Dr. Elisabeth Galarneau

Research Scientist - Air Quality Research

Current research and/or projects

Contributing to Environment Canada's mandate to protect Canadians and the environment from the effects of pollution and waste

  • Atmospheric fate of persistent toxic substances
  • Atmospheric deposition of persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
  • Particle/gas partitioning of semivolatile toxic compounds
  • Regional air quality modelling of persistent toxic substances

Education and awards

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto

M.Eng. Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, McGill University

B.Eng. Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, McGill University

Key publications

Galarneau, E., B.P. Hollebone, Z. Yang, J. Schuster. 2014. Preliminary measurement-based estimates of PAH emissions from oil sands tailings ponds. Atmos. Environ. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.08.038

Galarneau, E., P.A. Makar, Q. Zheng, J. Narayan, J. Zhang, M.D. Moran, M.A. Bari, S. Pathela, A. Chen, and R. Chlumsky. 2014. PAH Concentrations Simulated with the AURAMS-PAH Chemical Transport Model over Canada and the USA. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 14:4065-4077.

Galarneau, E., T. Dann. 2011. Air Toxics in Canada (ATiC): Preliminary Scoping Report. Environment Canada Departmental Report, Toronto, ON, 23pp.

Galarneau, E. 2008. Review: Source specificity and atmospheric processing of airborne PAHs: implications for source apportionment. Atmospheric Environment, 42:8139-8149.

Yao, Y., E. Galarneau, P. Blanchard, N. Alexandrou, K.A. Brice and Y.-F. Li. 2007. Atmospheric atrazine at Canadian IADN sites. Environmental Science & Technology. 41:7639-7644.

Galarneau, E., P.A. Makar, M. Sassi and M.L. Diamond. 2007. Estimation of atmospheric emissions of six semivolatile polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in southern Canada and the USA by use of an emissions processing system. Environmental Science & Technology. 41:4205-4213.

Galarneau, E., T.F. Bidleman and P. Blanchard. 2006. Seasonality and interspecies differences in particle/gas partitioning of PAHs as observed by the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN). Atmospheric Environment. 40:182-197.

Galarneau, E., C. Audette, A. Bandemehr, I. Basu, T. Bidleman, K. Brice, D. Burniston, C.H. Chan, F. Froude, R. Hites, M. Hulting, M. Neilson, D. Orr, M.F. Simcik, W.M.J. Strachan and R.M. Hoff. 2000. Atmospheric deposition of toxic substances to the Great Lakes: IADN results to 1996. Environment Canada and U.S. E.P.A.