Industrial Air Pollution Monitoring

About the course

What will I learn?
This course focuses on general management issues, including legislation, compliance with authorisation conditions, quality assurance and control. You’ll gain perspectives from all sides – regulators, industrial emitters and contract source testing organisations. You’ll also look at measurement and analytical techniques. Gaseous and particulate emissions will be covered and both extractive sampling and in situ methods will be discussed. Towards the end of the course there will be a workshop on calculation methods, something which is relevant to everyone involved in emissions monitoring.

How will I benefit?
Whether you’re new to the field or looking to update your knowledge, you’ll gain a broad overview of industrial air pollution monitoring. You’ll have the opportunity to meet equipment and services providers.

If you’re a stack tester requiring personal certification under the Environment Agency's MCERTS scheme, the sessions on Day One are particularly relevant to MCERTS level 2 (team leaders). Day Two is particularly relevant to MCERTS Technical Endorsements 1 (particles), 2 (trace species) and 3 (manual methods for gases). Sessions on Day Three are particularly relevant to MCERTS Technical Endorsement 4 (instrumental methods for gases).

Who should attend?

This course is for you if you have an interest in industrial air pollution monitoring and will be particularly useful if you’re:

  • an environmental manager

  • an environmental consultant

  • an Environment Agency/SEPA officer

  • a control and instrumentation specialist

  • a contract testing engineer

  • a works chemist or engineer with responsibility for emissions

  • an operator of plant subject to PPC/EPR authorisation


Day one: Management of emissions monitoring

Registration 9 – 9.30am

  • Emissions monitoring under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR)

  • The Environment Agency’s Monitoring Certification Scheme

  • Management of contract emissions testing

  • Safety management for emission monitoring – The importance of risk assessment

  • The quality assurance of Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems to EN14181

  • Power industry regulation and emissions monitoring

  • Stack flow rate measurement to EN ISO 16911

  • The monitoring of ERF emissions

Day two: Manual and instrumental methods for particles and gases

  • Monitoring activities at a chemical manufacturing site

  • Measurement of particulate emissions by extractive sampling

  • The Operator Monitoring Assessment Scheme (OMA) 

  • Sampling and analysis of trace species

  • Odour sampling and analysis

  • Periodic sampling methods for gases

  • Calculations of uncertainties in stack monitoring

  • Data acquisition and reporting - principles and practice (EN17255) 

    Course dinner for delegates and speakers 

Day three: Instrumental methods of particle and gas analysis

  • Understanding instrument performance standards

  • Calibration of gaseous emission measuring systems

  • Design of sampling systems for emissions monitoring

  • Optical analysers for extractive gas analysis systems

  • Continuous particulate monitoring technologies

  • Design and application of FTIR to monitoring pollutants

  • Emissions Calculations

  • NOx abatement and reductions for boilers and furnaces 

Course ends at 4.45pm


Course Director
Dr Hu Li - School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds

Co-Course Director
Simon Medhurst, Smedstack Environmental


Paul Adamczyk, Alkali Environmental and ex-Environment Agency
Jonathan Clark, Syngenta
Alex Claridge-Ingham, Olfasense UK Ltd
Stewart Davies, WRc
Dr Andrew Dixon, Gasmet Technologies UK
Mark Elliott, Element Materials Technology
George Forster, A1-CBISS
David Graham, Uniper Technologies Ltd
Richard Harvey, National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
Dan Jones, Uniper Technologies Ltd
David McGee, ENVEA
Dr Brian Moyle, formely of Servomex Group Ltd
Rod Robinson, National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

Fee information

Course fees: 

Fees are VAT exempt.

Fees include:

  • cost of tuition

  • course materials

  • lunches

  • light refreshments

  • course dinner – Tuesday evening

View our terms and conditions

Venue details

The course will take place at Weetwood Hall Estate, which is situated to the north of Leeds at the junction of the A660 Leeds - Skipton road and the A6120 Outer Ring Road.​​

Weetwood Hall Estate
Otley Road
West Yorkshire
LS16 5PS


The course will take place at Weetwood Hall Estate, which is situated to the north of Leeds at the junction of the A660 Leeds - Skipton road and the A6120 Outer Ring Road.

If you require accommodation, and wish to stay at the course venue Weetwood Hall Estate please contact Emma Barker or Stevie Standerline E: / T: 0113 230 6000 quoting ‘CPD’ and the ‘Industrial Air Pollution Monitoring’ course.

Bedrooms are subject to availability with free of charge cancellation 48 hours prior to arrival:
Friday – Sunday – bed and breakfast £93 
Monday – Thursday – bed and breakfast £97 

Rates are per night for sole occupancy in a classic double room and inclusive of VAT. 

A list of alternative hotels is available on request.



What our delegates say

“Excellent, varied course and essential for anyone who in involved in emissions monitoring.”
Holly Linham,  Environment Agency  

“The course would be a great benefit for anyone who working in the power or waste sector and/or has a interest in emission monitor and controls.”
Ben Walsh, Cory 

“Excellent content delivered with expertise from the many speakers. The course material to take away for each delegate also excellent.”
Lee Mills, Natural Resources Wales

“The course delivers key points to allow understanding and application of the standards for compliance.”
Duncan Mounsey, Drax Power Limited

Contact us

Katie McCarthy– Course Coordinator

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences 
University of Leeds,

T: 0113 343 5746


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