spectrum, businesses still do face some promising challenges. According to the statistics, around $178 billion in total has been spent on IoT in manufacturing during 2016.


The requirement of every business-IoT

According to the 2050 forecasts, the world's population will grow about 3 billion, consequently enhancing the demand for agricultural and animal products and dairy products. More energy resources will be required, like water and electricity, than in previous years.

According to the reports generated by the World Bank Group, 6 billion tons of carbon dioxide that are 5% of total emission is released out into the environment. However, there will be a considerable increase by 2050, which would surely damage the environment.

For combating this challenge, there is a need for very efficient and appropriate actions to shape a sustainable and loyal digital future. It is advisable to implement cleantech in your industry to bring out the potential environment. Disruption is expected by the high-tech digital transformations but can be controlled if used judiciously.


Implement green manufacturing with IoT

The changed mindset of stakeholders has brought changes in their business and manufacturing procedures. It is incorporated to excessively reduce industrial wastage, affecting the climate and various other environmental factors. Let's put in some hard work and bring sustainable practices to build products through the supply chain and the customer base.

The combination of the fourth industrial revolution and IIoT has unlocked various innovations to present sustainable, environment friendly, decarbonized energy, less effort more output, within a zero-waste framework.


The outcomes are as follows,

  • Wastage of natural resources and energy is being fixed.
  • Reduced carbon soot is seen.
  • Complete optimization of efficiency, resiliency, and sustainability during the full course of manufacturing
  • The enhanced revenue returns.


Attain sustainability by traveling through the smart route

Smart technology very efficiently improving and becoming eco-friendly by offering logistics across the board, saving excessive expenditure, and ecological gains can be expected. It has become successful in developing streamlined transport to minimize fuel usage, and the assets can be tracked completely with insured delivery.

There is 5.6 times more demand of the organizations that are professing sustainability—discussing below a few examples that exhibit the very significant potential of IIoT to become eco-friendly.

For eliminating air pollution, the usage of timber-based concrete should be enhanced instead of Portland cement in the construction industry. The use of less carbon-intensive materials will surely fight one of the environmental hazards.

The concept of green packaging has been introduced. An example of wheat straw packaging can be elaborated to provide full support that 40% of energy is saved. For enhancing and promoting green traceability, green labels and tools are being used across numerous manufacturing units.


How can risks be reduced and the environment can be saved?

Smart aquatic system

To manage the fish stock in a mint condition, fish farmers must spend a good amount on maintaining water quality. But when monitoring of water quality is done, with the help of IIoT devices, the fish mortality rate got reduced by 40%, and fish's health is to remain good. Traditionally the water quality was governed by the remote farm and manual testing. For eliminating the spread of contagious infections, tanks must be separated, requiring an extra cost to be paid.

The modern IIoT smart systems of aquaculture comprise an edge device embedded with sensors to connect with a mobile app. Hence, the water condition can be monitored consistently.

IIoT based platform for supply chain management is ready to deliver reliable data and visualization efficiencies that can provide visibility. An example that shows the lack of visibility across the supply chain is a UK retailer $1 billion.

Wastewater management course

A huge percentage of planet earth's accessible freshwater is consumed by the agricultural industry, much higher than the amount consumed in other industries or municipalities due to the leakage in various irrigation systems and useless agricultural applications and cultivation methods.

There exist very simple IoT practices which can keep farmers' crops healthy without any wastage of water. For example, a soil moisture sensing system implanted by IoT technology enables monitoring that crop receives an appropriate amount of water. Automated up will be turned on only when required, and no water will be provided after heavy rain.

Constructing smart buildings

The energy consumption in commercial buildings is nearly 20% more, and 12% of greenhouse gas emissions are recorded. By incorporating IoT technology to use cloud data retention, the reduction in energy consumption can be achieved. 

Switch on and switch off the desired devices can be controlled when the electrical and mechanical systems are internally connected. Leveraging the benefits of smart systems incorporated in the buildings can also detect the densely populated area in a commercial building or less populated area to reduce the effects of central air conditioning systems

Embedded sensors enforcing no wastage of natural gas

We are anticipating a future with clean energy sources. However, natural gas is one of the valuable resources that should not be wasted due to any leaks. By implementing smart monitoring systems of a gas line that can very easily detect any leaks remotely and mend the leaks if cost.


Final thoughts

It is very fortunate to say that the IIOT solution bucket offers environmental, economic, and social sustainability. Smart technology and IIoT are generally trying to deliver net-zero waste to build cleaner and greener supply chains. Decarbonization of power can lead to big energy savings. Moreover, it is deeply advisable to adopt green manufacturing, a revolutionary approach to reduce waste and pollution.