Indian conglomerate Binani Industries proposed a fibreglass factory in an industrial area south-east of Abu Dhabi city, which will bring employment to the area. Binani’s fibreglass subsidiary, 3B Binani, hired RSK to undertake an environmental impact assessment (EIA) and baseline studies for the factory site.
The environmental baseline surveys for air quality and noise monitoring were finalised following discussion with the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi. Our specialists highlighted hydrogen fluoride and hydrogen chloride as the main pollutants of interest for the proposed development. Over the month-long monitoring process, we deployed diffusion tubes at three locations: one upwind of the project, one downwind and one at the closest sensitive receptor. We changed the tubes twice a week to get the most accurate results.
Our specialists worked at 4 locations for 4 days for 45 minutes. As part of the impact assessment, we undertook a detailed assessment of potential air quality impacts from operating the proposed fibreglass factory. The modelling encompassed several hypothetical receptors and identified sensitive receptors.