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Prof. Matthew Johnson - Energy & Emissions Research Lab

 
 
 

Publications


Papers in Refereed Journals:

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • 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.

  • D.J. Corbin, M.R. Johnson (2012) Experimental Measurement of Nitrogen Oxide Emission Factors for Lab Scale Flares, 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.

  • I.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 Antonion, TX, June 19-22, 2012.

  • S.B. Schoonbaert, M.R. Johnson (2011) Fibre-Based TDLS Sensor Network for Detecting Fugitive Emission Sources, Air & Waste Management Association 104th Annual Conference: Paper 2011-A-294-AWMA, Orlando, Fl, June 21-24, 2011.

  • I.M. Joynes, M.R. Johnson (2011) Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis for Fugitive Emissions Characterization on a Building Scale, Air & Waste Management Association 104th Annual Conference: Paper 2011-A-515-AWMA, Orlando, Fl, June 21-24, 2011, 5 pages.

  • J.D.N. McEwen, M.R. Johnson, K.A. Thomson (2011) Experimental Measurement of Elemental Carbon & Organic Carbon for Soot Producing Lab-Scale Flares, Air & Waste Management Association 104th Annual Conference: Paper 2011-A-490-AWMA, Orlando, Fl, June 21-24, 2011, 5 pages.

  • R.W. Devillers, K.A. Thomson, M.R. Johnson (2011) Soot emission measurement in flares by sky-LOSA: experimental correction of the direct sun-light scattering bias, Air & Waste Management Association 104th Annual Conference: Paper 2011-A-478-AWMA, Orlando, Fl, June 21-24, 2011, 6 pages.

  • C.A. Brereton, M.R. Johnson (2011) Effect of Wind Modeling Error on Fugitive Emission Location Predictions, Air & Waste Management Association 104th Annual Conference: Paper 2011-A-423-AWMA, Orlando, Fl, June 21-24, 2011, 5 pages.

  • A.R. Coderre and M.R. Johnson (2010) Solution Gas Flaring and Venting in the Alberta Upstream Oil and Gas Industry: Trends and Mitigation Potential, AWMA 103rd Annual Conference: Paper 2010-A-1101-AWMA, Calgary, Alberta, June 22-24, 2010, 13 pages.

  • R.W. Devillers, K.A. Thomson, M.R. Johnson (2010) Polarization correction of sun-light scattering in sky-scattered solar radiation based plume transmissivity measurements, AWMA 103rd Annual Conference: Paper 2010-A-1012-AWMA, Calgary, Alberta, June 22-24, 2010, 17 pages.

  • P.C. Vena, B. Deschamps, G.J. Smallwood, M.R. Johnson (2009) Structure of a Partially Premixed Iso-Octane/Air Turbulent V-Flame, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Powertrains, Fuels, and Lubricants Technical Conference: Paper # 2009-01-2655, San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 2-4 2009, 9 pages.

  • C.A. Brereton, M.R. Shives, J.A. Goldak, M.R. Johnson (2009) Statistical Pollutant Source Location on a Building Scale, 17th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada: Paper CFDSC2009-3D2, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 3-5, 2009, 9 pages.

  • H. Guo, S. Trottier, M.R. Johnson, G.J. Smallwood (2009) Numerical Investigation on Soot Formation from Laminar Diffusion Flames of Ethylene/Methane Mixture, HT2008: Proceeding of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Vol. 3, 103-109.

  • L. Howell, P.D Poudenx, D.J Wilson, L.W. Kostiuk and M.R. Johnson (2003) Flare Stack Diameter Scaling, Combustion Canada 2003, Vancouver, B.C., September 21-24, Paper 7C3, 12 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson and L.W. Kostiuk (2002) Visualization of the Fuel Stripping Mechanism for Wake-Stabilized Diffusion Flames in a Crossflow, Chapter 25 in IUTAM Symposium on Turbulent Mixing and Combustion, A. Pollard and S. Candel, editors, pages 295-303.

