The Keys to Ambient Pollutant and Meteorological Monitoring

The Keys to Ambient Pollutant and Meteorological Monitoring

Ambient pollutant and meteorological monitoring (APMM) are essential to a healthy, productive society. The detrimental effects of air pollution adversely impact our bodies, crops, vegetation, and animals. Left unchecked, air pollution increases mortality rates and degrades our environment and economy..

Judicious monitoring of air pollutants and the meteorological conditions that affect their propagation enables a great many benefits. Since the introduction of the EPA Clean Air Act, a number of air pollutants have been reduced in the ambient environment, benefiting agriculture, ecosystems, and contributing to longer, healthier lives. The robust regulatory programs established for collecting, interpreting, and reporting on air quality allow tracking and analysis of these trends, supporting long-term, sustainable and economic control stratagems.

Montrose has the expertise and resources to develop and implement APMM programs to meet all regulatory requirements and data quality objectives as well as unique research, industrial or public sector application requirements, and goals. Our services include 1) project and monitoring systems design, 2) quality assurance project plan (QAPP) development, 3) furnishing, installing, and commissioning fully-integrated, turnkey monitoring systems and networks, 4) ensuring proper monitor siting and exposure, and 5) providing comprehensive data acquisition, data management, and operational support services to ensure compliance with agency quality assurance, quality control, and data reporting requirements.

Montrose teams supply state-of-the-art APMM systems to meet unique facility requirements, research programs, and address community concerns. Monitoring for some purposes may avoid costly installations, temperature-controlled trailers, and elaborate operational requirements. Due to advances in wireless technology and communications, it is possible to conduct APMM remotely, at low cost. Our engineers and meteorological scientists can configure short- or long-term monitoring projects, at any scale, using the latest sensing and SCADA technology without you needing a team of specialists to run them.

We’ll help you meet local, state, or federal directives using pollutant monitoring instruments appropriate to the objective and meteorological instruments that measure temperature, barometric pressure, wind direction and velocity, precipitation, humidity, and sunlight.

We have unique technologies and IP solutions to design all facets of your APMM. Our ambient pollutant detection systems monitor a wide range of contaminants, including:

  • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
  • Oxides of Nitrogen (NO/NO2/NOX)
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Ozone (O3)
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and Total Reduced Sulfur (TRS)
  • Particulate Matter (PM5, PM10, TSP)
  • Lead (Pb) and Trace Metals
  • Volatile and Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC and SVOC)
  • And more

Sensor data may be fed into sophisticated modelling engines tailored to the specific needs of your project. Whatever your objective, whether it be identifying air pollution trends, assigning air quality scores, or satisfying regulatory standards, our air and meteorological teams will help you develop a monitoring strategy that’s right for you.