Dust Fallout Monitoring

Dust fallout monitoring (also known as dustfall monitoring) is a process whereby we monitor the amount of dust or particles in the air caused by amongst others, industrial or mining activities. Activities that cause dust emissions are required to be compliant with the National dust control regulations.

Gondwana Environmental Solutions 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.

What is dust fallout?

Dustfall is when the air is polluted by particles in the air that settle as a result of gravity. By measuring dustfall, you can determine if the dust levels in areas surrounding your activity within the standard set in the National Dust Control Regulations.. If unacceptable levels are not managed and corrected, it could cause health and other risks to the community and the environment.

What is dust fallout monitoring?

Dustfall monitoring is a way to determine the rate at which dust falls from the air at a particular point. Monitoring takes place over a 30 day period, and the results can then be compared to the national standard. If there are exceedances of the standard, we can then assist in preparing plans to manage excessive dust emissions and reduce your dustfall levels. The process can be carried out over a period of a few months; however, usually dustfall monitoring runs over at least a year, if not a few years.

How do you monitor and measure dust fallout?

Our team follow the ASTM D1739 method, and we have an in-house SANAS approved laboratory, where we analyse dustfall samples, allowing you to determine the impact of your dust management plans. . We can assist you in developing a site specific fugitive dust management plan to control and monitor your dustfall.

What other factors can impact dust fallout monitoring results?

The weather plays a part in the dust fallout monitoring, and we consider the impacts of rainfall and wind conditions when working on your dustfall monitoring reports.

What equipment is used to measure dust fallout?

Dustfall is measured using special dustfall sampling equipment, also known as dustfall buckets. These are mounted off the ground on stands to ensure that surface dust does not interfere with the monitoring process and impact the results of the dust fallout measurement.

What sets Gondwana Environmental Solutions apart?

We are SANAS approved for our laboratory, as well as the full dust fallout monitoring process. Which means we are SANAS accredited to set up sampling and changing dustfall monitoring equipment, i,e, dustfall buckets. SANAS accreditation is important because if the process is not correctly followed, it can impact the results you get when carrying out your analysis.

Gondwana Environmental Solutions offers fallout monitoring or dustfall monitoring as end to end service to industry, as part of our service offering, our expert scientists will supply and set up the equipment and then monitor and manage your dustfall.

Contact Us today for an inspection to see if you need assistance on dustfall monitoring and reporting.