Challenges in Air Emission Management

Online /
Nov 15 - 17, 2022 /
Course Code: 13-1122-ONL22

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

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

  • Determine best methods for emissions quantification, impact assessment, compliance determination, and reporting.
  • Apply prevention and control techniques with a thorough understanding of processes and activities that are sources of air emission.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of alternate technologies and approaches to select the most suitable emission reduction system for your requirements with the knowledge gained at the conference.
  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of an air emissions control system for compliance with the required standards or objectives.
  • Considerations for the use of effective methods of emission reduction and control technologies already proven successful by others.

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 course, 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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Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

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Introduction, Course 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

  • Technical requirements for assessment
  • Standards and best practices
  • Emission limits, notification requirements, compliance plan/schedule
  • Air-related directives and guidelines
  • Permit conditions, reporting
  • Case Study

The Emission Inventory

  • Developing the emission inventory
  • Sources and source types
  • Case study

Emissions Measurement I - Source testing

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

Emissions Measurement II - Continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) systems

  • Installation and performance
  • RATA
  • Data management, audit and calibration
  • Missing data

Emissions Calculation

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

Group Exercises

Issues in Impact Assessment

  • The role of the EPP
  • 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 AERMOD / CALPUFF
  • Input requirements

Dispersion Modelling

  • Use of models in basic scenarios
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Interpretation of model data
  • Special cases
  • Problems and pitfalls
  • Case study

GHG Assessment

  • Assessment protocols
  • GHG quantification methodologies
  • Fuels and feedstocks
  • Emissions reduction
  • Verification

Emissions Reporting

  • Requirements for reporting
  • Methods for Information Management

Integrating Emission Control Design

  • What drives the level of reduction
  • Choosing a control technology
  • BACT/MACT assessment process
  • Effective emissions capture and transport
  • Fans and exhaust system design considerations

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
  • 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


Linda Lattner , M.Eng., P.Eng.

Linda Lattner is a licensed professional engineer and is the technical lead for the Air Quality Practice in Ontario. She has more than twenty years of experience in the field of air quality assessment and compliance management.

Her primary responsibilities include air quality compliance management, emission inventory development, greenhouse gas quantification and mitigation studies using GHG frameworks and protocols of Canadian and other global agencies, air dispersion modelling, developing and overseeing ambient air monitoring programs, annual environmental reporting, and leading the air quality technical component of Environmental Assessments and permitting assessments.

With experience that includes notable work for gold and iron ore mining clients, power projects, municipal landfills, and industrial facilities, Linda has provided air quality and fugitive dust management support for mining projects; the cleanup of the radioactive waste repository in Port Granby; Toronto Transit Commission’s Leslie Barns site remediation and facility construction; the remediation of the former gold mine site in Deloro, Ontario; Waterfront Toronto’s Lakefilling Project; and for Metrolinx projects in southern Ontario.

Mrs. Lattner has had the opportunity to work with Environment and Climate Change Canada where she reviewed the GHG reduction potential for major projects subject to federal or provincial environmental assessment. She has also worked for the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment as co-author of a study on the Adequacy of Ambient Air Quality Monitoring in Canada, and has developed guidance materials for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change in support of the provincial odour policy and led a training workshop for Ministry operations staff.

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Fee & Credits

$1995 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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