  • L.W. Kostiuk, M.R. Johnson, and R.A. Prybysh (2000) Recent Research on the Emission from Continuous Flares, CPANS/PNWIS – A&WMA Conference, Banff, Alberta, April 10-12, 9 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson, O. Zastavniuk, D.J. Wilson, and L.W. Kostiuk (1999) Efficiency Measurements of Flares in a Crossflow, Combustion Canada 1999, Calgary Alberta, May 26-28, 9 pages.

  • R.K. Cheng, M.R. Johnson, and L.W. Kostiuk (1998) Commercial Potential of a Burner Developed for Investigating Laminar and Turbulent Premixed Flames in Microgravity, Space Technology and Applications, International Forum 1998, American Institute of Physics, Vol. 14, pages 858-863.

Conference Papers with Proceedings

  • D.J. Corbin, M.R. Johnson (2013) Methodologies and Uncertainties for Measuring Combustion Completion in Turbulent Non‐premixed Flames, Combustion Institute Canadian Section, 2013 Spring Technical Meeting: Paper 03‐008, Quebec, QC, May 13-16.

  • M. Kazemimanesh, L.W. Kostiuk, D. Nobes J.S. Olfert, M.R. Johnson (2013) Investigation and Characterization of the Effects of Distilled Water, Salt Water, and Hydrochloric Acid Solution on Flare, Combustion Institute Canadian Section, 2013 Spring Technical Meeting: Paper 10‐003, Quebec, QC, May 13-16.

  • B.M. Crosland, K.A. Thomson, M.R. Johnson (2013) Optimum Detection Wavelength Selection for Simultaneous Laser Induced Incandescence and Elastic Light Scattering Measurement of Soot Volume Fraction and Primary Particle Diameter, Combustion Institute Canadian Section, 2013 Spring Technical Meeting: Paper 09‐005, Quebec, QC, May 13-16.

  • R.W. Devillers, K.A. Thomson, M.R. Johnson (2012) Approach for Reducing Uncertainty in Field Measurements of Soot Emission Rates Using Sky-LOSA, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2012 Spring Technical Meeting: Paper 02-006, Toronto, ON, May 13-16.

  • B.M. Crosland, M.R. Johnson, K.A. Thomson (2012) Laser Induced Incandescence and Elastic Light Scattering of Soot in a Lab-Scale Gas Flare, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2012 Spring Technical Meeting: Paper 10-003, Toronto, ON, May 13-16.

  • J. Gorski, W. Chisty, M.R. Johnson (2012) Flame Response of Syngas–Methane Mixtures in an Acoustically Forced Flat Flame, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2012 Spring Technical Meeting: Paper 06-005, Toronto, ON, May 13-16.

  • D.J. Corbin, M.R. Johnson (2012) Scaling of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Experimental Lab-scale Flares, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2012 Spring Technical Meeting: Paper 12-005, Toronto, ON, May 13-16.

  • M. Kazemimanesh, L.W. Kostiuk, M.R. Johnson, B. Fleck, J.S. Olfert (2012) Exploratory Investigation of the Effects of Distilled Water, Tap Water, and Salt Water on Flare Particulate Emissions, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2012 Spring Technical Meeting: Paper 11-002, Toronto, ON, May 13-16.

  • R.W. Devillers, K.A. Thomson, M.R. Johnson (2011) Soot emission measurement in flares by sky-LOSA: Correction of the direct sunlight scattering bias with a polarizer, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2011 Spring Technical Meeting: Paper C4-1, Winnipeg, MB, May 8-11.

  • B.M. Crosland, K.A. Thomson, M.R. Johnson (2011) On the reduction of uncertainty in two-dimensional auto-compensating laser-induced incandescence via laser beam shaping, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2011 Spring Technical Meeting: Paper C4-2, Winnipeg, MB, May 8-11.

