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The Department of Environment and Science is introducing smoke sensors to provide more Queensland communities with local indicative measurements and health action advice during smoke and dust events. This sensor network will continue to expand into more locations over time. Sensor measurements can be viewed in the data table under the new 'Sensor' tab, or via the smoke and dust health action levels page.

Hydrogen sulfide monitoring is being undertaken in the Swanbank area by the department in response to community concerns around odour.

    Air quality data is available from 1 January 2016. Individual stations have been monitoring for different time periods so data may not be available for all possible times.
    Redbank, Brigalow Lane station began monitoring air quality on 19 April 2022.

Hydrogen sulfide (30min) at Redbank, Brigalow Lane, Wednesday 22 March 2023 about Hydrogen sulfide (30min)

Redbank, Brigalow Lane station overview

The guideline for Hydrogen sulfide is 5ppb (30min max avg) for odour nuisance and 108ppb (24hr avg) for health and wellbeing.

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/24 records)

No wind direction data available to create wind rose charts.

About Hydrogen sulfide (30min)

Hydrogen sulfide is a flammable, colorless gas that smells like rotten eggs. People usually can smell hydrogen sulfide at low concentrations in air ranging from 0.5 to 300 parts per billion (ppb). Hydrogen sulfide occurs naturally in crude petroleum, natural gas, volcanic gases, and hot springs. It can also result from bacterial breakdown of organic matter. Industrial sources of hydrogen sulfide include petroleum refineries, natural gas plants, petrochemical plants, coke oven plants, food processing plants, and tanneries.

The guideline for Hydrogen sulfide (30min) is 5ppb (1hr avg) and 108ppb (30min avg).

Hydrogen sulfide (30min) is measured in parts per billion.

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Last updated
27 February 2023
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