Ambient Air Quality Measurements

Ambient Air Quality monitoring or Testing is a process of measurement of pollutants present in the atmosphere. It measures the healthiness and safety of our environment.

What is Ambient Air Quality?

Ambient air quality is defined as the quality of air outside and sometimes inside. Ambient air quality standards are limits to concentrations of pollutants in air stated for well being of human, nature, animals, etc. There is no single specified definition of standards resulting, Various organizations use standards which are not often similar. Ambient air quality monitoring is also called as Outdoor Air Quality Testing.

Why Ambient Air Quality Monitoring or Testing Required

Air Pollution is the introduction of Chemicals, Particulates or other Harmful materials into atmosphere causes/damage to living organism/Built Organism. Air pollutants are added in the atmosphere from a variety of sources that change the composition of the atmosphere and affect the biotic environment. The concentration of air pollutants depends not only on the quantities that are emitted from air pollution sources but also on the ability of the atmosphere to either absorb or disperse these emissions. The sources of air pollutants include vehicles, industries, domestic sources and natural sources. Because of the presence of a high amount of air pollutants in the ambient air, the health of the population and property is getting adversely affected.

Typical Applications

  • To assess air quality for Local Authorities in accordance with the Local Air Quality Strategy
  • To measure air quality around an industrial site as a requirement of an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
  • For assisting land developers with planning applications and environmental impact assessments

Our monitoring and consultancy teams can provide a wide scope of services, such as:

  • Air quality screening and detailed assessments
  • Site specific construction and demolition dust assessments
  • Assessment of traffic related emissions
  • Detailed dispersion modelling with ADMSRoads, ADMS 5, Aermod and CALPUFF
  • Modelling of accidental and Diffusion tube monitoring
  • Air quality impact assessment on ecology
  • Air quality assessment for environmental permits in relation to industrial installations
  • Stack height calculations including D1
  • H1 screening and detailed air emissions risk assessments
  • H4 odour assessment


Ambient Air Quality Services

If it’s visible, it can be scanned and modelled. Airsense East Africa’s highly-skilled staff use the latest, most advanced technology to do just that. What does this mean for our clients? Precise, safe, and cost-efficient results, delivered in a fraction of the time it takes using conventional survey methods

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