  • J. Gorski, W. Chisty, M.R. Johnson (2011) Effect of Fuel Composition on the Response of an Acoustically Forced Flat Flame, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2011 Spring Technical Meeting: Paper C3-2, Winnipeg, MB, May 8-11.

  • J.D.N. McEwen, K.A. Thomson, M.R. Johnson (2011) Experimental Measurements of Particle Phase Pollutants for Lab Scale Flares, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2011 Spring Technical Meeting: Paper C3-1, Winnipeg, MB, May 8-11.

  • G.E. Ballachey, M.R. Johnson (2011) Characterization of Blowoff Conditions for a Low-Swirl Burner, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2011 Spring Technical Meeting: Paper B2-3, Winnipeg, MB, May 8-11.

  • M.R. Johnson, R.W. Devillers, K.A. Thomson (2010) Field demonstration of Sky-LOSA to directly measure soot flux from a flare in Uzbekistan, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2010 Spring Technical Meeting, Ottawa, ON, May 9-12, Paper A7-3, pp.140-146.

  • R.W. Devillers, K.A. Thomson, M.R. Johnson (2010) Polarization correction of sun-light scattering for sky-scattered solar radiation based plume transmissivity measurements, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2010 Spring Technical Meeting, Ottawa, ON, May 9-12, Paper B7-3, pp.321-327.

  • B.M. Crosland, K.A. Thomson, M.R. Johnson (2010) Uncertainty analysis of AC-2D-LII via Monte-Carlo simulation in a laminar non-premixed ethylene flame, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2010 Spring Technical Meeting, Ottawa, ON, May 9-12, Paper C1-3, pp.359-363.

  • P.C. Vena, B.M. Deschamps, G.J. Smallwood, M.R. Johnson (2010) Flame front behavior in a stratified iso-octan/air turbulent V-flame, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2010 Spring Technical Meeting, Ottawa, ON, May 9-12, Paper A5-4, pp.99-104.

  • A.R. Coderre, K.A. Thomson, D.R. Snelling, M.R. Johnson (2009) Optical Absorption Properties of Cooled Soot from A Methane Flame, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2009 Spring Technical Meeting, Montreal, QC, May 10-13, pp.201-207.

  • J.D. McEwen, K.A. Thomson, and M.R. Johnson (2009) A Sampling Protocol for Overfire Soot Emissions from Lab-scale Flares, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2009 Spring Technical Meeting, Montreal, QC, May 10-13, pp.177-182.

  • P.C. Vena, B. Deschamps, G.J. Smallwood, M.R. Johnson (2009) Equivalence Ratio Gradient Effects in a Stratified Isooctane/Air Turbulent Flame Front, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2009 Spring Technical Meeting, Montreal, QC, May 10-13, pp.102-107.

  • B.M. Crosland, K.A. Thomson, M.R. Johnson (2009) Instantaneous, quasi-two-dimensional measurement of soot volume fraction in an ethylene diffusion flame via two-colour laser-induced incandescence, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2009 Spring Technical Meeting, Montreal, QC, May 10-13, pp.115-120.

  • G.E. Ballachey and M.R. Johnson (2008) Stabilization of Co-Annular Premixed Flames with and without Swirl, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2008 Spring Technical Meeting, Toronto, ON, May 11-14, pp.142-147.

  • A.R. Coderre, K.A. Thomson, D.R. Snelling, M.R. Johnson (2008) Measuring Optical Properties of Cooled Soot, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2008 Spring Technical Meeting, Toronto, ON, May 11-14, pp.29-34.

  • P.C. Vena, B. Deschamps, G.J. Smallwood, and M.R. Johnson (2008) OH/CH2O/3-Pentanone PLIF Applied to a Stratified Isooctane/Air Turbulent Flame Front, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2008 Spring Technical Meeting, Toronto, ON, May 11-14, pp.148-154.

