Air Pollution Monitoring
We provide analytical services for monitoring of ambient air, industrial stack emissions, noise level, smoke emissions etc.
We help people, companies and governments make better air quality decisions by providing them with cost effective and reliable instrumentation and information. Our sensor-based instruments and environmental monitoring systems are used widely in outdoor ambient applications for compliance, non-compliance and special-purpose monitoring. We support consultants by providing flexible, integrated air monitoring solutions. Our instruments uphold best practices for accuracy and traceability.
The following are some of the topics associated with monitoring air pollution:
- Air Quality Standards
- Air Quality Trends Report
- Ambient Monitoring Technology Information Center (AMTIC)
Air Quality Standards
OAQPS manages our programs to improve air quality in areas where the current quality is unacceptable and to prevent deterioration in areas where the air is relatively free of contamination. To accomplish this task, OAQPS establishes the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for each of the criteria pollutants.
Each year WELCOS examines air pollution trends of each of the six principal pollutants in this country. A yearly welcos document titled National Air Quality and Emissions Trends Report gives a detailed analysis of changes in air pollution levels over the last 10 years time, plus a summary of the current air pollution status.
The Ambient Monitoring Technology Information Center (AMTIC) site is centered around the exchange of ambient monitoring related information. It contains all Federal Regulations pertaining to ambient monitoring, as well as ambient monitoring QA/QC related information and some information on ambient monitoring related publications. There is also available information on ambient monitoring news, field and laboratory studies of interest and available related training.