Sectors We Work With
where we work
construction & demolition
MINING & QUARRYING
RECYCLING & WASTE MANAGEMENT
BULK MATERIALS & PORTS
PROCESSING & MANUFACTURING
Construction & Demolition:
The construction and demolition industry produce a lot of dust within the activities that are involved in the industry. Due to heavy machinery, demolishing and building, it means a lot of dust created is airborne within these industries. This is particularly hazardous to workers on-site and respiratory equipment should be used to keep the environment safe for workers, in addition to dust management solutions in place to protect workers.
Mines, Quarries & Haul Roads:
Mines and quarries can be responsible for creating dust on-site, in these instances it may be more hazardous dust like limestone and rock dust, which can be dangerous to workers. Haul roads to quarries are usually very dusty, which can be bad for the environment. Activities such as cutting can also produce a lot of airborne dust. This makes mines, quarries, and haul roads particularly more dangerous as a working environment
Recycling and Waste Management:
Recycling and waste management centres are common across the UK, used for commercial, industrial and household waste and recycling. Both indoor and outdoor, these places can suffer with many on-site issues, including airborne dust, odour nuisance and fly and crawling insects.
Processing & Manufacturing:
The processing and manufacturing industry may cause dust issues to occur in factories or warehouses. This is often caused by the processes of cutting, drilling, grinding, and sawing. Dust can also come from materials and chemicals, and within manufacturing powder dust is common.
Due to the nature of these industries, often, water-based dust suppression will not be an ideal solution as it needs to be dry, therefore, introducing dry or non-water-based dust suppression would be beneficial to reduce airborne dust. Within the kitchen and food processing industry, common issues include insect infestation and nuisance odour, from food processing and waste.
Bulk Materials & Ports:
Bulk materials such as, minerals, coal, gravel and cement can all emit dust particles into the air, as they are dry materials when moved or created, they often can be very dusty. Ports also can have dust cargoes which may need controlling for workers and public safety. The type of cargoes includes, fishmeals, grain and animal foodstuffs, all of which may benefit from dust and odour control. Additionally, products like disinfection may be beneficial when stuff is travelling to ensure its clean.
The transport industry can be a contributor to air pollution, cars and buses can contribute to emitting harmful emissions, and public transport can have poor indoor air quality for passengers, which could benefit from disinfection services and air quality purifiers or monitors. Additionally, parking garages and drive thru’s can also be a hotspot for airborne dust, ventilation is lacking, and emissions are high from idling vehicles. Dust control systems can be implemented to improve air quality and reduce harmful emissions into the environment.
Wastewater is commonly produced by households, factories and businesses, which ends up in sewers. When not properly maintained or controlled both wastewater and wastewater treatment plants can emit nuisance and unpleasant odours. Due to the nature of wastewater, it also contains microorganisms and harmful chemicals, which need to be removed in the processes at wastewater treatment plants.
Disinfection & Decontamination:
The need for disinfection and decontamination can be required in a range of environments. Using disinfection products and solutions can provide a clean environment and remove harmful bacteria’s, viruses, and fungi. Waste processing sites, offices, factories, and farms can benefit from disinfection and decontamination solutions in both the indoor and outdoor environment, to keep a clean and safer environment, overall benefitting workers, and visitors.
Air Quality Monitoring:
Prioritising air quality monitoring enables understanding of the harmful pollutants surrounding us in the indoor environment. Poor indoor air quality can be a result of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) such as, paints, air fresheners and carpets or poor ventilation. Poor indoor air quality can lead too short term or long-term issues, potentially causing asthma and short-term affects could cause headaches and dizziness.
Monitoring air quality helps to understand and assess the level of harmful pollutants in the immediate environment and provides solutions to improve air quality, within the outdoor environment, monitoring air quality on-sites can be beneficial for planning and environmental permitting.
About Air Spectrum:
Air Spectrum Environmental provide a range of products, services and solutions to a wide range of industries requiring dust management, odour control, disinfection and decontamination, insect control and air quality monitoring and management.
Our range of products and services can be bespoke and tailored to individual site needs and we have both indoor and outdoor solutions. We are the first dust suppression manufacturer in the UK to offer an eco-friendly option to dust suppression, which is part of our carbon neutral strategy. Our battery-powered ‘ecotech’ range is available for both hire and purchase.
We manufacture a range of eco-friendly, non-toxic chemical additives to be used in support with our misting and fogging equipment.
In addition to our product range, we also offer an environmental consultancy service – Spectrum Environmental Support – and a UKAS Accredited Odour Laboratory, offering dust, odour, and air quality assessment, monitoring and management plans.
Our range of products and services are ever-growing to ensure we provide the best possible solutions to air quality issues.
Our wide range of air quality services allows us to support our clients in providing tailor-made solutions to on-site issues. Our team of air quality experts focus on each clients individual needs and requirements to ensure results.
Combined with our on-site laboratory – Spectrum OdourLab – and our investigation and assessment department – Spectrum Environmental Services – we’re able to provide a full service approach to environmental issues facing companies in the UK and around the world.