Minnich and Scotto has partnered with Alberta-based Boreal Laser to develop a methane quantification package that will enable existing laser-based sensors to be used in conjunction with AERMOD, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Guideline air quality dispersion model, to convert methane concentrations to real-time calculation of leak rates.

The algorithm will enhance the capability of existing sensors and enable the modeling tool to be used for methane quantification. These advancements will enable better quantification of methane emissions from sites such as feedlots, mines, and landfills that are well-suited for open-path laser sensors.