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Why isn’t modeling analysis as easy as ordering a pizza or hailing a cab? The current tools are antiquated and hard to use. This leads to unnecessary, repetitive, and time-consuming steps which could delay your permit request.

Air Quality Intelligence (AQI) by NaviKnow has been designed from the ground up to be innovative and modern. The interface is intuitive and easy to use with a modern design. Relevant information is presented as you need it. Projects are multi-user allowing collaboration with the team as well as your client.

Putting together a modeling analysis involves making a lot of decisions. Which data sources should you use? Where is the latest data? What is the right way to manipulate the data? How do I best document those decisions. AQI automates these decisions in a simple interface.

NaviKnow has gathered the latest data from all sources and integrated it into AQI. This data is then compiled and pre-processed so you only need to focus on the decisions related to your modeling analysis. AQI also simplifies the analysis and reporting once your model is complete.

AQI Project Dashboard
  • County-wide emissions (2014 NEI) - Emissions broken down by industry sectors, mobile sources, and biogenics
  • Site-wide emissions (TCEQ) - Most current available and historical reported emissions
  • Site permit history (TCEQ) - Data from TCEQ's Air Permits Allowable Database (APAD)
  • Air Pollution Watch List (APWL) areas (TCEQ) - Boundaries of APWL areas
  • Elevation (2011 USGS NED) - The highest resolution data available (10m and 30m)
  • Air Quality Monitors (EPA) - Updated from EPA's AQS Data Mart
  • Land Use / Land Cover (2011 NLCD from USGS) - The latest dataset from the USGS
  • Site boundaries (TCEQ) - Most current data available from the TCEQ
  • Effect Screening Levels (TCEQ) - Most recent ESL values for air toxics
  • Local Air Pollution Programs (TCEQ, TNRIS) - Boundaries of cities and counties with air quality regulatory programs
  • Class I areas (EPA) - Location of all Class I areas designated by EPA
  • Source allowable emissions (TCEQ) - Most current data available from the TCEQ
  • Receptor Grid - Grid generated that is compliant with regulatory guidance
  • Nonattainment applicability - User is notified site is within a nonattainment area
  • Class I area applicability - User is notified which Class I areas need to be considered in analysis
  • Meteorology files - Most appropriate meteorological data files are selected
  • Building Downwash Parameters - Values are generated when.....
  • Roughness length - Values are automatically calculated for you once a site is selected
  • APWL applicability - User is notified if site is within an APWL area
  • Representative Monitor - Most appropriate monitoring data for the project site is selected
  • Off-property source inventory - All appropriate sources are selected for the project
  • Simple / Intuitive interface - AQI has been built using best-practice User Experience guidance
  • Project focused - Each step in the process is managed through a single project
  • Web based - A system designed around the web means that you can access it anywhere you have an internet connection
  • Multi-user - The system allows multiple users to interact with a project so that work my be divided between team members
  • Customer driven - The AQI team reviews feedback from users to constantly improve the usability of the system
  • Training / Online help - AQI has training and help available online to guide you through using the system
  • Holistic process - AQI covers the entire process from conception to submission
  • Less data to enter / manage - The project focus means that relevant data from one step carries forward to the next step
  • Mobile friendly - Modern responsive techniques have been employed so that the system works on many devices, from laptop to tablet, and even phones.
  • Multiple operating scenarios - Consider dozens of what-if cases to optimize project design
  • Community - Included with each AQI license is access to the NaviKnow Community where participants can share knowledge about industry topics.
  • Support - If there are still questions, you can always reach out to our support team.
  • Analytics - Source attribution and hourly meteorology available at your finger tips
  • Interactive results view - zoom in, zoom out, or point in time view to analyze or display modeling inputs and results
  • Model run file(s) - All input and output files are compiled and zipped
  • Will run the models for you
  • Report Generation - Summaries of modeling results generated for the Air Qualitiy Analysis (AQA) for submission to regulators.
  • Documentation - Documentation for user inputs are created as the selections are made.
  • Model output file(s) -