Models are commonly used by governments to identify source contributions to environmental contamination and assist in the design of effective strategies to reduce the harmful effects of pollutants.
Before you begin a new activity on a site, you must consider its impact on the surrounding environment. A crucial part of planning, dispersion modeling helps you project the future impact of an activity and can help you determine appropriate control measures. It is a vital step towards obtaining the local authority’s permit to operate.
Modeling can be undertaken on a variety of matrices, including air, odor, water and noise. It requires accurate field and analytical data to ensure the model adequately matches the reality.
SGS dispersion modeling
Using specialized modeling tools, our environmental experts can estimate the impact of a source of contamination and calculate the level of pollution that will affect the surrounding areas. With experts on each form of contaminant, our precision models will help you anticipate future challenges and develop mitigation strategies against these effects.
Case study: groundwater modeling
Our hydro-geologists will develop a model or series of models using a modeling tool such as Modflow. It will assess the impact of water catchment on groundwater resources. The models will also allow a calculation of the area of protection around the water catchment. Our experts will then use the data modeling software to calculate dispersion rates for contaminants and estimate the future behavior of the contamination plume.
Why choose SGS?
With modeling experts in every field and a global network of environment, health and safety (EHS) scientists for field sampling and measurements, we are the first choice for dispersion modeling services. We use a vast array of modeling tools: from Air Dispersion Modeling with Aeromod and Calpuff to Odor dispersion and Noise with Cadna and Immi. Wherever you are operating in the world, we have the local expertise in place to help you achieve your goals efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.
Contact your local SGS office for more information on dispersion modeling.