DustScan utilise mapping and GIS packages such as ArcGIS and MapInfo and can offer ‘big data’ statistical analysis and visualisation using tools such as ‘R’ and packages such as Open Air for analysis of air pollution data.
DustScan mapping packages can be tailored to meet client requirements, and can be especially useful when multiple gauges are installed in and around a site. With multiple gauges it is possible to plot concentrations of elements etc. using geostatistical packages as shown by Datson, H., Fowler, M. and Williams, B (2012). Source apportionment of industrial fugitive dusts: developments in passive dust monitoring. In Proceedings of the INEF 20011, Cambridge UK.
Routine dust monitoring data can be plotted onto site plans and drawings to enable visual representation of the changes in dust levels along pathways between source and receptor. Dust characterisation data can also be plotted such as elemental distribution and source apportionment based on appropriate chemical testing.