Ambient Air Monitoring
Ambient Air Monitoring for Particulates and Metals
Maxxam offers the sampling media and analyses for particulates as TSP or PM10 collected on pre-weighed quartz hi-vol filters (8″ x10″) or PM2.5 on 47 mm Teflon filters. A series of metals can be tested subsequently from the same filter either by ICP-Axial or ICP-MS. The reference method is US EPA IO-3. We also offer dustfall measurement (as deposited particulate and metals content).
Ambient Air Measurement – Organics
From preparation of field sampling media to the collection of air and the subsequent analysis, Maxxam Analytics has extensive experience in all phases of testing of ambient air sources. For over 20 years, Maxxam has been active in the measurement of a large number of compounds in ambient air including Dioxins and Furans (EPA TO9), PCBs (TO4), and semi-volatiles (TO13) and emerging POPs. Maxxam offers methods TO14, TO15 and TO17 for volatile organics using Tedlar bags and thermal desorption tubes. Maxxam also offers low-level VOC analysis using SUMMA© canisters.
Onsite Ambient Air Monitoring (Mobile Trailers)
Maxxam provides onsite measurement of ambient air pollutants for industry, government agencies and regional airshed monitoring programs. Our extensive fleet of air monitoring trailers provides measurement of fixed gases, meteorological parameters, combustion gases, volatile organics, particulates and hydrocarbons. Whether it’s license requirement monitoring to detailed trace level pollutant studies, odour monitoring, particulate studies, long or short term projects in urban or remote locations, equipment rental and repair, calibration, maintenance or audit services, Maxxam is your source for all your air testing requirements.
Maxxam currently offers assistance across Canada in the collection and testing of soil gas (vapour) for a wide range of compounds including VOCs, aldehydes, ketones, hydrocarbons and matrix gases. The collection methods include the supply of sampling tubes (charcoal, treated media, thermal desorption) and SUMMA canisters plus fittings. Detection limits meet applicable provincial regulations and also support CCME guidelines.