After the revision of the Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Control Act, the number of chemical substances managed by the Environmental Protection Administration will increase yearly. With the huge amount of data, mature applications, and widely used cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, they not only comply with the policy direction of the digital government, but they can also effectively manage chemical substances and control the flow. In addition, the operational safety and hazard prevention of chemical substances in industrial parks becomes more complex. By combining the information of chemical substances with the geospatial information of the plants (sites), it can assist the competent authority and the operators to master the distribution of chemical substances in the plants (sites) at ordinary times, and also assist the external fire service and disaster relief units to quickly master the information of disaster prevention and direct disaster relief.
The major tasks of the project are to promote the IoT for the flow of chemical substances, complete the flow tracking and audit mechanism, establish the mapping system of the “toxic chemical substance management and toxic chemical disaster prevention and rescue”, enhance the information and energy of disaster prevention, introduce the chemical substances management platform, and strengthen the laboratory management in colleges and universities. Firstly, the project promoted the IoT for the flow of chemical substances, completed the part of flow tracking and audit mechanism, and completed the function on expansion of the flow tracking platform and the provision of technical solutions for the IoT, including the establishment of “reference information of chemical substance”, “SDS delivery mechanism”, “exchange mechanism of system data”, and the flow tracking mechanism of Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) and Ultra-Wideband (UWB) tagging technologies.
In terms of building the mapping system of the “toxic chemical substance management and toxic chemical disaster prevention and rescue” and enhancing the information and energy of disaster prevention, the project completed the mapping platform of chemical substance and disaster prevention, including the establishment of the function of the “emergency information management”, the “operators autonomous management mechanism and report and audit management”, and the “mapping information of disaster prevention and emergency information”. At the same time, the project completed the guidance of the operators in science industrial parks and industrial parks, and it established the spatial distribution of chemical substances in the plants (sites) in a total of 11 areas, 1,311 plants, and 3,215 building records. It also completed two disaster prevention drills in cooperation with the Hsinchu County Environmental Protection Bureau and the Hsinchu County Fire Department.
In terms of introducing the chemical substance management platform and strengthening laboratory management in colleges and universities, the project completed 11 field interviews of colleges and universities, including building the “laboratory dashboard” function and establishing the operation mechanism of “image identification of mobile device”. Meanwhile, the project completed the guidance of laboratory platform introduction and operation training in 2 colleges and universities, and conducted record management of laboratory operation, with a total of 148 experimental records.