  • C. Yang, K.A. Thomson, and M.R. Johnson (2008) Measurement of Transmissivity in Outdoor Soot Plumes using Sky-Scattered Solar Radiation, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2008 Spring Technical Meeting, Toronto, ON, May 11-14, pp.35-40.

  • P.M. Canteenwalla, K.A. Thomson, G.J. Smallwood, and M.R. Johnson (2007) Soot emissions from turbulent diffusion flames burning simple alkane fuels, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2007 Spring Technical Meeting, Banff, AB, May 13-16, Paper E1, 6 pages.

  • C. Yang, K.A. Thomson, and M.R. Johnson (2007) Sensitivity limits in plume transmissivity measurements using sky scattered solar radiation, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2007 Spring Technical Meeting, Banff, AB, May 13-16, Paper C2, 7 pages.

  • P.C. Vena, B.M. Deschamps, G.J. Smallwood, and M.R. Johnson (2007) Mixture fraction gradient effects on heat release in partially premixed combustion, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2007 Spring Technical Meeting, Banff, AB, May 13-16, Paper D5, 7 pages.

  • A. Coderre, D.R. Snelling, G.J. Smallwood, and M.R. Johnson (2007) Measuring Optical Properties of Cooled Post-Flame Soot, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2007 Spring Technical Meeting, Banff, AB, May 13-16, Paper E5, 6 pages.

  • J.G. Strahman, R.K. Cheng, and M.R. Johnson (2007) Predicting Stability Limits of an Ultra-Lean Premixed Low Swirl Burner, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2007 Spring Technical Meeting, Banff, AB, May 13-16, Paper C6, 7 pages.

  • P.M. Canteenwalla, K.A. Thomson, G.J. Smallwood, and M.R. Johnson (2006) Sampling of Soot from Lab-scale Flares, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2006 Spring Technical Meeting, Waterloo, ON, May 14-17, Paper I3, 6 pages.

  • C. Yang, K.A. Thomson, and M.R. Johnson (2006) Light Sources and Image Processing Methods for 2D Optical Transmissivity Measurements of Soot Plumes, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2006 Spring Technical Meeting, Waterloo, ON, May 14-17, Paper N3, 6 pages.

  • P.C. Vena, B.M. Deschamps, G.J. Smallwood, and M.R. Johnson (2006) A Review of Partially Premixed Combustion, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2006 Spring Technical Meeting, Waterloo, ON, May 14-17, Paper G4, 6 pages.

  • K. Thomson and M.R. Johnson (2005) Solar Radiation Based Plume Transmissivity Measurements, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2005 Spring Technical Meeting, Halifax, NS, May 15-18, Paper 9-3, pages 202-208.

  • S. Trottier, H. Guo, G.J. Smallwood, and M.R. Johnson (2005) Sooting Propensity of Binary Fuel Mixtures Under Constant Flame Temperature Condition, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2005 Spring Technical Meeting, Halifax, NS, May 15-18, Paper 7-1, pages 148-153.

  • E. Sansoucy, P. Richer, K. Taylor, B. Jodoin and M. Johnson (2005) Particle in-flight velocity measurements from particle image velocimetry in cold spray, International Thermal Spray Conference, Bassel, Switzerland, May 2-4, 6 pages.

  • P. Richer, E. Sansoucy, K. Taylor, M. Johnson and B. Jodoin (2005) Effect of particle geometry and substrate preparation in cold spray International Thermal Spray Conference, Bassel, Switzerland, May 2-4, 6 pages

  • S. Trottier, G.J. Smallwood, H.G. Guo, and M.R. Johnson (2004) Measurement and Modeling of Soot Formation in Binary Fuel Mixtures, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2004 Spring Technical Meeting, Kingston, Ontario, May 9-12, Paper Q3, 6 pages.

