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NEW – Understanding and Managing Air Quality Course (in conjunction with CASANZ)

This NEW two-day course introduces the fundamental aspects of air quality management, including the science behind the behaviour and effects of air pollution.

The course covers the principles of air quality and air pollutants and describes how pollutants are assessed through modelling, monitoring and emission inventories.  Air quality management is presented and discussed through group exercises and case studies.

This course is presented by IWES in conjunction with the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ). CASANZ is a technical society and a non-government organisation; dedicated to professional excellence, continuous awareness of national and world issues and the facilitation of air quality related courses, workshops and seminars.

Issues addressed

  • Introduction
    • Air quality and air pollution definitions
    • Overview of the regulatory framework in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Introduction to Common Air Pollutants
    • Identification of common air pollutants and their effects on humans and the environment
    • Australian and New Zealand health based standards.
  • Hazardous Air Pollutants
    • Definitions and identification of hazardous air pollutants
    • Australian and New Zealand guidelines.
  • Meteorology
    • Basic meteorology parameters and how these relate to air quality.
  • Fate and Transport
    • Describes the factors influencing the outcome of emissions including dispersion, transformation and atmospheric removal processes.
  • Atmospheric Pollution Modelling
    • Defines air quality models and how they are used
    • Model types, advantages and disadvantages
    • Model inputs and outputs
    • Applications.
  • Odour, Dust and Amenity
    • Odour measurement and management
    • Dust measurement and management.
  • Indoor Air Quality
    • Key pollutants and their sources
    • Management options.
  • Global and trans-boundary air pollution issues
    • Climate change
    • Ozone depletion
    • Other trans-boundary air pollution issues.
  • Air Pollution Monitoring
    • Monitoring objectives
    • Network design and siting
    • Equipment maintenance
    • Data, quality assurance and reporting
    • Monitoring methods.
  • Estimating Emissions to Air
    • Techniques for estimating emissions
    • National Pollutant Inventory.

What do you get

On completion of the course participants will be able to understand:

  • The basics of air pollution including:
  • Sources of air pollution
  • Health and amenity impacts
  • What happens to air pollutants when they are released

How the impacts of air pollution are assessed:

  • Pollutants to be considered
  • Monitoring to be undertaken.
  • What needs to be assessed?
  • What modelling needs to be undertaken and what does it mean?

Who should attend

  • Local Government or regulatory agency employees managing or working with air quality issues
  • Industry, Transport, Mining, Building, Road Construction industry professionals
  • Environmental managers, consultants, scientists and engineers requiring an introduction to air quality.

This course is not currently scheduled for a future event


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