The Air & Waste Management Association – Ontario Section; the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks; Environment and Climate Change Canada; and the Canadian Fuels Association are pleased to co-host the:
2022 Next Generation Ambient Air Monitoring Conference
September 13-14, 2022 Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre, London, Ontario
The Evolving Use of Lower Cost Ambient Monitoring Sensors Ambient air monitoring has always played an important role in the assessment of air quality and the risks associated with air pollution. Experience with current ambient monitoring systems and data interpretation will be presented.
The evolution of lower cost sensors is providing a supplementary tool that can improve the power of combined monitoring and modelling assessments, while assisting in the more precise identification of the key sources of air pollution within an airshed. These sensors are now being used around the world to improve the understanding of impacts in urban areas, industrial complexes, and forest fires. Perspectives on both the benefits and continuing challenges of the use of lower cost sensors will be explored in this conference.
There will also be a Platinum Sponsor Presentation from Solvay on sulphur dioxide air pollution control. This is a particularly important topic with Ontario’s SO2 air quality standard coming into force in July 2023.
The objective of the Next Generation Ambient Air Monitoring Conference is to provide a venue for representatives of regulators, vendors, industry and communities to come together to exchange perspectives on the current use of ambient monitoring and the evolving use of lower cost ambient monitoring sensors.
Here’s a summary of five topic areas that are planned for the conference:
1. Industry Experience and Perspectives: industry representatives present their experience with the use of traditional ambient monitors, and the use of lower cost sensors.
2. Current and Evolving Monitoring Technology - Vendor Perspectives: presentations from equipment vendors on their sensor technology for particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and ozone.
3. Evolving Monitoring Technology – Regulator Perspectives: representatives of regulators from the United States EPA; Environment & Climate Change Canada; Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy; the Sacramento Air Quality Management District; and Metro Vancouver will provide their experience and perspective on the evolving use of lower cost ambient monitoring sensors.
4. Monitoring Studies and Experiences: examples and outcomes of monitoring studies using both traditional ambient monitoring methods and lower cost sensor and passive monitoring systems. Presentations related to studies in Denver, Colorado, Hamilton, Kitchener, Sarnia and Sudbury Ontario.
5. Ambient Monitoring Data Analysis and Trends: the combined use of ambient monitoring data and atmospheric dispersion modelling software, as a tool to assist in the prediction of impacts and risk; and a review of air quality trends across Canada and opportunities to leverage new technologies across Canada.
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