Industrial Air Pollution Monitoring

Course overview

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).

Course structure

Day 1: Management of emissions monitoring

  • Emissions monitoring under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR)

  • Management of contract emissions testing

  • The Environment Agency’s Monitoring Certification Scheme

  • 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

  • The Operator Monitoring Assessment Scheme (OMA)

  • The monitoring of ERF emissions

  • Monitoring activities at a chemical manufacturing site.

Day 2: Manual and instrumental methods for particles and gases

  • Measurement of particulate emissions by extractive sampling

  • Stack flow rate measurement to EN ISP 16911

  • Odour sampling and analysis

  • Sampling and analysis of trace species

  • Periodic sampling methods for gases

  • Gas analysis – organics

  • Understanding instrument performance standards

  • Continuous particulate monitoring technologies

  • Calculations of uncertainties in stack monitoring

Day 3: Instrumental methods of particle and gas analysis

  • Calibration of gaseous emission measuring systems.

  • Design of sampling systems for emissions monitoring

  • Optical analysers for extractive gas analysis systems

  • Stack monitoring instrument – PG350

  • Design and application of FTIR to monitoring pollutants

  • Data Acquisition and Reporting - Principles and Practice

  • Selection of analytical techniques - a case study

  • Converting emissions to reference conditions

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.

What our delegates say

"Very informative and relevant. A good broad range of speakers from enforcement bodies, certification members and suppliers" EDF Energy

"The course was very professional and provided a good overview of the industry." CEM Solutions (UK) ltd

"Excellent course, enjoyed it. Very good all round overview of measurement systems." Environment Agency

"From a regulator's point of view, I found the course both valuable and interesting. It was most worthwhile hearing from the operator's point of view, and will make my job easier in the future when looking at CEMs for instance" Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Speakers

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

Co-Course Director:
Simon Medhurst, Smedstack Environmental

Fee information

2020 fees

Full three days: £940
Any two days: £715
Any one day: £415

Fees are VAT exempt

Fees include:

  • cost of tuition

  • course materials

  • lunches

  • light refreshments

  • course dinner on Monday 24 February 2020

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
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS16 5PS
UK

Accommodation

Accommodation

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 E: reservations@weetwood.co.uk / T: 0113 230 6000 quoting ‘CPD’ and the ‘Industrial Air Pollution Monitoring‘ course.

The below rates are for a superior double room and include VAT:

Sunday evening, bed and breakfast £84
Monday – Tuesday evening, bed and breakfast £88

Please book your accommodation at least two weeks before the course commences to guarantee rates and availability. A list of alternative hotels is available on request. Delegates are responsible for their own evening meals except on Monday 24 February 2020 when the course dinner is included.

 

Contact us

Jenna King – Course Coordinator

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences 
University of Leeds,
Leeds
LS2 9JT

T: +44 (0)113 343 5746

E: cpd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk