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Courses will be conducted on Friday, June 28, 2019. 
 
Course Title Instructors Time Level 
AIR- 135: Fundamentals of Air Pollution Meteorology & Dispersion Modeling Anthony J. Sadar
HALF DAY
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beginner
AIR-221:Overview of Ontario and Quebec Air and Noise Permitting Process Natalie Jones
Camille Taylor
HALF DAY
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
AIR-269:Western Climate Initiative (WCI) California and Quebec Carbon Cap and Trade Program
 
Mike Taylor HALF DAY
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beginner
Intermediate
AIR-277: Environmental Issues in Gas Turbine Energy Systems Manfred Klein HALF DAY
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Intermediate
AIR-240: Design, Operation and Troubleshooting Air Pollution Control Systems for Combustion and Other Industrial Applications Thomas F. McGowan FULL DAY
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
AIR-241: Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) Fundamentals Charles Grimm FULL DAY
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Beginner
Intermediate
AIR-295: Air Quality Engineering  Mark Rood  FULL DAY
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Beginner
Intermediate 
AIR-299: AERMOD Air Dispersion Modeling Jesse Theʼ FULL DAY
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Beginner

Continuing Education credit certificates will be offered. 

Course Descriptions

Friday, June 28

AIR- 135: Fundamentals of Air Pollution Meteorology & Dispersion Modeling

Friday, June 28 • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Anthony J. Sadar, Certified Consulting Meteorologist, Air Pollution Administrator, Allegheny County Health Department, Air Quality Program
 
Thriving in the winds of change of air quality issues can be quite challenging without a fundamental understanding of air pollution meteorology and air dispersion modeling.  Fundamentals of Air Pollution Meteorology & Dispersion Modeling will introduce participants to the basic theory and practice of this crucial environmental field using familiar concepts and clear examples.
 
Furthermore, this course was acclaimed in Anthony J. Sadar’s reception of the Outstanding Service to MARAMA award in February 2015.  (MARAMA is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association.  The popular course he taught was a webinar titled “Fundamentals of Air Pollution Meteorology & Modeling.”)

Participants will gain an understanding and background knowledge of the following:
 
•        The Atmosphere (Constituents, Structure & Basic Laws)
•        Atmospheric Dynamics (Temporal & Spatial Scale of Events)
•        Air Pollution Dispersion (Sources->Dispersion->Receptors)
•        Air Dispersion Modeling (Observation-Theory-Models, Empirical Research & Statistics)
•        U.S. EPA Guidelines (Guideline on Air Quality Models & Other Guidance)
•        AERSCREEN & AERMOD (Input/Output, Interpretation of Results, Comparison)
•        Additional Modeling Guidance & Support (Requirements for Regulatory Modeling)
•        References & Resources

AIR-221: Overview of Ontario and Quebec Air and Noise Permitting Process
Friday, June Friday, June 28• 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructors: Natalie Jones, Associate/Senior Air Quality Engineer, Golder Associates Ltd.
Camille Taylor, Senior Air Quality Engineer, Golder Associates Ltd.
 
This course will begin with a brief overview of the Canadian air quality regulations.  The focus will be on permitting/approval regime for air emissions in Ontario and Quebec.  Participants will learn to navigate the approval requirements for different activities and industries in both provinces.  Best practices to help you obtain anapproval for your air emissions will also be covered and for onging compliance requirements once the permit/approval is issued.  A special presentation will be delivered on nuisance issues related to noise and odour.
 
Air emissions reporting requirements and assessments required as part of provincial and federal environmental assessments will also be discussed. 

Attendees will leave with a solid understanding of the permitting/approval processes and strategies for successfully obtaining a permit/approval.

 
AIR-269: Western Climate Initiative (WCI) - California and Quebec Carbon Cap and Trade Program
Friday, June 28 • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Mike Taylor, President, Emissions Advisors, Inc.
 
The California and Quebec Carbon Cap-and-Trade Program is by far the most complex system that exists for an environmental credit trading program. The instructor has almost two decades of trading, brokering and consulting experience in the environmental credit markets in the United States and Canada. The course aims to provide a good overview of the program including cost-cutting compliance strategies.
 
Participants will gain an understanding and background knowledge of the following:

  • Carbon Cap and Trade Program
  • Compliance Instruments- Allowances and Offsets
  • Allowance Allocations
  • Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS)
  • Historical Pricing of Allowances and How to Trade
  • Procurement and optimization strategies to reduce carbon costs
   



  
  All course registrants will receive a complimentary copy of Mike Taylor’s #1 Best Selling Book Reduce Compliance 
  Costs: Strategies for California and Quebec facilities to reduce their compliance cost in the Carbon Cap and Trade
  Program.

