Our modelers are cross-trained in permitting and compliance so nothing gets lost in translation of analysis. This comprehensive skill set gives our team a better understanding of requirements so we can present the facts from a holistic point of view.
We have written programs to re-package data into more consumable formats. Government agencies have used the results of these programs in their own analyses because these programs provide a bird’s eye view of information.
Air Dispersion Modeling
Accurately performing and interpreting air dispersion modeling allows us to achieve success in air permitting for our clients. Spirit routinely conducts air dispersion modeling studies to determine off-site concentrations from air emissions at proposed or existing industrial facilities. Spirit Environmental’s staff includes several atmospheric scientists that are familiar with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) models, including the preferred model AERMOD. Spirit has conducted and submitted numerous modeling analyses using these modeling programs to regulatory agencies in support of air permit applications.
With continued tightening of air quality standards, many of our clients request preliminary air dispersion modeling evaluations for new facilities or upcoming projects to determine any modeling issues beforehand. Spirit has performed preliminary dispersion modeling studies for facilities during site selection and prior to drafting permit applications in order to avoid issues with unacceptable dispersion modeling results during the regulator’s permit application technical review process.
Given our experience and understanding of air dispersion models, Spirit Environmental can serve your staff and help them make cost-effective decisions and adjustments that will minimize both offsite concentrations and undesirable permitting surprises.
Air dispersion modeling projects completed by Spirit across the US include: