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DustScanAQ Services


DustScanAQ is an independent dust and air quality consultancy, specialising in dust monitoring and assessment, established in 2004.

About DustScanAQ

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.

DustScan Cloud

DustScan DustDisc Sticky Pad Dust Gauge

The DustScan Cloud is an innovative low-cost continous dust monitor, reporting in real-time. The total cost of ownership is intended to be the lowest in the UK market for equivalent monitors. It uses an Optical Particle Counter to measure PM1, PM2.5 and PM10, deriving particulate mass concentration in microgrammes per cubic metre of air (µg/m3), and an algorithm corrects for temperature and humidity.

It sends data to the cloud (internet), and is designed for low electricity consumption so that it can be run off-grid using solar panels. Data can be viewed and managed via an internet interface, or sent to other data management software.

It is designed to be small, light and easy to use, with simple functionality.

It measures particle numbers in 24 size bins from 0.3 µm to 30 µm, and uses an algorithm to correct to particulate matter mass, which assumes a specific particle density.

It is designed specifically to meet the criteria for fence-line PM10 monitoring set out in the:

HS2 Code of Construction Practice

Greater London Authority’s Supplementary Planning Guidance ‘The Control of Dust and Emissions during Construction and Demolition’

Institute of Air Quality Management ‘Guidance on Monitoring in the Vicinity of Demolition and Construction Sites’

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