AIR-277: Environmental Issues in Gas Turbine Energy Systems
Friday, June 28 • 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Instructor: Manfred Klein, Principal Environmental Consultant, MA Klein and Associates
 
This 1/2 day course will provide a basic understanding of design and environmental issues for gas turbine energy systems used in cogeneration and district heating service, pipeline compression and power generation.  These clean, reliable and efficient energy technologies are gaining attention globally with effective utilization of available diverse resources, with reduced air pollutants and greenhouse gases.

Attendees will learn about the following topics:  
•  Basic gas turbine designs and efficiencies
•  Cogeneration, district heating & cooling and combined cycle applications
•  CHP policy considerations, and linkages to renewable energy
•  Combustion and emissions issues, life cycle emission considerations
•  System performance, reliability, and emissions prevention technologies
•  Environmental regulations, EA case studies of systems
 
Participants will learn how to: 
•  Estimate GHG and air pollutant emission rates, and system efficiencies for various gas turbine plant configurations
•  Understand synergies and tradeoffs among types of air emissions
•  Gain insights into existing and proposed GT energy projects, and how they can contribute to clean and reliable energy solutions
•  Learn about concepts useful in doing environmental assessments

AIR- 240: Design, Operation and Troubleshooting Air Pollution Control Systems for Combustion and Other Industrial Applications
Friday, June Friday, June 28• 8:00am-5:00pm
Instructor: Thomas F. McGowan, PE, President, TMTS Associates, Inc.

The course is focused on design, operation and hardware of air pollution control systems for a wide range of applications, in particular, for those associated with combustion processes, such as VOC oxidizers, boilers, refinery heaters, remediation equipment, furnaces, kilns and the like. The interactions between the two are covered in detail. Design principals are provided for sizing and fabrication of APC components. Troubleshooting of systems is provided, along with input on how to design components to avoid outages and failures.
 
This course will aid attendees in knowing and understanding 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 knowledge of what works and what does not. Case studies are used for illustration purposes and photos and diagrams are provided of actual industrial equipment.


AIR-241: Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS)
Friday, June 28 • 8:00 am – 5:00pm
Instructor: Charles Grimm, Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Global Analyzer Systems Ltd.
 
This introductory course is designed to provide attendees with a basic knowledge of Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS). CEMS are widely used for the monitoring of point source emissions. The course will be presented in seven modules and cover an overview of CEMS monitoring methodologies, instrumentation, regulations, and quality assurance and control activities.
The course is designed for a multitude of attendees representing various groups and geographical regions and careful consideration has been given to create a non-promotional and non-biased seminar.
 
At the completion of the course, participants will have a basic understanding of continuous emission monitoring systems, including applications, operation and the regulatory and quality systems surrounding them.

AIR-295: Air Quality Engineering
Friday, June 28 • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor:  Mark J. Rood, Ph.D., BCEEM, Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mark J. Rood & Assoc.

This course gives participants an understanding of air quality engineering fundamentals pertaining to the outdoor ambient environment. Background information describes air pollutants, application of the ideal gas law, impacts of air pollutants, and regulations for sources and the ambient environment. Overall methods to reduce the generation and emissions as well as methods commonly used to remove particulate matter and gases from gas streams will be covered. Finally meteorology and dispersion of air pollutants emitted from point, line, and puff sources are described to predict concentrations of pollutants in the outdoor atmosphere. Example problems and videos will be provided.

Attendees will learn how to apply the ideal gas law, correct to standard conditions, understand the impacts of air pollutants, and interpret select regulations for sources and the ambient environment. Overall methods to reduce the generation and emissions and the methods used to remove particulate matter and gases from gas streams, and the impact of meteorology and dispersion of air pollutants on the concentration of the pollutants at downwind receptors.
 
AIR-299: AERMOD Air Dispersion Modeling
Friday, June 28 • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Jesse Theʼ, Ph.D., P.Eng, President/CEO, Lakes Environmental Software
 
This full-day 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. Topics covered by this course include:

• Physics of air dispersion and atmospheric physics
• Meteorological pre-processing with AERMET
• Terrain processing with AERMAP
• U.S. EPA NAAQS overview
• Comparison of AERMOD to other models

No prerequisites are required. A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel™ would be beneficial to the attendees.
 Note - Attendees are required to bring a laptop to fully participate in hands-on case studies.