Air Quality Monitoring and Management
How clean is the air you’re breathing right now?
How does the air in your city compare with that of a neighbouring city or region?
Air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe.
An air quality monitoring project is based on three principles:
What is there? A pre-monitoring assessment may be needed to define pollutants.
How much is there? Local monitoring is often necessary.
Where does it come from? Monitoring environmental parameters is key (wind speed, wind direction, temperature, relative humidity, …) to appoint possible sources.
We can perform full air quality monitoring projects matching your needs. Either we do an air quality assessment to define pollutants (What is there?) or we monitor during your project the pollutants which are already known and need to be observed (How much is there?), because either you don’t want to annoy your surroundings or you do want to know how much a pollutant impacts your situation and where does it come from.
Which air pollutants can we measure and monitor?
At Aristoteles Consulting we can monitor:
Fine dust (particulate matter) as PM1, PM2.5, PM10 ans TSP (total suspended particles)
Nitrogen dioxide NO2
Nitrogen oxides NOx
Sulphur dioxide SO2
Carbon monoxide CO
Carbon dioxide CO2
Volatile Organic Compounds VOC
Which methods do we use?
We can monitor pollutants with different kind of methods and equipment, depending on the requirements of our clients.
First of all, there are reference methods which are used when projects have to meet European regulations. With these monitors quantitative measurements can be performed. They are in line with the Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe.