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Air Emission Management

Ottawa, Ontario /
Feb 25 - 27, 2019 /
Course Code: 09-0209-2361

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Overview

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine best methods for emissions calculation and reporting
  • Apply prevention and control techniques with a thorough understanding of the emission formation process
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and select the most suitable emission reduction system for your requirements with the knowledge gained at the conference
  • Reduce cost by using the critical points in inspecting an emission control system for compliance with the required standards
  • Make assessment of the effectiveness of alternate technologies, plans, and specifications
  • Use effective methods for installation of emission reduction and control technologies already proven successful by others

Description
Industry continues to face increasingly stringent requirements to reduce air emissions to meet current regulations and the increasing pressure coming from enhanced public awareness. What will be the new requirements and what should we be doing now is the focus of the conference which brings together industry, environmental consultants, and the regulators to envision the upcoming requirements for the different industries, the available technologies and their best use with the objective of increasing industry’s preparedness to face the impending changes. By taking part in this course, you will enhance your understanding of the potential regulatory compliance requirements for emissions assessment and reporting as well as the implementation of current emission reduction requirements.

By taking part in this seminar, you will enhance your understanding of the potential regulatory compliance requirements to implement the emission reductions.

Course Outline

  • Regulatory Updates Related to Air Emissions
  • Permitting and Projects
  • Emissions Estimation, Measurement and Calculation
  • Impact Assessment – Monitoring and Modelling
  • Emissions Reporting
  • Emission Control System Design and Operation
  • Case Studies

Who Should Attend
Plant Managers • Facility Engineers • Environmental and Engineering Consultants • EHS Managers and Staff • Facility Operators • Regulatory Personnel • Environmental Scientists •

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Syllabus

Daily Schedule
8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day 1 only)
8:30 Seminar begins
12:00 Lunch (provided)
4:30 Adjournment

There is a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshments and networking break each morning and afternoon. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Day 1

Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment method

Federal Regulation – Air Quality and Chemicals Management

  • Introduction
  • Air aspects of the Canadian Environmental protection Act
  • Issues in Environmental Assessment
  • Environmental emergencies and chemicals management
  • Annual reporting requirements – NPRI
  • The Federal Air Quality Management System (AQMS)
  • Air standards and Base Industrial Limits (BLIERS)
  • Airsheds and air monitoring

Permitting and Projects – Air Emissions Requirements

  • Existing provincial regulations: triggers for assessment and approval
  • Agency and sector requirements
  • Standards and best practices
  • Emission limits, notification requirements, compliance plan/schedule
  • Technical requirements for assessment and approvals
  • Codes of practice
  • Air-related directives and guidelines
  • Permit conditions, reporting
  • Case Study

Emissions Measurement I - Source testing

  • Equipment and Methods
  • Problems and pitfalls
  • Planning and reports
  • Uncertainty

Emissions Measurement II - Continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) systems

  • Installation and performance
  • Data management and reports
  • Audit and calibration
  • RATA
  • Missing data

Emissions Calculation

  • Estimation methods and relative accuracy
  • Emission factors – published and plant
  • Mass balance
  • Process methods - mass flow calculation
  • Uncertainty

Group Exercises

Day II

Issues in Impact Assessment

  • Impact standards
  • Cumulative effects
  • Factors affecting air emissions transport
  • Deposition

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

  • Baseline data
  • Sampling protocols
  • Equipment
  • Calibration and maintenance
  • Data QA/QC

Group Exercise – Ambient Monitoring

Modelling Air Quality

  • Concepts in air dispersion modeling
  • Screening and detailed Models
  • Introduction to AERSCREEN, AERMOD and CALPUFF
  • Input requirements

Dispersion Modelling

  • Use of models in basic scenarios
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Setting up the model
  • Problems and pitfalls
  • Case study

GHG Assessment

  • Standards and protocols
  • GHG quantification methodologies
  • Fuels and feedstocks
  • Verification
  • Cap and Trade
  • Risks and Opportunities
  • The GHG Management Plan

Information Management & Reporting

  • Requirements for reporting
  • Methods for Information Management

Day III

Emissions Reduction and Control

  • What drives the level of reduction
  • Pollution prevention
  • Toxics removal and reduction requirements
  • Environmental Management Planning

Integrating Emission Control Design

  • Choosing a control technology
  • BACT/MACT assessment process
  • Effective emissions capture and transport
  • Fans and exhaust system design considerations

Group Exercise

Issues around Particulate

  • Particulate sizing and its impact on control
  • Dealing with fine particulates
  • Control efficiency
  • Secondary particulate
  • Control systems selection
  • Operations issues
  • Fugitive dust management
  • Case study

Combustion and Combustion Gases

  • Aspects of combustion
  • Fuels
  • Combustion Gases (NOx, SO2 and CO)
  • Emissions controls
  • Hybrid control systems
  • Mercury, dioxins and furans
  • Case study

VOCs and Odour

  • Types of sources
  • Drivers for choice of control system
  • Design parameters
  • Control systems and selection
  • Odour Episodes
  • Regulation
  • Assessment and management
  • Case study

Final Discussion and Closure

Instructor

Stephen Lamming, Ph.D., E.P.

Stephen Lamming PhD, EP.

Now mostly retired, Stephen was until 2017, a Principal Consultant with the Wood Group (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure) in the field of air quality management. With more than 40 years of experience in air quality management, his expertise includes emissions assessment, air monitoring, dispersion modelling, and climate change mitigation/adaptation. Dr. Lamming has worked with municipal, industrial, and resource sector clients across Canada and internationally to assess climate impacts, determine emissions, prepare and execute sampling programs, conduct transport and dispersion modelling, assess community impact, develop abatement and monitoring strategies, and prepare permit documentation. He has also been involved in air quality assessment and management studies (including greenhouse gases) as part of the federal and provincial environmental assessment process in the areas of oil & gas, mining, thermal power, major industry projects and forest products. He is a Director of the AWMA Ontario Section, a member of ISO technical committees, and continues to keep abreast of the latest trends in air quality management and control.

Venue

To be announced

Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):

Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport
2400 Alert Road
Ottawa ON  K1V 1S1

Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.

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Fee & Credits
  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
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$2095 + taxes

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$2195 + taxes

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