Service

Air Pollution Consultation

Contact persons

For more than two decades, we have investigated the concentrations of pollutants in the workplace, residential areas and external air.

On the basis of experience gained from a broad range of issues on behalf of different clients, our staff can develop effective measurement strategies, interpret the results meaningfully, implement practical measures, and provide consultation to the client throughout the project.

A core expertise of Car­bo­tech AG lies in specialised problems whose solutions demand the development and application of sampling and analysis techniques. For this purpose, Carbotech often works closely with external laboratories and experts.

 

Contact person

Kurt Schläpfer

+41 61 206 95 20
E-Mail

The maximum permitted workplace concentrations (MWC) of a substance is the highest concentration which is not harmful to an adult during an eight-hour working day.

We carry out measurements to monitor workplaces, or to verify the effectiveness of emission reduction measures. Various sampling and testing techniques allow the air to be measured directly next to the exposed people. We test for both gaseous pollutants (solvents, acids, al­de­hy­des, mercury etc.) and dust-borne compounds (heavy metals, as­best­os fibres, etc.). We also check for the presence of particulate matter (PM10, respirable and alveoli penetrating dust, as well as nanoparticles).

We offer the following services:

  • Development of measurement strategies and plans
  • Workplace monitoring and analysis in the vicinity of exposed people
  • Monitoring of specific spaces
  • Consultation regarding the implementation of continuous monitoring and warning systems
  • Preparation of measures for the reduction of air pollutant loads

Follow-up check of the effectiveness of interventions and measures

Contact person

Kurt Schläpfer

+41 61 206 95 20
E-Mail

The so-called ‘sick building syndrome’ involves a range of suspected pollutants, which are the cause of the call for investigations and measurements by the affected occupants. We investigate interior air spaces for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), wood treatment chemicals, PCBs, al­de­hy­des, odours, heavy metals, etc.

When buildings require work on timber materials, we investigate the dust for timber treatment chemicals.

Car­bo­tech AG also undertakes sampling and measurements of pollutants and dust, and, in conjunction with our partner companies, we conduct round the clock monitoring programmes for radon and harmful particles.

This field covers the following service range:

  • Access to the spaces concerned
  • In situ sample-taking
  • Investigation of possible sources
  • Pre- and post-measurements of renovation work
  • Consultation concerning measures
  • Follow-up check of the effectiveness of interventions and measures
Contact person

Kurt Schläpfer

+41 61 206 95 20
E-Mail

External air testing and analysis involves primarily unrestricted pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
The classical issues require measurements of annual, monthly and weekly average values, taken by passive collectors. The measuring of air quality during construction and renovation work and odour release events, demand shorter time frames. In such si­tua­tio­ns we use active air sampling for periods of minutes to hours.

The samples taken in situ are analysed by our partner laboratory Geo­pro, using gas chromatography and mass spectrometers (GC/MS).

We offer two inexpensive standard procedures for different groups of VOCs:

  • apo­la­r VOCs (chlo­rinated hydrocarbons such aromatics, al­ka­nes and ter­pe­nes; altogether 35 substances)
  • po­la­r VOCs (alcohols, ether, ke­to­nes and es­ters; altogether 35 substances)

On the basis of preliminary data and the issue in hand, we develop the most suitable methods for the identification and measurement of pollutants. We are experienced in all common areas of air quality sampling and analytical techniques, and work with professional laboratories similarly experienced and qualified.

Contact person

Kurt Schläpfer

+41 61 206 95 20
E-Mail

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.

Wir verfügen über langjährige Kompetenzen im Bereich Luftreinhaltung und stehen der Industrie wie auch den kantonalen Behörden für Luftreinhaltung und dem Bund als Berater zur Seite.

Unsere Kernkompetenzen:

  • Lufthygienische Beratung für Industrie und Gewerbe
  • Emissionserhebungen im Bereich Lösungsmittel- und Produktanwendung
  • Erstellen von Emissionserklärungen und -kataster
  • Konzepte organisatorischer und technischer Art zur Verminderung von Emissionen
  • Begleitung von lufthygienischen Sanierung nach dem Stand der Technik
  • Ausarbeiten von Massnahmenplänen
  • Bauprojekte, Kaminhöhenberechnungen