Baseline monitoring for London Gateway Port and Logistics Park
Ricardo has assisted DP World London Gateway in implementing an air quality monitoring programme, with the aim of assessing pollutant concentrations around the port and logistic park.
Ricardo staff undertake monthly visits, deploying a network of passive nitrogen dioxide (NO2) diffusion tubes at nine locations in and around the port and logistic park. These are Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) approved and this is a nationally recognised monitoring technique that is adequate for assessing concentrations.
The network is set up to assess air quality at DP World London Gateway and to identify if there are any trends in the air quality data as the development grows. Ricardo air quality data produced at London Gateway Port and Logistics Park will feed into similar monitoring exercises being conducted elsewhere.