About DustScan

DustScanAQ is the new trading name for DustScan Ltd; we have recently rebranded to reflect our growing air quality consultancy expertise and involvement in air quality matters. DustScan Ltd was established in 2004 as a spin-off company from Leeds University. The firm is based in Oxfordshire, UK.

Air Quality Modelling and Mapping

Modelling

 

DustScanAQ offer expert air quality modelling services using appropriate software packages such as ADMS, AERMOD/AERMET and CALPUFF for use in:-

  • Air quality modelling assessments
  • DMRB assessments
  • Air quality neutral assessments in London
  • Assessments of air quality impacts on ecology
  • Stack height modelling
 

DustScan has also developed dust dispersion modelling techniques where potential dust impacts from on-site dust propagation can be quantitatively assessed at locations such as site boundaries and receptors, with DustScan dust monitoring used for model validation and testing.

Predictions are made utilising dust monitoring results and customised site-specific empirical models and by the adaptation of standard air quality modelling software packages. The development of this work is ongoing and is the subject of DustScanAQ staff member John Bruce’s doctoral research.

Mapping

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.

DustScanAQ would be pleased to hear from you if you would like to discuss your requirements and how we can help you with your project, please contact us on 01608 810110 or email .

Equipment

DustScanAQ provide low cost dust monitoring solutions. We supply directional and depositional sticky pad dust gauges, gravimetric filter-reference PM10 and PM2.5 samplers and also specify and install real-time air quality and meteorological monitoring equipment. Our dust monitoring equipment has many applications; from compliance requirements to detailed assessments of particulate movements arising from industrial, commercial, construction or other activities. Dust monitoring also provides us with samples used for forensic analysis of potential and actual contamination.