Air Quality

We at Byrne Environmental Consulting Ltd have a range air quality monitoring instrumentation and specialist computer modelling software with which we can offer a wide range of air quality monitoring and assessment services:

 Monitoring – Dust, PM10, Organic Chemicals, Fumes, Odours, Asbestos

 Assessment – Baseline air quality surveys, Compliance Monitoring, Industrial Emissions

 Climate Impact Assessments – We have extensive experience in the preparation of Air & Climate Sections of an EIS for a wide range of both commercial and industrial developments. Our knowledge in this area allows us to provide a cost effective and efficient service to our Clients.

Air Dispersion Modelling Using computer based air dispersion modelling software (SCREEN & AERMOD) we can predict the rates and concentrations of gaseous and particulate emissions from a source and assess if the ambient air quality will be impacted or if Air Quality limit values will be exceeded.

Boundary Monitoring for plume detection beyond site boundaries or to identify leaks in process emission streams we utilise hand held Photo Ionisation Detectors (PID)

Leak Detection (Hazardous Hydrocarbon & Chemical Vapors)

Indoor Air Quality Monitoring ( Temperature, Humidy, Light, CO2, VOC,s, Fumes, Dust Chemical Vapours, Hydrocarbons, Organic & Inorganic Gases, bacteriological). We can sample and monitor indoor air quality for various chemicals, particulates and fumes both in the workplace and in private residences in accordance with the Health & Safety Authority’s 2010 Code of Practice for the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 619 of 2001)” in accordance with Section 60 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (No. 10 of 2005).

Dust deposition Monitoring (Bergerhoff, Frisbee, Directional deposition gauges) Dust deposition rates are monitored to determine the impact that dust from an industrial activity such as a quarry, building site or a manufacturing facility may have on local ambient air quality beyond the site boundaries. Typically The German Federal Government Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control – TA Luft specifies an Immission value for the protection against significant nuisances or significant disadvantages due to dustfall expressed as mg/m2-day.

PM10 & PM2.5 particulate monitoring The monitoring of small dust particles known as PM10 & PM2.5 can be conducted using specialist sampling equipment These fractions of dust are known to cause adverse health effects and where a process or activity has the potential to generate these fractions, appropriate air quality monitoring should be conducted.

Industrial Emission Monitoring Industrial emission sources which are typically licensed under the Air Pollution Act or the EPA Act 2003 must be routinely monitored to demonstrate compliance with air quality emission limit values as specified in the Licence. We can provide a comprehensive air emission monitoring service for a wide range of chemical substances, combustion gases and particulates.

Air Emission Licence Application An Air emission Licence is required if a particular industrial activity is specified in the Third Schedule of the Air Pollution Act 1987. It is a legal requirement on an operator of such a scheduled activity to have an Air Emission Licence as granted by A Local Authority. We at Byrne Environmental Consulting Ltd have prepared full Licence Applications for our Clients especially in the Asphalt Manufacturing Industry.
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