KCM Environmental works with government, industry and private agencies offering sustainable solutions for dust fallout management and monitoring, ensuring you mitigate risks of not being compliant with current and future environmental legislation. We conform to the American Society for Testing and Materials Standard method for the collection and analysis of dust fall out (ASTM D1739:1970). This method is accepted by the Department of Environmental Affairs, National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004.

What is dust fallout monitoring?

Dust fall monitoring is a cost-effective method for identifying priority control areas and deviations that result in excessive dust emissions. Monitoring takes place over a 30-day period, and the results can then be compared to the national standard. The process can be carried out over a period of a few months; however, usually dust fall monitoring runs over at least a year, if not a few years

What is our dust fallout monitoring procedure?

  • Collection and measuring of dust-fall are done by means of employing a simple device comprising of a cylindrical container (at least 150mm in diameter, and twice as deep as the diameter) that is exposed for one calendar month (±2 days). These are mounted off the ground on stands (approximately 3m high) to ensure that surface dust does not interfere with the monitoring process and impact the results of the dust fallout measurement.
  • After the 30-day period, we recover and seal the buckets which are then sent to a SANAS-accredited laboratory for analysis.
  • We compare the analysed concentrations to local and international standards.
  • We compile a Dust Fall Monitoring report and where possible, provide recommendations.

Why choose KCM Environmental?

  • KCM offers dust fallout monitoring as an end to end service to industry, and as part of our service offering, our expert field technicians will supply and set up the equipment and then monitor and manage your dust fall.
  • Our team follows the ASTM D1739 method, and we only use SANAS approved laboratories to analyse dust fall samples, allowing you to determine the impact of your dust management plans.
  • If there are exceedances of the standard, we can then assist in preparing a site-specific fugitive dust management plan to control, manage and monitor and reduce your dust fall levels.
  • We consider that there are climatic factors, such as wind and rain, that can impact dust fallout monitoring results. Therefore, we look at climate conditions that may influence patterns of dust fallout in the future. This allows us to formulate a comprehensive clean-up plan that takes all contributing factors into account for the future operation of your business.

Our qualified team can help safeguard you from expensive and dangerous dust fallout.  Contact us via mail or call us on 061 568 5510 and let us start working together on innovative solutions for your business.

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