Pat Falletta

Manager - National Laboratory for Environmental Testing (NLET)

Current research and/or projects

Delivery of a broad range of specialized and accredited analytical laboratory services, including sample characterization, technical consulting, and quality management in support of Environment Canada monitoring, assessment and research programs across the country

  • Management of analytical chemistry laboratory specializing in low level organic and metals analysis of environmental samples
  • Laboratory quality management activities and accreditation
  • Quality assurance program delivery in support of research and monitoring activities and third party assessment of laboratory performance and data reliability

Professional activities / interests

20 years experience in managing and conducting environmental analyses and analytical methods development in an accredited analytical chemistry laboratory in support of multiple clients engaged in diverse research and monitoring activities

Facilitated and managed wastewater research projects/activities in a federal research facility in areas of biogas utilization, enhanced sludge stabilization and innovative wastewater treatment technologies, working with multiple collaborators from private sector, academia and other government departments

Federal Public Sector Youth Internship Program - mentor for past 7 years in program aimed at providing unemployed/underemployed youth with work experience in a federal public facility

Education and awards

B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Environment Canada - People Management Award - 2008

Environmental Protection Service – 2005 Barbara Hoglund Spirit Award Recipient

Key publications

Soreanu, G., M. Béland, P. Falletta, K. Edmonson and P. Seto. 2008. Laboratory pilot scale study for H2S removal from biogas in an anoxic biotrickling filter. Water Science and Technology.  57(2):201-207.

Shin, M., M. Lewina Svoboda and P. Falletta. 2007. Microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) for the determination of polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) in sewage sludge. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 387(8):1618-2642.

Soreanu G., P. Falletta, M. Béland, K. Edmonson and P. Seto. 2007. Study on the performance of an anoxic biotrickling filter for the removal of hydrogen sulphide from biogas. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. 43(2).

Svoboda, M.L., J. Yang, P. Falletta and H.-B. Lee. 2007. A Microwave-assisted Extraction Method for the Determination of Musks in Sewage Sludge. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. 42(1):11-19.

Syed M., G. Soreanu, P. Falletta and M. Béland. 2006. Removal of hydrogen sulfide from gas streams using biological processes – A review. Canadian Biosystems Engineering. 48:2.1-2.14.

Falletta, P., H. Zhu, J. Oleszkiewicz, H. Campbell, M. Webber and M. Beland. 2005. Technology and Regulatory Foresight – Environmental and Stewardship Implications for the Large Scale Conversion of Municipal and Agricultural Organic Waste to Energy in Canada. Proceedings of the 3rd Canadian Organic Residuals Recycling Conference, Calgary, AB.

Research facility

Canada Centre for Inland Waters, 867 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON L7S 1A1


Designated Analyst: Canadian Environmental Protection Act and Fisheries Act