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Course Title Instructors Day/Time   Room
AIR-299: AERMOD Air Dispersion Modeling  Jesse Thé
Cristiane Thé
Sunday, June 4
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
331
AIR-240: Air Pollution Control and Compliance for Industrial Applications  Thomas McGowan  Monday, June 5
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
324
AIR-252: Air Quality Permitting and Compliance Basics Ali Farnoud
Courtney Adcock
Monday, June 5
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
323
AIR-262: Puff Dispersion Modeling  Jesse Thé
Cristiane Thé
Monday, June 5
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
331

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Course Descriptions 

AIR-299:  AERMOD Air Dispersion Modeling
Sunday, June 4 • 8:00am-5:00pm
Instructors: Jesse Thé, Ph.D., P. Eng, President Lakes Environmental and Cristiane Thé

The course provides attendees with a full understanding of the AERMOD modeling system by balancing theory with hands-on-real world case studies. At the end of this course, participants should be able to understand the basics of regulatory air dispersion modeling for permit applications and risk assessments.
AIR-240: Air Pollution Control and Compliance for Industrial Applications
Monday, June 5 • 8:00am-5:00pm
Instructor: Thomas McGowan, President and Founder of TMTS Associates Inc.

The course is focused on theory and operation of air pollution control systems for a wide range of applications, in particular, for those associated with combustion processes, such as boilers, refinery heaters, kilns and the like. The interactions between the two are covered in detail. Attendees must know and understand both the "front end" raw material processing system or combustion system and "back end" air pollution control systems to comply with myriad regulations and promote safe and economical operation.  Part of the value of this course is the practical experience of the presenter and their knowledge of what works and what does not. Case studies are used for illustration purposes and photos are provided of actual industrial equipment.

AIR-252:  Air Quality Permitting and Compliance Basics    
Monday, June 5 • 8:00am-5:00pm
Instructors: Ali Farnoud, Senior Manager, Ramboll Environ and Courtney Adcock, Senior Associate, Ramboll Environ

The course will review the history of the federal regulations under the Clean Air Act, the main portions of an air quality construction/operating permit, and a general review of state permitting nuances.  The course is designed to provide an overview of permitting and compliance in the United States with respect to the Clean Air Act.

AIR-262: Puff Dispersion Modeling
Monday, June 5 • 8:00am-5:00pm
Instructors: Jesse Thé, Ph.D., P. Eng, President Lakes Environmental and Cristiane Thé

The recent changes to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Guideline on Air Quality Models (40 CFR Part 51 Appendix W) did not list a specific model as preferred for long-range pollutant transport applications. This opens up an avenue for modelers to choose from a variety of models. Two models which perform well in both near and far-field applications are CALPUFF and SCIPUFF, puff models which simulate full three-dimensional gridded fields. This course will provide an overview of the se modeling systems and their capabilities, including many recent developments.