Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Ambient Air Monitoring is the systematic, long-term assessment of pollutant levels by measuring the quantity and types of certain pollutants in the surrounding, outdoor air.

Ambient air measurement and monitoring is an integral part of an effective air quality management system. Reasons to collect such data include to:

  • Assess the extent of pollution;
  • Provide air pollution data to the general public in a timely manner;
  • Support implementation of air quality goals or standard;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of emission control strategies;
  • Provide information on air quality trends;
  • Provide data for the evaluation of air quality models; and
  • Support research (e.g., long-term studies of the health effects of air pollution).

There are different methods to measure pollutant. A developer of a monitoring strategy should examine the options to determine which method are most appropriate, taking into account the main uses of the data, initial investments costs for equipment, operating costs, reliability of systems, and ease of operation.

The locations for monitoring stations depend on the purpose of the monitoring. Most air quality monitoring networks are designed to support human health objectives, and monitoring stations are established in population center. They may be near busy roads, in city centers, or at locations of particular concern (e.g., a school, hospital, particular emissions sources). Monitoring stations also may be established to determine background pollution levels, away from urban areas and emissions sources. Systems are needed to ensure that date are of acceptable quality, to record and store the data, and to analyze the data and present results.

Environair Asia is committed in providing effective services to achieve your environmental goals! Indistinguishable dirt and dust spreading in the air where your workmen breathe? Let us help you to detect how far the extent of these air pollutants is in your workplace. Is your breathing zone safe? Let us help you verify your ambient air quality! We ensure our clients a high standard but cost-effective monitoring of ambient air. Monitor and measure your ambient air quality to meet your needs!

We do Ambient Air Monitoring for your testing needs. We help you determine if your operations will be in compliance with the Clean Air Act! We are a game changer in measuring your ambient air for those pollutants! When we inhale, many types of airborne dusts and fumes are enter our body. Are these contaminants hazardous enough to affect our health? Secure health, welfare, and comfort of your people. We take appropriate action to test discharge pollutants for Ambient air quality standards!  Let’s find out more!

   

DetailsLinks
The Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999http://www.denr.gov.ph
Certification of 3rd part stack testerhttp://www.emb.gov.ph
USEPA Method 1: Sample and Velocity Traverses for Stationary Sourceshttps://www3.epa.gov/ttnemc01/promgate/m-01.pdf
USEPA Method 2: Determination of Stack Gas Velocity and Volumetric Flow Rate (Type S Pitot Tube)https://www3.epa.gov/ttnemc01/promgate/m-02.pdf
USEPA Method 3: Gas Analysis for the Determination of Dry Molecular Weighthttps://www3.epa.gov/ttnemc01/promgate/m-03.pdf
USEPA Method 4: Determination of Moisture Content in Stack Gaseshttps://www3.epa.gov/ttnemc01/promgate/m-04.pdf
USEPA Method 5: Determination of Particulate Matter Emissions from Stationary Sourceshttps://www3.epa.gov/ttnemc01/promgate/m-05.pdf
USEPA Method 6: Determination of Sulfur Oxides Emissions from Stationary Sourceshttps://www3.epa.gov/ttnemc01/promgate/m-06.pdf
USEPA Method 7: Determination of Nitrogen Oxides Emissions from Stationary Sourceshttps://www3.epa.gov/ttnemc01/promgate/m-07.pdf
USEPA Method 8:Determination of Sulfuric Acid and Sulfur Dioxide Emissions from Stationary Sourceshttps://www3.epa.gov/ttnemc01/promgate/m-08.pdf
USEPA Method 9: Visual Determination of the Opacity of Emissions From Stationary Sourceshttps://www3.epa.gov/ttnemc01/promgate/m-09.pdf
USEPA Method 10: Determination of Carbon Monoxide Emissions from Stationary Sourceshttps://www3.epa.gov/ttnemc01/promgate/method10r06.pdf
USEPA Method 29: Determination of Metals Emissions from Stationary Sourceshttps://www3.epa.gov/ttnemc01/promgate/m-29.pdf
DENR Administrative Order 2000-81http://emb.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/DAO-2000-81.pdf
List of Accredited Stack Testers as per DAO 2013-26·http://air.emb.gov.ph/?page_id=394
Laws and Policies For Air Quality Managementhttp://air.emb.gov.ph/?page_id=27
DENR Recognized Environmental Laboratories http://119.92.161.2/embgovph/Portals/22/DENR%20Recognized%20Environmental%20Laboratories%202016.pdf