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.


The 2023 programme will be available around 3 months prior to the start of the course, however in the meantime please see below the programme for 2022 to give you an idea of content.


Day One: Management of emissions monitoring

Registration 09.00-09.30

  • 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 one ends at 17.40

Day Two: Manual and instrumental methods for particles and gases

  • Measurement of particulate emissions by extractive sampling

  • Stack flow rate measurement to EN ISO 16911

  • Odour sampling and analysis

  • Sampling and analysis of trace species

  • Periodic sampling methods for gases

  • Understanding instrument performance standards

  • Converting emissions to reference conditions

  • Calculations of uncertainties in stack monitoring

Day two ends at 16.50

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

  • Abatement systems and emission reduction

  • Design and application of FTIR to monitoring pollutants

  • Data Acquisition and Reporting - Principles and Practice

  • Selection of analytical techniques - a case study

  • Continuous particulate monitoring technologies

Day three and course ends at 16.55


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

Co-Course Director:
Simon Medhurst, Smedstack Environmental

The below were 2022 speakers, 2023 speakers will be confirmed in due course

Jonathan Clark, Syngenta
Stewart Davies, enfinium
Dr Andrew Dixon, Gasmet Technologies UK
Mark Elliott, Element Materials Technology
Chris Gaughan, Environment Agency
David Graham, Uniper Technologies
Richard Harvey, National Physical Laboratory (NPL) 
Jamie Jeffs, ENVEA
Dan Jones, Uniper Technologies Ltd
Dr Martin Lloyd, Farside Technology Research
Paul Morgan, SICK 
Dr Brian Moyle, Servomex Group Ltd
Rod Robinson, National Physical Laboratory (NPL) 
Louise Warren, Olfasense UK Ltd
Timothy Williams, Environment Agency 

Fee information

Registration for the 2023 course will open around 3 months prior to the start of the course, if you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive a notification when we open registration or for further details please email

2023 fees

Full three days: £1060
Any two days: £800
Any one day: £470

Fees are VAT exempt

Fees include:

  • cost of tuition

  • course materials

  • lunches

  • light refreshments

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 and the following rates (including VAT) apply with a ‘48 hours prior to arrival with no cancellation fee’ policy: Friday – Sunday, bed and breakfast £88 per night, Monday – Thursday, bed and breakfast £92 per night, for sole occupancy in a superior double room. Please book your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment with availability. A list of alternative hotels is available on request. Delegates are responsible for their own evening meals.


What our delegates say

What did the 2022 delegates say about the course?

"Informative course that covers a vast array of subject areas. Ideal for those who are starting out their emissions monitoring journey to give a broad overview."

"As a fairly young professional in the environment sector, this provided a ideal overview of the air pollution monitoring methods and regulations that were certainly applicable to my field of work."

"The course had an excellent range of speakers who were vastly experienced in their fields and worked the topics together into a seamless delivery."

"The course would be a great benefit for anyone who working in the power or waste sector and/or has a interest in emission monitoring and controls."

Contact us

Jasper Minton-Taylor – Course Coordinator

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


Please note, the CPD team are currently working remotely due to covid-19 and therefore unable to be contacted by phone. If you have any queries please send us an email to the above email address – Many thanks.