Ministry of the Environment has been monitoring air quality in the Sarnia area
for many years to determine the sources of emissions and levels of air
September 2008, the ministry established an air
monitoring station in partnership with the Aamjiwnaang First Nation and the
federal government, to enhance air sampling capabilities in the vicinity and to
support local long-term air quality studies by our ministry and a community
health assessment study by the local public health unit, municipality and
Aamjiwnaang First Nation.
new air station contains instruments that will help us to detect contaminants in
the local airshed. The information collected from the station will be used to
help us improve your local air quality and support health assessments in the
Click here to view the latest MOE report on
monitoring results from our Station.
Click here for the MOE presentation to HEC on
January 5, 2011
here for the latest CAMM report done on April 27, 2011
( data collected in logger , real time)
SO2 Monitor , measures
sulphur dioxide in ppb , oil refinery, fossil fuel crude oil etc.
TRS Monitor , measures total
reduced sulphur (primarily H2S) in ppb , crude oil
NO,NO2,NOx monitor ,
measures oxides of nitrogen in ppb , power production , transportation.
Grimm Particulate analyser ,
Measures real time inhalable and respirable particulate, P10, P2.5, P1.0 in ug/m3
, combustion, transportation, long range transport.
Wind Speed / Wind Direction
monitor km/hr and degrees.
GC/MS , Gas Chromatograph/
Mass Spectrometer , for analysis of Volatile organic (contains carbon)
compounds in the air. Measures low ppb to ppt depending on the compound. This
monitor will generate a concentration of a selected list of compounds every
6 Day cycle particulate
PQ100 24hr particulate sampler
, uses 47m Teflon filter to collect all particulate for 24 hrs , samples are
sent to MOE lab for analysis of
TSP (total suspended particulate ug/m3)
Metals eg. Copper, Nickel , Cadmium ,
Chromium , Lead , Iron , Manganese, Vanadium , Zinc in ug/m3.
12 Day cycle VOC canister