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Dust laboratory services

Dust deposition analysis is conducted in accordance with ASTM (the American Society for Testing and Materials) methodology. Collected sample containers are transported to the laboratory under controlled conditions where analyses are conducted under SANAS ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation (No T0685).

Our dust deposition analysis

At Aquatico, we supply accurate and scientific analytical testing of dust samples for:

• Gravimetric measurements of insoluble dust portions
• Gravimetric measurement of soluble dust portions

• Mineralogical content by XRD
• Heavy metal content by acid digestion and ICP analyses

Our Expertise

We specialise in monitoring the following dust sources:

•    Mining dust
•    Agricultural dust
•    Industrial dust
•    Construction dust
•    Nuisance dust
•    Fine particulate dust (PM2.5 and PM10)

What sets our laboratory apart?

Analyses compliant to the ASTM D1739 and ISO 17025 certified

Quick turnaround time on analyses

Cutting edge technology with minimal human interaction

such as XRD analyses and microscope investigation of samples

Extensive scope of accredited testing methods

Until recently, dust fall-out monitoring equipment, which adhered to the strict ASTM D1739–98 regulations, were difficult or nearly impossible to come by in South Africa.

Dustco wanted to make a difference...

Realising this need, Dustco set out to create and manufacture fall-out dust solutions in South Africa that were 100% compliant to the legislation pertaining to the “Standard Test Method for Collection and Measurement of Dustfall”.

Aquatico only uses the Dustco units for dust deposition monitoring.