Peter Pakalnis, QSTI Principal

Peter Pakalnis is an Environmental Technologist with twenty years of experience in the source testing field.  Peter has managed and conducted hundreds of stack monitoring programs in numerous industrial sectors for both compliance and process testing purposes. Peter also has vast experience in conducting CEMS RATAs.  

Peter taught the air monitoring portion of the air monitoring course (ENVR-5006) at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario from 1996 to 2010.

Peter Pakalnis is a Qualified Source Testing Individual (QSTI) certified for Groups I and III.

I) Manual Gas Volume Measurements and Isokinetic Particulate Sampling Methods

III) Gaseous Pollutants Instrumental Sampling Methods

The QSTI designation was granted to Mr. Pakalnis in October 2007 by The Source Evaluation Society.

Project Experience

Source Sampling

Conducted and managed numerous source emission testing programs to meet provincial, federal, state and individual plant process criteria. Peter has experience with sampling in the following industry sectors:

  • Power Generation
  • Insulation Manufacturing
  • Medical Waste Incinerators
  • Hazardous Waste Incinerators
  • Waste Water Treatment Plants
  • Petroleum Refineries
  • Alcohol Refineries
  • Asphalt Plants
  • Cement
  • Automotive
  • Carbon Black
  • Steel Manufacturing
  • Aluminum Casting
  • Magnesium Casting
  • Rendering Plants
  • Parts Coating
  • Plastic Manufacturing
  • Rubber Manufacturing
  • Paint Booths
  • Uranium Refining
  • Tobacco Processing
  • Food Industry
  • Painting Operations
  • Bio-Filter Applications

Equipment Design and Implementation

Assisted in designing and building a mobile odor panel, odor samplers and five Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) trailers. The aforementioned equipment has been utilized successfully on numerous LEHDER projects.


Peter taught the air monitoring portion of the air monitoring course (ENVR-5006) at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario from 1996 to 2010. The course is part of the 6th semester Environmental Technology program and dealt with various methods of air monitoring. The stack monitoring portion of the course involves lectures in the theory of stack sampling for particulate and review of detailed calculations to perform an actual Method 5 test. The students are also required to perform a practical lab exercise following the techniques outlined in Methods 1 – 5 of the Ontario Source Testing Code. He has also taught customized courses to government and industrial personnel.


Education, Professional Memberships and Community Involvement

Diploma in Environmental Technology, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, 1992
Member, Source Evaluation Society
Qualified Source Testing Individual (QSTI), Groups 1 and 3, 2007
Member, Source Evaluation Society QSTI/QSTO Review Board
Member, Fanshawe College Environmental Technology and Science Laboratory Technology - Program Cluster Advisory Team
Volunteer, Wyoming Lions Club, Wyoming, Ontario
Team Management, Petrolia Minor Hockey Association, Petrolia, Ontario

Contact Peter Pakalnis:


Tel: 519-336-4101 ext. 227