The primary objective of an air monitoring program is to analyze the ambient air at a site during or prior to remedial action. Using a set of established protocols and contingency actions, GEI manages key aspects of air monitoring for clients. Key objectives include: monitoring levels of compounds in ambient air prior to or during remedial action; documenting the ambient air conditions, and identifying the need to implement mitigating abatement actions to reduce levels of airborne target compounds.
Typical facilities that need an ambient air monitoring system include chemical plants, process plants, industrial facilities, remediation and Superfund sites, landfill sites, and hazardous waste processing facilities.
Our clients benefit from the expertise of GEI’s engineers and air quality professionals who offer measurable project experience in today’s regulatory environment. They collectively represent decades of organizational knowledge, capable project management, and expert negotiating skills to complete projects on time and on budget.
GEI has designed, installed, and operated ambient air quality and meteorological measurement systems and collected and analyzed point source and area emissions from indoor and outside sources. This experience covers the use of continuous samplers and a variety of batch sampling media. The monitoring programs are supported by a strong Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) program.
As part of its air monitoring capability, GEI utilizes sophisticated gas chromatograph technology capable of rapidly analyzing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and some semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) to part-per-billion (ppb) levels. In addition, we are able to detect and quantify the mass of VOC and SVOC compounds to picogram (10–12 gram) levels.
Contaminated industrial sites, former Manufactured Gas Plan (MGP) sites, and even food and beverage manufacturing facilities are just a few settings where rapid analyzing gas chromatograph technology can play an important role in ambient air monitoring. For further information, please contact us.