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Osaka, Kansai Airport tests new air conditioning system

Artificial intelligence will be used to reduce emissions

Air conditioning must be monitored with the utmost attention in recent times, both as regards the management of the coronavirus pandemic and for environmental protection. This is why from today, Friday 9 July 2021, the Kansai International Airport, which is located near Osaka, will begin experimenting with a new system aimed at guaranteeing good energy savings through artificial intelligence. What is it specifically about? The airport's goal is to cut carbon dioxide emissions once and for all, without forgetting the prevention and containment of viral infections. Kansai Airports, the company that manages the Japanese hub, has made it known how the environmental results must be achieved by 2050, to be precise with the elimination of greenhouse gas emissions. 56% of the latter, in fact, derives from the air conditioning systems in the case of the Osaka airport, a situation that can no longer continue.

Artificial intelligence will be used to program and optimize air flows; in practice, the innovative system will understand in which direction to send the conditioned air, reducing the risk of infections and maintaining the right temperatures based on the flow of passengers in the terminal. The initiative was strongly desired by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment which commissioned the project we are talking about: the total economic investment will exceed 545 million yen, the equivalent of approximately 4 million euros. The first results of this experimentation will most likely be known in the coming months.

On the same topic, read also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency
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