Monitoring

All our monitoring sites must comply with the Australian Standard 3580.1.1 – Methods for Sampling and Analysis of Ambient Air Quality Part 1.1: Guide to Siting Air Monitoring Equipment. Please see the table below for information on how each site compares to the Australian Standard for the Neighbourhood and Background criteria.

All our monitoring sites must comply with the Australian Standard 3580.1.1 – Methods for Sampling and Analysis of Ambient Air Quality Part 1.1: Guide to Siting Air Monitoring Equipment.

Please see the table below for information on how each site compares to the Australian Standard for the Neighbourhood and Background criteria.

Site Sampling inlets Height above ground level (1-15m) Clear sky angle 120⁰ Unrestricted flow of 270⁰ around sampling inlet 10m from drip line of trees that are taller than 1m Extraneous sources near by Distance to nearest road (should be at least 50m)
Civic 4.5m Yes Yes 3m None 6m
Florey 3.4m Yes Yes 25m None 150m
Monash 4.5m Yes Yes 40m None 400m

 

National Environmental Protection Measures (NEPM) monitor AAQ pollutants at each site. Please see the table below for more information.

Site Carbon Monoxide (CO) Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Ozone (O3) Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Lead Particulate Matter Less than 10 micrometres in diameter (PM10) Particulate Matter Less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM2.5)
Civic No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Florey Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Monash Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Page last updated on: 21 Sep 2018