  • J. B. Bell, M. S. Day, J. F. Grcar, M. J. Lijewski, M. Johnson, R. K. Cheng, and I. G. Shepherd (2003) Numerical Simulation of a Premixed Turbulent V-Flame, 19th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, Hakone, Japan, July 27-August 1, Paper 13, 4 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson and R.K. Cheng (2003) Dynamics of the Flame Flowfield in a Low-Swirl Burner, 19th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, Hakone, Japan, July 27-August 1, Paper 206, 4 pages.

  • L.W. Howell, M.R. Johnson, D.J. Wilson and L.W. Kostiuk (2003) Compositional Structure of Model Flare Stack Plumes in Crosswind, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2003 Spring Technical Meeting, Vancouver, BC, May 11-14, Paper 34, 7 pages

  • M.R. Johnson, D. Littlejohn, R. K. Cheng, W. A. Nazeer, and K. O. Smith (2003) PIV Investigation of High-swirl and Low-swirl Injectors for Lean Premixed Gas Turbines, Joint Meeting of the United States Sections – The Combustion Institute, Chicago, IL, March 16-19, Paper E08, 6 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson, G.P. Thomas, D.J. Wilson, and L.W. Kostiuk (2001) Imaging of the Fuel Stripping Mechanism for Diffusion Flames in a Crossflow, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2001 Spring Technical Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, May 13-16, Paper 38, 6 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson, L.W. Kostiuk, and D.J. Wilson (2001) A Mechanism for Fuel Stripping in Low-Momentum Jet diffusion Flames in a Crosswind, Joint Meeting of the United States Sections – The Combustion Institute, Oakland, California, March 25-28, Paper 261, 14 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson, P. Poudenx, D.J. Wilson, and L.W. Kostiuk (2000) Evidence for a Fuel Stripping Mechanism in Low-Momentum Jet Diffusion Flames in a Crosswind, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2000 Spring Technical Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, May 15-17, Paper #10, 6 pages.

  • P. Poudenx, M.R. Johnson, L.W. Kostiuk, and D.J. Wilson (2000) Local Combustion Efficiency Measurement of Gas Flares by Multipoint Sampling of the Plume, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 2000 Spring Technical Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, May 15-17, Paper #11, 6 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson and L.W. Kostiuk (1999) Effects of a Fuel Diluent on the Efficiency of a Jet Diffusion Flame in a Crosswind, Combustion Institute, Canadian Section, 1999 Spring Technical Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, May 16-19, Paper 99-3, 6 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson, O. Zastavniuk, J.D. Dale, and L.W. Kostiuk (1999) The Combustion Efficiency of Jet Diffusion Flames in Crossflow, Joint Meeting of the United States Sections – The Combustion Institute, Washington, D.C., March 15-17, Paper 87, 4 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson, A.J. Majeski, D.J. Wilson and L.W. Kostiuk (1998) The Combustion Efficiency of a Propane Jet Diffusion Flame in Crossflow, Western States Section of the Combustion Institute Technical Meeting, Seattle Washington, October 26-7, Paper # 98F-38, 19 pages.

  • L.W. Kostiuk, M.R. Johnson, and R.K. Cheng (1995) A Low Emission Lean Premixed Burner, American Flame Research Committee Fall International Symposium, Monterey, California, October 15-18, 1995.

  • M.R. Johnson and L.W. Kostiuk (1995) Lean Burn Technology for Gas Appliances, 15th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Victoria, B.C., May 28-June 1, 1995.

  • M.R. Johnson and L.W. Kostiuk, Reducing NOx Emissions by Lean Premixed Combustion (1995) The Combustion Institute Joint Technical Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, April 23-28, Paper 95S-007.

  • M.R. Johnson, R.K. Cheng, and L.W. Kostiuk (1994) Low NOx Production through Lean Premixed Combustion, American Flame Research Committee 1994 Spring Meeting, Kingston, Ontario, April 1994, Paper 5.

