monitoring stations include four Osiris units, located at
Britannia Avenue, South Coogee Primary School, Water Corporation
near Henderson Road, and area West of Cockburn Cement, opposite
Challenger TAFE. Also, a Kwinana Industries
Council (KIC) TEOM (particulate monitoring) unit is located at
The Osiris units are known as 'particulate counting units' and record and continuously monitor ten minute averages of TSP (below 20 micron), PM10, PM2.5 and PM1.0. The TEOM records and continuously monitors PM10 and other parameters including Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Oxide (NO) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2). TSP means total suspended particle, PM 10, 205 and 1 are different sized particulate matter.
Independent consultants maintain the monitoring stations and oversee all the data retrieval and quality assurance. This information is collected by the consultant on a monthly basis and provided to the Department of Environment and Regulation.