AMBIENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING
What is Ambient Air Quality?
The term “air quality” means the state of the air around us. Good air quality refers to clean, clear, unpolluted air. Clean air is essential to maintaining the delicate balance of life on this planet — not just for humans, but wildlife, vegetation, water and soil.
Poor air quality is a result of a number of factors, including emissions from various sources, both natural and “human-caused.” Poor air quality occurs when pollutants reach high enough concentrations to endanger human health and/or the environment. Our everyday choices, such as driving cars and burning wood, can have a significant impact on air quality.
Ambient air quality refers to the quality of outdoor air in our surrounding environment. It is typically measured near ground level, away from direct sources of pollution.
Effect of Air Quality:
Health effects from air pollution can last for a short while (e.g., coughing) or become chronic (e.g., heart and lung disease). Health problems increase when we are exposed to air pollution for a long time (exposure), and when we breathe in a lot of it (concentration).
In recent decades the emission of six principal pollutants has increased significantly, these pollutants are particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and lead. It is pertinent to all organizations to protect their air quality and Newtech can provide the resources, equipment and man power to conduct these monitoring campaigns. We have experience Environmental engineers with many years of experience in the field of Ambient Air quality Monitoring.
The way a campaign is conducted is we collect Air quality samples for one or more of the following purposes:
- To judge compliance with and/or progress made towards meeting ambient air quality standards.
- To activate emergency control procedures that prevent or alleviate air pollution episodes.
- To observe pollution trends throughout the region, including non-urban areas.
- To provide a data base for research evaluation of effects: urban, land-use, and transportation planning; development and evaluation of abatement strategies; and development and validation of diffusion models.