Air Quality

Air quality plays an important role in our daily lives as it affects our health, comfort and productivity. The quality of air to which we are exposed can be evaluated in order to identify various pollution sources, as well as to control the level of exposure to these pollutant and to adopt the appropriate corrective measures. As part of WSP’s continued commitment to provide quality services by leading professionals, we are pleased to offer an expanded service line to assist with air quality by providing solutions for ambient, atmospheric and indoor air challenges.


Sector

Service

  • Ecology and Environmental Impact
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Planning
  • Environmental Due Diligence
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State-of-the-art equipment, strategic modelling and risk assessment techniques enable our teams to evaluate problems accurately and to engineer workable solutions to complex and potentially costly environmental issues.

Our approach to air quality modelling is characterized by our depth of expertise, and a firm commitment to quality assurance and innovation. Our modelling experts have a range of resources available, from initial screening assessments to complex source and terrain modelling. These techniques are used on a client-specific and project-specific basis to provide our clients with the most appropriate solutions for their needs. We make use of a range of dispersion modelling platforms including AERMOD and CALPUFF, each of which are implemented according to project and client requirements.

Our air quality and risk assessment specialists work closely together to ensure integration of air quality monitoring and modelling with assessment of human health or environmental risks and cost-effective management of air quality issues.

Services

AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT

  • Experts in the application of regulatory approved models
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Human health risk assessments
  • Air quality management plans
  • Design pollution control technology to reduce environmental impacts
  • Experienced in conducting visibility, fog and icing studies
  • Greenhouse gas emissions, management, and audits
  • Indoor air quality investigations, occupational exposure, LEED indoor air sampling

 

AIR QUALITY MODELLING

  • Air quality modelling, assessment and regulatory reporting
  • Real-time and forecast air quality modelling
  • Forensic and deterministic modelling after releases, fires, or emergency/process upset conditions

 

AIR QUALITY AND METEOROLOGICAL MONITORING

  • Baseline data collection for environmental impact assessments
  • Analysis of meteorological observations and climatological data
  • Design, install, operate and audit stations in both urban and remote areas
  • Fence line monitoring
  • Cellular and satellite data acquisition systems
  • Visual reporting through web-based data system
  • Quality assurance plans for air monitoring

ODOUR MITIGATION AND INVESTIGATIONS

  • Odour migration pathway investigations in Buildings (Using Tracer Gas)
  • Outdoor odour sampling

 

REGULATORY PERMITTING

  • Provide air quality services in support of regulatory permitting and planning
  • Deliver technical support, guidance and expertise during the permitting process including public consultation
  • Excellent working relationship with regulators

 

SOURCE TESTING

  • Stack testing using standard methods
  • Implementation of leak detection and repair programs
  • Visible emissions/opacity training