Invited Contributions

International

  • M.R. Johnson (2013) “Flare Generated Black Carbon: Quantifying Emissions & Reduction Potential using Sky-LOSA”, Invited presentation at IPIECA Short-lived Climate Forcers Workshop, Rome, Italy, October 6-7, 2013.

  • M.R. Johnson (2012) “Black Carbon (PM) Emissions from Flares: Uncertainty Reduction using Gen-2 Sky-LOSA Technology”, Invited presentation at Pemex / World Bank Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) Workshop: Technical Options for Associated Gas Utilization and Flaring Reduction, Veracruz, Mexico, December 10-11, 2012.

  • M.R. Johnson (2012) “Flaring and Black Carbon: A first view from the ground using novel sky-LOSA technology”, Invited presentation to World Bank Global Gas Flaring Reduction (GGFR) Forum, London, UK, October 24-25, 2012.

  • M.R. Johnson (2011) “New Approaches to Detecting and Quantifying Sources of Fugitive Emissions within Industrial Facilities”, Invited presentation to Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences, Shanghai, China, October 27, 2011.

  • M.R. Johnson (2011) “The Challenge of Quantifying Flare Emissions Under Field Conditions”, Invited presentation at Pemex / World Bank Global Gas Flaring Reduction (GGFR) workshop, Villahermosa, Mexico, May 12 – 13, 2011.

  • M.R. Johnson (2010) “PM Emissions from Flares: Chasms among current emission factors, fundamental studies and field observations”, Invited lecture at International Flame Research Foundation (IFRF) Topic Oriented Technical Meeting, Maui, USA, September 30 – October 1, 2010.

  • M.R. Johnson (2009) “Quantification and Management of GHG and pollutant Emissions in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry”, Invited presentation to Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) 2009 Annual Meeting, Biloxi, MS, Oct. 4-6, 2009.

  • M.R. Johnson (2008) “Flare Efficiency & Emissions:Past & current research”, Invited presentation and panel discussion at World Bank / USEPA Global Gas Flaring Reduction Forum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, December 2-5, 2008.

  • M.R. Johnson (2007) “Determining GHG Emissions from Flaring”, Invited Lecture at the Fifth International Forum on Russia’s Fuel & Energy Resources: Associated Gas Utilization in Russia organized by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Energy, The Global Gas Flaring Reduction Public-Private Partnership, The World Bank, and Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia, Moscow, Russia, October 9-10, 2007.

  • M.R. Johnson (2006) “Application of Engineering Research to the Management and Mitigation of Flaring Emissions in Canada”, Invited Lecture at the World Bank Global Flaring Reduction Forum, Paris, France, Dec. 12-15, 2006.

National

  • M.R. Johnson, Ben VanAdrichem, David Tyner (2013) “Greenhouse Gas Reductions via Flaring & Venting Mitigation in Western Canada”, Invited presentation to Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Expo, Vancouver, B.C., March 12-15, 2013.

  • M.R. Johnson, Carol Brereton, Ian Joynes, Stephen Schoonbaert, David Tyner (2013) “Progress Toward a New Approach for Detecting and Quantifying Sources of Fugitive Emissions in Industrial Facilities”, Invited presentation to Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Expo, Vancouver, B.C., March 12-15, 2013.

  • M.R. Johnson, Robin Devillers, Kevin Thomson (2013) “Introducing Sky-LOSA: New Technology to Enable Quantified Reductions in Black Carbon (PM) Emissions from Flares”, Invited presentation to Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Expo, Vancouver, B.C., March 12-15, 2013.

  • David Tyner, M.R. Johnson, David Picard, Yori Jamin (2013) “A Fractured Landscape: Air Emissions for Hydraulically Fractured Gas Wells, Putting the Pieces Together”, Invited presentation to Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Expo, Vancouver, B.C., March 12-15, 2013.

