Air Quality Impact Assessments

The Eco Elementum approach to Air Impact Assessments incorporating and making use of the latest available science and technological tools available has proved valuable in the planning and management of various proposed and active operations which might result and currently results in potential impacts on the ambient air quality associated with a particulate activity or cumulative effect of a range of activities. The typical study approach is outlined below:

  • Study the available information relevant to the pre and post-development ambient air quality pollution concentrations in the environment;
  • Identify the major existing air emission sources in the environment;
  • Identify the existing sensitive air pollution areas in the environment;
  • Estimate by means of measurements and integration of the results with those of any relevant existing information the present ambient air quality climate;
  • Identify the related processes and equipment that will cause the major contribution to the existing and future air quality impact;
  • Dispersion modelling to compute ambient concentrations as a function of source configurations, and meteorological characteristics, calculating the spatial and temporal patterns in the ground level concentrations arising from the emissions of emissions sources;
  • Consider, evaluate and rate the potential air quality impacts;
  • Propose relevant management and mitigation measures to lessen the anticipated impacts; and
  • Providing monitoring guidelines for ongoing evaluation during the project lifecycle.