THE organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive conference programme for the event which will take place in Telford, UK, on 22 and 23 April. Organiser Marcus Pattison says: “The event could not have been better timed. Just before Christmas, the UK Government issued a consultation that, if adopted, could result in a dramatic reduction in ambient air quality monitoring, and this is causing uproar in the sector. The messages surrounding the enormous numbers of premature deaths resulting from air pollution are starting to gain traction in the mainstream media, so it is astonishing that Defra should propose less monitoring, and this is bound to be a hot topic at the Conference!”
AQE 2015 is the 8th in a series of Air Quality & Emissions events, attracting visitors from all over the world, each with a professional interest in air quality. In common with AQE2013, this year’s event will focus on issues relating to the measurement of stack emissions to air on the first day, and on ambient air quality on the second day.
Day 1 is to look at “Emissions monitoring challenges facing operators and manufacturers”, commencing with David Graham from E.ON Technologies explaining how stacks are defined under legislation that aggregates units together. Jonathan Clark from Syngenta will also be presenting. Day 2 covers “Air Quality – Latest developments and tools”, with contributions from Stephen Stratton from Ricardo AEA and Jacqueline Barr from IBI/Transport Scotland. Martine Van Poppel from VITO Belgium will explain the results of the CARBOTRAF EU Project (see related article, here).