Fugitive dust emissions refer to suspended solids released into the environment from human activities. Generally speaking, these emissions include dust that escapes the means put in place to contain it. To this can be added dust from accidental emissions or intentional non-productive release. This dust affects not only industrial source areas but also adjacent residential areas. It is subject to increased monitoring due to its impact on air quality.
Various types of sensors detect and monitor these fugitive emissions. We list in this reference guide the main sensor types and their characteristics and limitations in use.