As an MCERTS accredited emissions testing lab, Element conducts two main types of fugitive emissions monitoring, dust and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). We help you to meet your environmental compliance requirements.

What are fugitive emissions?

Fugitive emissions are potentially dangerous substances unintentionally released into the atmosphere by manufacturing, construction, demolition, and industrial facilities. These types of emissions can be detrimental to the environment and public health.  

Short-term exposure to airborne particulates such as TSP, PM10, PM2.5, and PM1 causes symptoms such as shortness of breath, tightness of the chest, mild heart attacks, and eye irritation.  

Long-term exposure to fugitive emissions can lead to serious cardio and respiratory diseases. Areas with high concentrations of fugitive emissions often see a more frequent doctor and emergency room visits, more common use of prescription medication, and an increased rate of absences from work and school. 

Fugitive emission monitoring is critical for public health and environmental safety and compliance. Dust created from construction and demolition should be monitored just as closely as stack emissions.


Our fugitive emissions monitoring capabilities 

Dust deposition monitoring

This type of fugitive emissions monitoring measures the concentration of particulates deposited into the air in one location at one specific time.

Active sampling

To complete this type of fugitive emissions monitoring, a technician will visit the site to measure the concentration of particulates or VOCs emitted over a period of time. This type of monitoring is useful for testing the fugitive emissions of a particular event.

Real-time monitoring

Real-time fugitive emissions monitoring measures the concentration of particulates or VOCs emitted and collects mobile, instantaneous data to flag up an alarm if a spike in emissions appears. It is useful for monitoring how emissions vary from day to day as a project changes.


Fugitive emissions monitoring services include: 

  • Fugitive emissions for specific events such as demolition 
  • Odor monitoring 
  • Dust monitoring 
  • VOC monitoring 
  • Heavy metal monitoring 
  • High volume air samplers 
  • Frisbee gauge 
  • Osiris


The Element advantage 

We are an MCERTS accredited provider for emissions testing, our experts are highly qualified and ready to find the right solution for your individual requirements. 

Our large resource pool of different sampling equipment, instruments and analyzers mean we can devise the right sampling plan for your site. 

Partnering with a trusted testing facility will ensure your environmental compliance and give you peace of mind, knowing exactly what emissions you are producing. 

We have one of the largest resources of different sampling equipment and instruments available in the UK & Europe. 

For more information about fugitive emissions monitoring, contact us today.

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