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Expert in Air Quality Permitting

Expert ID: 725631 Massachusetts, USA

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Ms. Expert is familiar with the air quality control regulations in several states. She has performed air quality regulatory compliance audits for numerous clients to ensure that their facility meets the current regulations.

Ms. Expert has performed several air quality modeling assessments using many different US EPA-approved air quality models, including: AERMOD, ISC (Industrial Source Complex), SCREEN3, CALPUFF, SCIPUFF/SCICHEM, HPAC, SLAB, EKMA/OZIP, ROME and SACTI. She has performed analyses for industrial facilities, power plants, hazardous waste remediation activities and accidental release scenarios. Ms. Expert has dispersion model development experience and assisted in the development of "SCICHEM'.

Ms. Expert has performed many BACT analyses for many kinds of air emission sources, including emergency generators, combustion turbines, boilers, and industrial emissions of volatile organic compounds.

Ms. Expert has been practicing in the field of air quality consulting for 14 years. She has experience in air emission estimates, air quality modeling, air pollution control evaluations (BACT), air quality permitting and air compliance audits.

Applied Science Associates (ASA), Narragansett, RI. Performed AERMOD air dispersion modeling for several clients of ASA located in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia: 1) Modeled emissions of NOX, SOX, and PM10 from a polypropylene manufacturer; 2) Modeled VOC and benzene emissions from a storage tank terminal (gasoline and kerosene); 3) Modeled emissions of CO, NOX, SO2, NMHC, HCl, HF, Pb, Cd, Hg, Ti and PM10 from a steel complex.Plainfield Renewable Energy, Plainfield, CT. Conducted cooling tower modeling using the Seasonal/Annual Cooling Tower Impact (SACTI) model for the proposed 1x2 linear mechanical draft cooling tower. Estimated the impacts of local shading of the sun due to a visible plume, fogging at ground level, ice build-up, and deposition of dissolved salt particles. Plotted results over topographic maps using SURFER and prepared a final report.Concord Hospital, Concord, NH. Performed AERMOD modeling for a burner change on a boiler at Concord Hospital. Modeled the emissions of NOX, SO2, PM10 and CO and prepared a modeling report that was submitted to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services with the permit application. CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc, Richland, WA. Performed SCIPUFF and ISC modeling for odor and carcinogen emissions from the Hanford Waste site in Washington State. Validated the safety of ducting emissions from underground storage tanks to a single stack located away from the worker areas so that workers would no longer need to use a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).GeoInsight, Manchester, NH. AQA was subcontracted by GeoInsight to perform AERMOD modeling for several GeoInsight clients: 1) Performed AERMOD modeling of air toxics from a soil vapor extraction system to be located at a landfill in New Hampshire; 2) Performed AERMOD modeling for emissions from a Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facility in support of a health risk assessment; 3) Performed odor modeling for a manufacturer that was cited by MA DEP in order to determine the best mitigation techniques.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1992 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of New Hampshire
Year: 1994 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Kentucky

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert is the president of Air Quality Associates and provides air quality consulting services including: air emission estimates and reporting, air quality regulatory compliance audits, air permitting, air dispersion modeling and air control technology evaluations.
Years: 2000 to 2003 Employer: ENSR Title: Air Quality Engineer Department: Responsibilities: At ENSR, Ms. Expert performed air quality modeling studies in support of air permits, risk assessments or litigation. She also performed Best Available Control Technology (BACT) evaluations for air pollution control equipment.
Years: 1996 to 2000 Employer: Titan Title: Engineer Department: Responsibilities: At Titan, Ms. Expert assisted with the development of an air dispersion model called "SCIPUFF". She added photochemical reactions to the model, which is now known as "SCICHEM".
Years: 1994 to 1996 Employer: ENVIRON Title: Associate Department: Responsibilities: At ENSR, Ms. Expert performed air quality modeling analyses for air permit applications, litigation, and accidental release scenarios.

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Publications and Patents Summary
Ms. Expert has 14 publications / presentations.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Ms. Expert has prepared exhibits for the courtroom but has not testified as an expert witness.
Training / Seminars
Environmental Business Council of New England Seminar: Air Regulations 101: Am I Regulated? “What in the World is Dispersion Modeling?” by Expert, Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA, February 28, 2006.

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