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Station overview—Riverview, Johnstone Place

Location of Riverview, Johnstone Place

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In response to community concerns in the Swanbank area, the the Department of Environment and Science launched the Odour Abatement Taskforce in 2018 to investigate and respond to concerns raised by the community about odours, dust and other environmental nuisance in and around Swanbank. Hydrogen sulfide sensors have been deployed in and around the local surrounding areas to monitor odour levels.

Monitoring period
1 May 2022–
Parameters monitored

Current measurements at 1am 23 June 2024

Hydrogen sulfide
ParameterMeasurementRunning average
Hydrogen sulfide (30min)-0ppb (30min avg)

Legend to air quality category colours about category values

  • Good
  • Fair
  • Poor
  • Very poor
  • Extremely poor

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/3 records)

About air quality categories

Air quality categories are used to make it easier to interpret air quality data by reducing the complexity associated with different pollutant concentration units and air quality guideline values.

Each air quality measurement from a monitoring station is assigned an air quality category rating based on comparison of the measurement value against the relevant air quality guideline. Five colour-coded air quality categories are used, being ‘Good’ (green), ‘Fair’ (yellow), ‘Poor’ (orange), ‘Very poor’ (red) or ‘Extremely poor’ (dark red). Values greater than the air quality guideline will be appear as ‘Poor’, ‘Very poor’ or ‘Extremely poor’.

More information about air quality categories.

About these parameters

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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Like temperature and solar radiation, water vapour plays an important role in many thermal and photochemical reactions in the atmosphere.

Humidity is measured in percentage.

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Measuring temperature supports air quality assessment, air quality modelling and forecasting activities.

Temperature is measured in degrees Celsius.

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Last updated
27 February 2023