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Krakow welcomes CEM 2020 international emissions monitoring event


From 13th to 15th May, Krakow will be the focus of the world’s leading organisations in industrial emissions monitoring. The CEM 2020 emissions monitoring event will address both European and global emissions monitoring issues, providing the latest help and advice to process operators on the best ways to conduct monitoring; ensuring regulatory compliance and optimising process control. In addition to industrial organisations and energy providers, the event will attract regulators, testing organisations, researchers, equipment suppliers and standards organisations from around the world.

An international exhibition will run alongside the CEM 2020 conference, so visitors will be able to meet all of the key players in this sector, at the same time, under one roof. Registration is now available from www.cem.uk.com  and visitors can choose half day, one day or three day conference passes; alternatively, exhibition-only passes are also available. All entrance fees include complimentary refreshments and lunch.

CEM 2020 Conference

Paweł Ciećko, Chief Inspector for Environmental Protection, will open the conference, welcoming delegates and providing an introduction to environmental monitoring and protection in Poland. The remainder of the morning will focus on mercury emissions monitoring.

Speakers will discuss the interaction between regulations, certification, reference methods and mercury measurement technology. The challenges presented by the Best Available Techniques Reference Documents (BREFs) will be discussed in detail, in addition to the quality assurance of monitoring systems. Speakers will also address the use of sorption traps for long-term sampling, continuous analytical systems, and mercury speciation in applications such as sludge and municipal solid waste incineration.

The European Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) requires installations to use the best available techniques (BAT), and employs BAT conclusions (BATc) documents as the reference for BAT. Compliance with the BAT associated emission levels (BAT-AEL) is mandatory unless derogation can be justified. Within 4 years of the publication of a decision on BAT conclusions, environmental permits must be adapted to the new requirements and, if necessary, retrofitting work must be undertaken to ensure that BATs are implemented and, in particular, that Emission Limit Values (ELVs) are set to ensure that emissions do not exceed the BAT-AELs.

The implications of the new Waste Incineration BAT conclusions, which were published in 2019, will be discussed, and delegates will be provided with an update on the latest requirements for other types of process plant. The monitoring requirements of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) will also be outlined.


Conference: Day 2

On the second day, delegates will be provided with a choice of two sessions running in parallel.

Emissions session

Speakers will explain how standards work together to provide a framework to ensure the traceability and quality of emissions monitoring data. They will also address uncertainty over issues such as uncertainty, olfactometry, spatial uncertainty (sampling location) and detection limits. EN 17255 and QA/QC requirements will be described in detail, and the role of flow measurements in industrial ducts and stacks will be discussed with reference to mass flow calculations and emissions trading schemes. Speakers will also describe instances in which monitoring best practice has been developed. The US regulatory requirements for monitoring particulate matter will also be reviewed.

Fenceline/fugitive/diffuse emissions session

The opening speaker will describe the latest advances in quantitative optical gas imaging (QOGI). A case study will be described involving the quantification of 15 sulphur compounds, total VOCs and odour intensity. In another study, VOCs from an odour control exhaust were tracked. The presentations will cover new technologies and the challenges affecting the implementation of a fenceline monitoring plan.

Later, presentations will focus on innovative measurement technologies, sample conditioning and instrumentation for the direct measurement of corrosive species from combustion. A case study on process control in an Energy from Waste application will be provided, and speakers will explain best practice for CEMS and continuous mercury measurement to optimise mercury reduction measures.


Conference: Day 3

The first speaker will provide an interesting comparison between the North American and European approaches to CEMS DAHS (Data Acquisition and Handling Systems) quality assurance and control, while also describing the development of a new European standard.

Subsequent speakers will describe the semi-continuous analysis of dioxins and furans from stack gas emissions, and trends in probe sampling, as well as a comparison of short-term and long-term dioxin sampling.


CEM 2020 Exhibition

Featuring organisations from all over the world, the CEM 2020 international exhibition will provide visitors with an opportunity to meet many of the world’s leading experts in emissions monitoring. The latest technologies will be on display and visitors will be able determine which equipment best suits their application, and how it should be deployed to ensure regulatory compliance and support process optimisation.

CEM 2020 will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center. See www.cem.uk.com.

About CEM:

CEM 2020 is the 14th in a series of International Conferences and Exhibitions focusing on emissions monitoring. Since its inaugural meeting in 1997 the CEM conferences have been held in the UK, The Netherlands, Denmark, France, Italy, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Portugal and Hungary. The CEM event brings together the international emissions monitoring community to network, trade ideas and discuss technology, methods, applications, legislation and standardisation relevant to all atmospheric pollutants including particulates, SOx, NOx, VOCs, NH3, Hg, BC, HCl, HF, CH4, N2O, CHOH, trace elements and greenhouse gases.

CEM 2020 contact details:
Marcus Pattison

CEM Organiser
Oak Court Business Centre
Sandridge Park, Porters Wood
St. Albans, Hertfordshire  AL3 6PH
Telephone: +44 (0) 1727 858840
Facsimile: +44 (0) 1727 840310


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