Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Ambient air sampling is useful in many construction and remediation situations. We can sample for a variety of compounds that include, but are not limited to, TSP, PM10, PM2.5, VOCs, PAHs, Phenols, Aldehydes, POPs, Dust and Sulphur compounds, etc. A step-by-step summary of some of our typical sampling jobs is outlined below (click each step for more information):

Step 1.
Initial contact with the owner or environmental health and safety representative is made. At this time the project being conducted is discussed. We will require specific information of the work going on at the site if it is an infrastructure or construction project. We will suggest the size of the site and the amount of equipment to deploy.
Step 2.
Based on the initial discussions, additional information will be sought out in the form of duration of the project and the ability to perform background sampling before the project is started. A site visit may be warranted in order to properly understand the local terrain and meteorological conditions.
Step 3.
After the discussions a proposed plan for the sampling will be written as a proposal including a description of the approach and the cost for the work.
Step 4.
The proposal will be reviewed and discussed with the client. If the proposal is accepted by the client a schedule for the work can be suggested to accommodate specific site operations and requirements.
Step 5.
The investigation is undertaken as outlined in the proposal, including any collection of samples and/or continuous measurements.
Step 6.
Based on the results a report is prepared and reviewed internally and then presented to the client. The report provides a description of the methods used and the results, it also compares the results to regulatory standards or guidelines and identifies specific problems if any are found. If problems are found we will make recommendations to mitigate them. If the project is intended to continue we can provide periodic reports, and continue sampling.