12
April 2017

Air Pollution Control

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Air Pollution Control
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Arvind Saraswat, PhD, P.Eng.
Head, Air Quality Section, BC Ministry of Environment and Adjunct Professor, IRES, UBC Vancouver
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $449.00 + GST = $471.45 until Mar 29, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $549.00 + GST = $576.45

Non-Member Price: $549.00 + GST = $576.45

Student Member Price: $274.50 + GST = $288.23
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by March 29, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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If you are starting your career in the air quality world or you have been around for a decade, you are expected to know a lot about air pollution, be it the science or the regulatory framework. This session will provide you a basic understanding of an array of important scientific concepts that are hard to find in a single course or a seminar.

This course requires basic understanding of common air pollutants, air emissions management, statistics, and impact assessment.

The following topics will be covered:

  1. Regulatory framework for air emissions in BC and air quality objectives.
  2. Introduction to key elements of an air discharge permit.
  3. Standard conditions for discharge: %H2O, %O2, temperature and pressure corrections, conversion from actual to standard conditions, and stack test reports.
  4. Particulate matter control: introduction to cyclones, baghouses, and ESPs.
  5. Control of gaseous pollutants.
  6. Fundamentals of dispersion modeling: what models can (and cannot) tell you and how to interpret results.
  7. Analysis ambient air quality data: common caveats and spatiotemporal variability.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will aquire: 
  • A basic understanding of the regulatory framework in BC with respect to air emissions.
  • Learn about the fundamentals of air pollution control equipment and selection.
  • Learn how to interpret permit conditions for air emissions, including the importance of standard conditions.
  • Basics of dispersion modeling, understand limitations, and advantages of modeling.

Presenter

Dr. Arvind Saraswat, PhD, P.Eng
Head, Air Quality Section, BC Ministry of Environment
Adjunct Professor, IRES, UBC Vancouver

Dr. Saraswat works as the Head of Air Quality Section (Assessments) at the BC Ministry of Environment and an Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability. In his current role at the Ministry of Environment, Arvind leads the section responsible for the review of air discharge applications under the Environmental Management Act (EMA) and the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA), and is also a statutory decision maker under EMA. Arvind’s team is responsible for making recommendations on permitting of air discharges, publishing regional air quality reports, leading airshed planning activities, and issuing air quality advisories. In his previous role as the Head of Environmental Management Section (Omineca-Peace), Arvind led regional permitting and compliance activities for oil and gas, forest, and municipal sectors. Arvind is a professional engineer with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India, and a PhD in Resource Management and Environmental Studies from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Arvind’s research interests include modeling small-area variations in concentrations of urban air pollutants, development of novel methods for estimating population exposure, and air quality impact assessment for major industrial sources. Arvind has published his research in important scientific journals like Environmental Science and Technology and Transportation Research Part-F.

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