Air Quality & Odour
We all like to breathe clean, fresh and odourless air. Our team offers in-depth experience in all phases of air quality management. From calculating emissions inventories, to implementing monitoring programs, to modelling in support of Environmental Impact Assessments or permit applications, and designing pollution abatement strategies and emission control systems.
We are fully conversant with statutory standards, industry regulations and global best practice in the field of air quality and we use state of the art equipment. This, together with strategic modelling and risk assessment techniques, enables us to evaluate problems accurately and engineer workable solutions to complex and potentially costly environmental issues.
A bit more about our technology…Our modelling experts have a range of resources available, from initial screening assessments to complex source and terrain modelling. In South Africa for example we were the first to use the world class Air Dispersion Modelling Systems (ADMS), recognised by both the UK Environment Agency and rapidly being adopted in preference to US EPA models internationally.
Our core service areas include:
Air Quality Monitoring
We design air quality monitoring programmes to collect data on concentrations of a wide range of pollutants and design monitoring programmes for the construction phase of proposed developments to ascertain whether dust generated could cause nuisance to local residents or adversely affect sensitive vegetation.
Industrial and Traffic Emissions
Our techniques include the use of screening assessments and advanced computer-based dispersion modelling, working in accordance with guidelines by the Environment Agency, DEFRA and other industry regulators. We have extensive experience on developments in areas which already exceed air quality targets.
Utilising predictive methods, we are able to provide advice on odourous emissions from industrial processes. Where adverse impacts are predicted, we can provide advice on the design and implementation of appropriate mitigation measures.