  • M.R. Johnson (2012) “Current Challenges for Flares: Black Carbon, NOx, and the Hidden Implications of Hydrofracturing”, Invited Presentation to Canadian Flaring & Venting Regulators Forum (CFVRF), Winnipeg, MB, June 14, 2012.

  • M.R. Johnson (2012) “Research Progress on Quantifying Unmonitored Emissions in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry”, Invited presentation to CanmetEnergy, Natural Resources Canada, Devon, AB, April 4, 2012.

  • M.R. Johnson, R.W. Devillers (2012) “Flare Stack Soot: Measuring for Change”, Invited Presentation to EnerCan West 2012 Conference, Regina, SK, February 13, 2012.

  • M.R. Johnson (2011) “Development of Simplified Factors for Estimating Emissions from Oil Sands Mining and Handling Activities”, Invited presentation to Alberta Environment, Edmonton, AB, April 14, 2011.

  • M.R. Johnson (2011) “Controlling Emissions Associated with Upstream Energy Production in the Petroleum Industry: Detection, Quantification, and Mitigation Potential”, Invited presentation to CanmetEnergy, Natural Resources Canada, Devon, AB, April 7, 2011.

  • M.R. Johnson (2011) “Sky-LOSA: A New Technique for Quantitative Field Measurement of Soot Emission from Plumes and Flares”, Invited presentation to CPANS 2011 Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, April 5, 2011.

  • M.R. Johnson (2010) “An Analysis of Flare and Vent Mitigation Opportunities in Alberta”, Invited presentation to Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC) Air Issues Forum, Calgary, AB, Sept 27, 2010.

  • M.R. Johnson (2010) “Measuring PM Emissions in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry”, Invited presentation to Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC) Air Issues Forum, Calgary, AB, Sept 27, 2010.

  • M.R. Johnson (2009) “Quantifying Emissions in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry: PM, GHGs, & Fugitives”, Invited presentation to Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada Air Issues Forum, Calgary, AB, Sept 30, 2009

  • M.R. Johnson (2009) “Continuous monitoring of fugitive emissions: Is there another approach?”, Invited Presentation to International Methane to Markets Technology Transfer Workshop, Lake Louise, Alberta, Sept. 15, 2009

  • M.R. Johnson (2009) “Quantifying Emissions in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry: Challenges for Regulation”, Invited presentation to Canadian Flaring & Venting Regulators Forum, Yellowknife, NT, June 19, 2009

  • M.R. Johnson (2009) “Upstream Oil and Gas Emissions: Flaring, Venting, Fugitives”, Invited presentation and day-long workshop to Alberta Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) Flaring and Venting Team (Body responsible for developing consensus based regulation for Alberta), Calgary, Alberta, April 7.

  • M.R. Johnson (2009) “Upstream Oil & Gas Air Emissions: Research for Alberta”, Invited presentation to the Board of the Alberta Energy Resource Conservation Board, Calgary, Alberta, April 6.

  • M.R. Johnson (2007) “Quantifying PM and GHG Emissions & Reductions from Solution Gas Flaring”, Invited lecture at the 2007 Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada Air Issues Forum, Calgary, Alberta, September 25, 2007

  • M.R. Johnson (2005) “Quantification of Soot Emissions from Flares”, Invited lecture at the 2005 Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada Air Issues Forum, Calgary, Alberta, September 28, 2006.

  • M.R. Johnson (2005) “Predicting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Solution Gas Flares”, Invited lecture at the 2005 Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada Air Issues Forum, Calgary, Alberta, September 28, 2005.

  • M.R. Johnson (2002) “Solution Gas Flaring: Efficiency and Emissions”, Invited Lecture to the CASA (Clean Air Strategic Alliance) Science Symposium: Air Quality and Health, Red Deer, Alberta, June 3-4, 2002.

Technical Reports and Patents

  • M.R. Johnson, K.A. Thomson, R.W. Devillers (2013) Method to Quantify Emission Rates in Atmospheric Plumes, U.S. Patent Application 13/893,228, May 13, 2013.

