National Physical Laboratory

Industrial Impact Assessment

It is essential to quantify the environmental impact of new and existing industrial processes to show compliance with UK and EC legislation.

Industrial Impact Assessment

A survey from NPL can monitor and assess the impact of industrial plant on surrounding areas, including:

  • Quantification of boundary fence emissions
  • Identification of fugitive emissions to air
  • Measurement of ambient air quality
  • Evaluation of indoor air quality
  • Odour investigations

Examples of species routinely measured are:

Species Methods
Acid gases and odorous species SO2, NO2, H2S and NO Diffusive tubes
Pumped tubes
Canister/grab sampling
Hand held monitors
Mobile laboratory
Particulates (PM10)
Light hydrocarbons and combustion products
Benzene, toluene, xylene and ethylbenzene
Other species on request


Customer enquiry line: 020 8943 6275

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2015
Created: 17 Apr 2007


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