The effect of air pollution on health and the environment is of growing concern - an issue that affects us all. Air pollution occurs when impurities are released into the air either from natural or man-made (anthropogenic) sources. Air pollutants in high concentrations can have specific health affects such as breathing difficulties, respiratory disease, eye irritation and damage to organs, the brain and central nervous system. Air pollution also affects the health of plants and animals and can result in amenity impacts such as odour nuisance and reduction in visibility.
Criteria pollutants, including oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and photochemical smog, are of particular concern, as are “air toxics” such as benzene, toluene, xylene and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Major sources of these pollutants include vehicle exhaust emissions, burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) and other industrial and commercial processes. Natural events, such as bushfires, can also contribute to air pollution in Australia.
Once released into the atmosphere, meteorology plays a vital role in the movement, dispersion and deposition of airborne pollutants.
The following is an overview of the Ambient Air Quality consulting services we provide:
- Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling
- Dioxins & Persistent Organic Pollutants
- Dust Deposition and Airborne Particulate Monitoring
- Environmental Asbestos Monitoring
- Tunnel Ventilation and Stack Dispersion
- Air Quality Management Plans
- Weather and Climate Studies
- Odour Impact Assessment
- Stack Testing
- Greenhouse Gas Assessments
- Real-time Air Quality monitoring
If you would like to receive more information about these services or speak with a consultant, please contact us here.