AirPhoton's Division of Air Quality and Exposure Sciences offers the following services:
Ambient, criteria, non-criteria, hazardous air pollutants, air toxics and GHG measurements
Indoor air quality measurements
Meteorological measurements and modeling
Personal, occupational and population exposure monitoring
Industrial and ship emissions monitoring and characterization.
AERMOD/ CALPUFF air dispersion modeling.
Source apportionment modeling of size-resolved particulate matter mass and number concentration.
Life cycle assessment of industrial GHG emissions.
Provision and management of turn-key ambient air quality monitoring stations.
Dr Mark Gibson is the Director of the Air Quality and Exposure Science Group (AQES) at AirPhoton. Dr. Gibson has 30-years of experience conducting research and consultancy of ambient and indoor air quality, population and occupational exposure, industrial emissions monitoring, characterization and modeling, and the source apportionment of criteria and non-criteria air pollutants. Mark is currently a project scientist on the prestigious NASA, North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) and a network organizer of the Surface Particulate Monitoring Network (SPARTAN).
Dr. Gibson holds the following certifications:
Professional Engineer (#11647)
Professional Chemist (#45)
Chartered Chemist, UK Chartered Scientist, UK
Certified AERMOD Gaussian air dispersion modeler
Past and Current Clients and Projects
Below is a partial list of Dr. Gibsons past projects and clients:
Lafarge Canada Inc.: Data analysis and review of stack test emissions data before and after scrap tire alternative low carbon fuel use at the Brookfield cement plant, Nova Scotia, Canada. Role: Principal Investigator (PI)/Project Manager (PM).
Lafarge Canada Inc.: Bench scale emissions testing of waste plastic and scrap tire alternative low carbon fuels. Role: PI/PM.
Atmospher Air Quality Research Group, UTFPR Londrina: Spatial and temporal monitoring and GIS modeling of criteria and non-criteria air pollutants in Londrina, Curitiba, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Role: Co-Investigator.
Natural Resource Canada: Source apportionment of PM2.5 & VOCs on Sable Island. Role: PI/PM
Health Canada: Halifax Marine Emissions PM2.5 Source Apportionment and AERMOD Air Dispersion Modelling Study. Role: PI/PM. - ExxonMobil Canada and ENCANA: Environmental Emissions Monitoring. Role: PI/PM.
UK, Natural Environment Research Council/ University of Edinburgh: Quantifying the impact of BOReal forest fires on Tropospheric oxidants over the Atlantic using Aircraft and Satellites (BORTAS) - Source apportionment of wildfire-PM2.5 in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. Role: Co-I/PM (of my monitoring campaign).
Health Canada: Source apportionment of ambient residential woodsmoke-PM2.5 in Canada. Role: Co-PI/PM
Health Canada: Indoor air quality in 50 Homes, Nova Scotia, Canada. Role: Co-PI/PM
Environment and Climate Change Canada: Quantifying the spatial and temporal variability of ground-level ozone in the Rural Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada. Role: PI/PM.
Parks Canada: The spatial and seasonal variation of nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide in Cape Breton Highlands Park, Canada, and the association with lichen abundance Role: PI/PM.
Health Canada: Fugitive PM2.5 from gold mine tailings contaminated with arsenic. Role: Co-PI/PM.
Scottish Coal: Fugitive PM10 from an open cast coal mine in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Role: Co-PI/PM.
UK, Health and Safety Laboratory/ScotRail: PM1, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide exposure monitoring in a railway station. Role: Co-I/PM.