Experience

  • Design and operation of AERMOD compliant, solar-powered, meteorological monitoring sites in support of baseline and compliance monitoring.
  • Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) and meteorological data review services for both clients and state agencies.
  • Fabrication of proprietary, rapid-deployment, modular meteorological data collection systems.  Systems can consist of full meteorology (winds, temperature, relative humidity, precipitation) as well as particulate monitor, digital camera, and diffuse/global/direct solar radiation sensor suite.  Communications can be enabled via satellite internet or cellular internet.  The entire station can be completely self-powered.  If trailer-mounted, it could be completely deployed and calibrated within 2 hours of reaching a site (to include setting, aiming, and wiring of solar array).
  • Fabrication of a mobile meteorological and air quality monitoring system.  System can be outfitted with the full meteorological suite of sensors required to collect AERMOD ready data.  In addition, a complete air quality monitoring system can be installed to measure Oxides of Sulfur, Oxides of Nitrogen, Carbon Monoxide, PM10, PM2.5, and PMcoarse.  A digital camera can be installed to provide real-time feedback of actual site conditions. Communications can be effected via cellular internet, satellite internet, or RF.  If power is available at the site, the station can be fully operational meeting all EPA guidelines within 4 hours.
  • Specification, siting, and installation of Rohn 25G tower systems. Mounting and attachment of all sensor packages within Federal and State agency guidelines.
  • Tower climbing and inspection.  All tower services provided by certified tower climbers.  Certification includes tower climbing, safety, and rescue.  Tower services are provided in a manner which exceeds OSHA and MSHA safety standards.
  • Design, fabrication, testing, and deployment of fence-line monitoring systems for the determination of Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) concentration in ambient air near gold mines.  The system is U.S. EPA approved as an acceptable measurement method.
  • Design, fabrication, testing, and deployment of monitoring systems for the determination of sulfuric acid mist and/or mercury in ambient air near sources or areas of impact.
  • Design, construction, and maintenance of solar-powered IMPROVE (Interagency Monitoring for the Protection of Visible Environments) monitoring stations.  The station can consist of any of the following: 1) IMPROVE II monitoring system, 2) Nephelometer, 3) digital imagery, and 4) full meteorology.  Data can be formatted for import into the VIEWs database.
  • Develop and implement an environmental data sampling and management database.  The database can be local access or web accessible and functions via SQL queries.  This service provides clients with pseudo-real time data which can be exported, downloaded, processed, and manipulated for custom reports or agency requirements.
  • Design and integration of a particulate monitoring system which can be coordinated with visual surveillance via a fully programmable, real-time, daylight/infrared camera.  Pairing of sensors with digital imagery allows for true environmental surveillance.
  • Design, installation, operation, and management of meteorological, particulate, and gaseous monitoring programs for hard-rock and coal mining operations.  Hardware for these systems can include TSP and PM10 high-volume samplers, continuous TEOM PM10 monitors, meteorological sensors, and various gaseous analyzers.
  • Provide performance, systems, and total systems audits on meteorological and air quality monitoring stations. The audits are conducted in accordance with current EPA and Worldbank guidelines.
  • Collect data using various communication links for data retrieval including satellite internet, cellular modems, short-haul modems, radio telemetry, and e-mail.
  • Manage the operation of upwind and downwind PM10 stations on fixed facilities for feedback into plant operations.  Differential particulate readings can be used real-time to trigger operational mitigation responses.
  • Manage installation, use, and maintenance of sensitive laboratory analytical equipment including gas chromatography, mass spectroscopy (GC-MS), infra-red (IR) detection, X-ray fluorescence (XRF), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), ultra-violet/visible spectroscopy (UV/VIS), and inductively coupled plasma (ICP) analyzers.
  • Coordinate with laboratories using a variety of NIOSH, ACGIH, and U.S. EPA-approved methods to perform analyses on various filter media.
  • Process and report meteorological and air quality data sets according to U.S. EPA and state agency guidelines for use in dispersion modeling, environmental assessments, and environmental impact statements.
  • Collect ambient air samples in Silco Canisters for analysis and characterization of volatile hydrocarbons.
  • Determine and characterize environmental cations and anions in area soil and water via ion chromatography and atomic absorption spectroscopy.