Air and Dust Analysis

The CSIR Air and Dust Laboratory specialises in the analysis of workplace and environmental dust from mining and non-mining industries. The laboratory is at the forefront of new developments on the analysis of silica in respirable dust as the CSIR represents South Africa in the ISO working group that develops new test methods in this field. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the art equipment for the analysis of respirable crystalline silica to ensure high throughput of samples and fast turnaround times.

The laboratory has the largest capacity for the analysis of diesel particulate matter in Africa according to NIOSH 5040. Other services on offer are particle size analysis, elemental analysis (Fe, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ca and Na), as well as Fourier-Transform Infrared (dust, liquids, filters and so forth).

The CSIR uses the facility for research projects related to workplace and environmental air quality, as well as occupational hygiene matters.

For more information, please contact:

Vusi Mahlangu
Email: csirad@csir.co.za
Tel: +12 841 2271

Services Offered

Contact Person

Vusi Mahlangu


+27 (0) 12 841 2271