Dr. Bill Van Heyst

I obtained my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1990. In my fourth year, I became interested in environmental fluid mechanics which led me to continue my education by pursuing a Masters degree (1992). and eventually my Ph.D. degree (1997), both in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. For both my graduate degrees, I studied the effects of how atmospheric turbulence can enhance the dispersion of a plume.

Research Interests

  • impact of agriculture on air quality
    • primarily concerned with size fractionated particulate matter (PM10, PM2.5 and secondary inorganic aerosols), ammonia, and greenhouse gases
    • agricultural sources studied include: composting, incineration, land application of manure, manure storage facilities, poultry barns (layer and broiler)

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