ESdat Offers Environmental Standards Compiled In Excel Format

08 December 2010

ESdat offers environmental standards in Excel format for both users and non-users of the software. The online environmental standards provide professionals with links to the publishers, and the original standards documents compiled into Excel for ease of use.

Assessment of soil, water and air quality often requires environmental regulatory compliance checks against one or more local, national, or international environmental standards that specify a maximum or minimum concentration that should occur for a compound. There are often dozens of compounds to be measured making the task quite complex.

At a practical level this is made more difficult as both the data collected and the environmental standards, by which they are measured, come in a large variety of formats such as data files like Excel for the former and text documents like PDF's for the latter. To make the comparison and find environmental regulatory compliance and exceedances can be time consuming and difficult for scientists and engineers, involving a long series of cut and pasting and Excel model building.

When used with ESdat users can automatically import laboratory, field, logger, historical or other data, and select the guidelines, against which the data is to be compared. Exceedances of these guidelines can be flagged on either tables or graphs or maps, by font or background coloring or highlighting.

Guidelines that have been compiled include:

For more information please see the complete and latest listing of environmental standards at the EarthScience Information System's website.