  • M.R. Johnson, K.A. Thomson, R.W. Devillers (2013) Method to Quantify Emission Rates in Atmospheric Plumes, Canadian Patent Application 2815853, May 13, 2013.

  • S. Schoonbaert, D. Tyner, M.R. Johnson (2013) Development of Novel Technology for Direct Measurement of Liquid Storage Tank Emissions, Final Project Report to Environment Canada, March 31, 2013, 30 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson, R.W. Devillers (2012) Field Measurement of Black Carbon Emissions from Gas flares near Poza Rica, Mexico using Second Generation sky-LOSA Technology, Final Report to World Bank Global Gas Flaring Reduction (GGFR) Partnership and Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC), November 19, 2012, 28 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson and A.R. Coderre (2011) Technical & Economic Analysis of GHG Reduction Opportunities in Alberta via Flaring and Venting Mitigation, Project Report to Natural Resources Canada, March 31, 56 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson, C. Pereira, D. Picard (2011) Refinement of the API Correlations for Estimating Evaporation Losses From Storage Tanks and Development of a System for Continuous Monitoring of Storage Losses, Project Report to Natural Resources Canada, March 31, 56 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson, J.D.N. McEwen, J. Armitage, D. Picard (2011) Development of Simplified Factors for Estimating Emissions from Oil Sands Mining and Handling Activities, Project Report to Environment Canada, March 31, 162 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson, R.W. Devillers, K.A. Thomson (2010) Development of Field Methodologies to Measure Flare Volume, Flame Length, and Soot Mass Flux, Project Report to Natural Resources Canada, March 31, 33 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson and D. Picard (2010) A Sampling Program to Characterize Crude Oil Vapours to Support Improved Methods for Estimating Fugitive Emissions from Liquid Storage Tanks, Project Report to Natural Resources Canada, March 31, 22 pages.

  • A.R. Coderre, M.R. Johnson, D. Picard, M. Layer (2010) Development of Simplifed Factors For Estimating Emissions From Oil Sands Mining And Handling Activities, Interim Project Report to Environment Canada, March 31, 34 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson, A.R. Coderre, K.A. Thomson (2008) Characterization of Soot Optical Properties for Novel PM Diagnostics, Final Project Report to Environment Canada, March 2008, 44 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson (2008) Measurements of Soot Yield from Lab-scale Flares, Project Report to Natural Resources Canada, March 2008, 47 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson and M. Layer (2007) Method for Detecting, Locating, Quantifying, and Verifying Fugitive Emissions in Industrial Settings, Provisional United States Patent, filed June 30, 2007.

  • M.R. Johnson (2007) Quantitative Prediction of Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Solution Gas Flares, Final Project Report to Environment Canada, March 2007, 40 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson (2007) Characterization of Soot Optical Properties for Novel PM Diagnostics, Interim Project Report to Environment Canada, March 2007, 20 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson (2006) Quantitative Prediction of Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Solution Gas Flares, Second Interim Report to Environment Canada, March 2006, 19 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson and K.A. Thomson (2005) Direct Solar Radiation Based Plume Opacity Measurements, Final Feasibility Report to Environment Canada, March 2005, 23 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson (2005) Quantitative Prediction of Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Solution Gas Flares, First Interim Report to Environment Canada, March 2005, 19 pages.

  • L.W. Kostiuk, M.R. Johnson, and G.P. Thomas (2004) University of Alberta Flare Research Project Final Report: November 1996 – September 2004, Final Technical Report distributed by the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC), September 2004, 254 pages

  • L.W. Kostiuk and M.R. Johnson (2000) University of Alberta Flare Research Project: Interim Report, distributed by the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC), December 2000, 147 pages.

  • M.R. Johnson and L.W. Kostiuk (1996) Lean Premixed Fuel Burner, U.S. Patent No. 5,588,825. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


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