The Continent Faces the Considerable Challenge of Managing Air Quality Within the Context of Sustainable Development, Having to Meet Strict International Norms Whilst Still Enabling Economic Growth

Areas of Competence & Services

Emissions Inventory

  • Emissions Inventory Compilation
  • Process and Technology Review
  • Source Monitoring Programme Design
  • Emissions Abatement and Best Available Technology Application
  • Atmospheric Emissions Licence Application
  • NAEIS Reporting

Dispersion Modelling

  • Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling
  • Buffer Zone Projection and Spatial Development Framework

Air Quality Monitoring

  • Air Quality and Meteorological Monitoring Network Design
  • Meteorological Data Analysis and Climate Assessment
  • Air Quality Data Analysis and Routine Reporting
  • Dust Fallout Sampling
  • PM10 and PM5 Sampling
  • Passive Diffusive Sampling for a Wide Range of Pollutants
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Air Quality Impact Assessment

  • Atmospheric Impact Report Compilation
  • Air Quality Impact Assessments for EIA, SEA and EMPr Purposes
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Odour Assessment
  • Regulatory Analysis and Compliance Assessment

Legal Assistance

  • Competent Persons’ Review
  • Air Quality Management Skills Transfer
  • Expert Witness
  • Atmospheric Emissions Licence Application Support

Air Quality Management Planning

  • Air Quality Policy Development and Implementation Support
  • Air Quality Management System Design and Implementation
  • Risk Compliance and Air Quality Management Audits
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Environmental Noise Impact Assesment

  • Environmental Noise Monitoring
  • Source Monitoring
  • Noise Propagation Modelling
  • Environmental Noise Impact Assessment

Greenhouse Gasses and Climate Change

  • Scope 1, 2 & 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories
  • Climate Change Assessments
  • SAGERS Reporting

Sampling and Analysis

  • Dust Fallout Sampling
  • PM10 and PM5 Sampling
  • Silt and Moisture Content Sampling
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Although air pollution has been a concern to society since the invention of fire, the quantification of its impacts and the management thereof is still a relatively young field, particularly in South Africa. The country faces the considerable challenge of managing air quality within the context of sustainable development, having to meet strict international norms whilst still enabling economic growth.

Increased emphasis on quantifying and managing air pollution impacts in not only South Africa, but also the rest of Africa, require our specialists to develop increasingly innovative solutions, specifically addressing the local situation, which are based on sound scientific and analytic principles.

Harmful and sometimes odorous emissions from mines, industries, traffic, residential fuel burning, landfills, wastewater treatment works and natural sources such as wild fires are all easily modelled with the right tools and 

 interpretation. Airshed Planning Professionals are experts in air quality impact assessments, boundary layer meteorology and air pollution control technologies. Airshed has extensive data, literature and software resources built up over its consulting years since 1990. Assessments are based on internationally recognised techniques.

In addition to being competent in the selection and application of various widely used models developed abroad, Airshed has developed tailored software for data assimilation, stack plume dispersion, and meteorological predictions. Airshed is viewed as one of the top specialist in South African for air quality assessment and air quality management planning.

Airshed has over the years also branched out into the field of environmental noise monitoring and impact assessments based on internationally recognised noise quantification techniques and propagation model.

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