Nicholls Colton – PM10 Dust Monitoring

PM10 Dust Monitoring

PM10 Dust is defined as dust which has a particle size of less than 10 µm. Dust of this size is capable of being inhaled into the lungs, which can then lead to adverse health. The National Air Quality Strategy objectives require PM10 levels to be measured, and there are defined maximum limits.

Dust can be generated naturally for example by wind and dry conditions, but it is often generated by human activity. Construction, demolition, quarrying, waste activities etc all give rise to dust, and this must be controlled, particularly PM10.

PM10 Dust monitoring differs from Nuisance Dust monitoring in that it measures particulate size by volume in real time.

Nicholls Colton Group measure PM10 using monitors which can be deployed inside or outside in a variety of locations. The equipment can run for a few minutes or a number of days continuously, using our external power sources, and weather protection.

Our PM10 monitors are typically serviced weekly, when the data is downloaded and the unit and power source are serviced. Our PM10 reports indicate particulate levels, humidity and temperature.

In addition to measuring PM10, our EVM7 model is also capable of measuring VOC and CO2 levels.