Where monitoring of an emission point is required, this is often referred to as stack monitoring. Typically, such monitoring is carried out on boiler stacks, exhausts from printers, discharges from bag filters, thermal oxidisers and other abatement equipment. The substances monitored for include particulates, PM10 and PM2.5, solvents, combustion gases, acid mists and so on. The purpose of stack monitoring is to ensure compliance with conditions set in the licence or other legislation. Where emission levels exceed the limits, air dispersion modeling may be necessary to ensure their is no detrimental effect on ambient air quality.
Where workers are exposed to dusts and vapours then occupational monitoring is necessary to ensure that the concentrations are below the published Occupation Exposure Limits (OELs) and Short Term Exposure Limits (STEL).
Ambient air monitoring is sometimes necessary to show that local air quality is not adversely affected.
Environmental Efficiency can undertake all air monitoring requirements including stack monitoring, boiler monitoring, ambient and occupational monitoring, please Contact Us for details
Monitoring and Analysis Overview