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Dust Monitoring

Bergerhoff Dust Monitoring

The Bergerhoff dust method is carried out on most waste sites, landfill sites and sometimes building sites. It is a way of measuring air-bourne dust-fall occurring from manmade activities that may attribute to environmental adverse effects.

The Bergerhoff method is accepted by the EPA and Local Authorities as part of waste or IPPCs licences. The method works by leaving out onsite dust jars for a period of 30 days. We take away these jars after this period and they brought back to our accredited laboratory for analysis. By methods of evaporation and gravimetry a result is obtained. This result along with the amount of days the dust jar has been left out, will result in the dust-fall per mg/m3/day. Dustfall limits are generally laid down in the planning permission for the site or in guidelines issued by the EPA. The dust-fall concentrations laid down in the guidelines specify a limit of 350 mg/m3/day.

We then provide a full report and interpretation of results and combine this into a report acceptable to the EPA and Local Authorities.

Continuous dust monitoring

We also provide Dust concentration monitor’s for continuous dust monitoring of flue gas in stacks and ductwork. It is suitable for systems firing coal, fuel oil or a mixture of fuels, converter plants, asphalt mixing plants and cement production plants, and any other type of plant requiring quantitative monitoring of dust concentrations.

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