Research

Detection of fugitive emissions in the upstream energy industry; Soot (PM) formation in turbulent flames and gas flares; greenhouse gas emissions from flares; novel optical diagnostics for PM in plumes; combustion; aerodynamic flame stabilization in low-NOx burners; transport and deposition of inhaled medical aerosols; experimental fluid mechanics; application of laser diagnostics.

Application

Reduction of pollution, especially emissions associated with energy production in Canada.

Journal Articles

M.R. Johnson*, A.R. Coderre (2012) Opportunities for CO2 Equivalent Emissions Reductions via Flare and Vent Mitigation: A Case Study for Alberta, Canada, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, in press (accepted Feb. 6, 2012, doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.02.004).

C.A. Brereton, M.R. Johnson* (2012) Identifying Sources of Fugitive Emissions in Industrial Facilities using Trajectory Statistical Methods, Atmospheric Environment, 51:46-55 (doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.01.057).

Conference Publications

M. Joynes, M.R. Johnson (2012) Inverse Dispersion Modelling for Fugitive Emissions Quantification within an Industrial Geometry, Air & Waste Management Association 105th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 19-22, 2012.

C.A. Brereton, M.R. Johnson (2012) Steady-state Wind Field Reconstruction for Pollutant Emission Location, Air & Waste Management Association 105th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 19-22, 2012.

R.W. Devillers, K.A. Thomson, M.R. Johnson (2012) Soot Emission Measurement in Flares by Sky-LOSA: Reduction of Uncertainty in Field Measurements, Air & Waste Management Association 105th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 19-22, 2012.