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WWEM 2012 to focus on the quality of monitoring- WWEM Conferences

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WWEM 2012, the 5th in a series of highly successful environmental monitoring events, will return to the Telford International Centre on 7th and 8th November 2012 to provide visitors with the latest information on regulations, standards, methods and technologies employed in laboratory, field and process monitoring applications.

Organised in conjunction with the Environment Agency and the Water Monitoring Association (WMA), WWEM 2012 is also supported by BMTA, British Water, ChromSoc, CIWEM, CoGDEM, Gambica, PROFIBUS, SIRA, SWIG, UKAS, and UKTI.

In addition to two major Conferences, WWEM2012 will also provide over 70 Workshops and an Exhibition featuring 120 of the world’s leading organisations in environmental monitoring. Both Conferences have received the approval of The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and will contribute to delegates’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

WWEM Conferences
The first conference (7th November) will focus on process monitoring and will feature speakers from the Environment Agency, WRc and SIRA. Entitled ‘2012 Update on Regulation and Certification’ the presentations will be of interest to any municipal or industrial organisation with a discharge consent, in addition to consultants, contractors, instrument manufacturers, regulators, academia and researchers.

The second conference (8th November) is being organised by the British Measurement and Testing Association (BMTA) which represents the interests of over 400 UKAS accredited laboratories. The Conference, entitled: ‘Advances in Measurements in Environmental Laboratories’, incorporates an impressive list of speakers from UKAS, FERA, water companies and commercial laboratories.

Workshops
Over 70 workshops will be available during the event and whilst visitors will not have to reserve places; they will have to plan their visit carefully in order to ensure that they attend the most relevant workshops and conference presentations, whilst also allocating time to visit the exhibition.

The workshops will cover a broad spectrum of environmental monitoring topics. For example, there will be presentations on the monitoring of groundwater and on high resolution multi-site monitoring of surface water to inform the development of legislation. Several workshops will examine wastewater sampling and monitoring, and others will look at ways to improve energy efficiency in wastewater treatment. There will be presentations on laboratory automation and on liquid handling systems, as well as quality assurance in the laboratory and several of the workshops will cover subjects such as calibration and the use of traceable reference standards. Almost all of the most common water quality parameters will be discussed with specific presentations on TOC, COD, pH, colour, DO, ammonia, toxicity, turbidity, odour, SVOCs and metals. Water level and flow monitoring techniques will also be discussed in addition to telemetry and data transmission.

The Council of Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring (CoGDEM) is helping to organise the gas detection zone, which will also run a programme of workshops covering the latest technologies, sampling, calibration, and the benefits to be gained from monitoring toxic, combustible or explosive gases.

International Exhibition
The 2012 exhibition will be even larger than its predecessors with around 120 organisations displaying the latest products and services for the environmental testing and monitoring market, including several that will have recently received MCERTS.

The exhibitors in the gas detection zone will focus on new technology and products to detect hazards such as exposure to low oxygen levels in confined spaces and to toxic and flammable gases in the workplace.

New at WWEM 2012
This year’s event will see the launch of more new products than ever before with many companies unveiling new monitoring technologies and YSI Hydrodata will launch a new company; combining the market leading technologies of YSI, SONTEK, AADI and WTW; Xylem Analytics UK Ltd will be unveiled at WWEM 2012.

Envitech will launch a new ammonia monitor and controller and OTT Hydrometry will unveil a new groundwater monitor, a new portable flow meter and a new range of dataloggers.

Pollution & Process Monitoring Ltd will launch their latest Proam ammonia technology for reliable continuous wastewater analysis. Isodaq Technology will demonstrate their new Tadpole GPRS logger for monitoring remote sites in harsh environments and Intellitect Water will reveal the success that the company’s unique in-pipe monitoring technology has achieved in effluent ammonia monitoring.

ProMinent Fluid Controls (UK) Ltd will launch the new DulcoFlow flow meter and Nitto Kohki will present a full range of air, gas and liquid pumps.

HACH LANGE’s process monitoring booth will focus on the company’s most recent MCERTS awards in addition to the company’s real-time wastewater treatment optimisation solution (W.T.O.S.).

STS Instruments Ltd will showcase their novel solution for the identification and quantification of organic pollution using the SMF4, a portable fluorimeter and VEGA will be exhibiting a new non-contact microwave radar level transmitter.

New monitoring applications for WWEM 2012 will include the SeSys high resolution digital IP cameras which enable utility companies to protect assets and monitor processes, and Ashtead Technology’s fleet of rental infrared cameras which are used for energy efficiency investigations, checking electrical equipment, predictive maintenance of mechanical equipment and remote measurement of level inside tanks.

In the gas zone, Gardner Denver Thomas will launch the next generation of miniature air sampling pumps and Gas Measurement Instruments will be showing the new PS200, which they claim is the most flexible gas detector on the market.

Enviro Technology will showcase ‘electronic nose’ technology for waste odour monitoring and with over 65,000 gas monitors across thousands of customer sites currently operating on iNet – Industrial Scientific will demonstrate this web-based application for managing an organisation’s entire gas detector fleet.

Amongst the exhibitors in the laboratory sector, ESSLAB will be showing the new MicroLab 600 liquid handling system, for the preparation of samples and standards. HACH LANGE will unveil the new DR3900 spectrophotometer and
Palintest will be pack their stand with new innovations including a new range of electrochemical instruments and the new Compact Turbimeter.

Meet the Buyer
Key individuals from Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Turkey have been invited to WWEM 2012 on 8th November by UKTI. These delegates will be in a position to make decisions about purchasing goods and services, and a registration website will enable UK company representatives to book meetings with them. Once the programme has been finalised, a link to the ‘Meet the Buyer’ registration will be posted on www.wwem.uk.com.

For visitors that pre-register at www.wwem.uk.com, entry to the Exhibition and Workshops is free of charge, and also includes complimentary parking, food and refreshments. Entrance to the WWEM 2012 (CPD) conferences will cost £55 per day or £100 for both days.

As preparations intensify for WWEM 2012, the organisers are urging visitors to register as soon as possible and to study the workshop and conference programme carefully, so that they can tailor their personal agenda to experience the topics of greatest interest, whilst allocating plenty of time to view the enormous quantity of new products that will be on show in the Exhibition.

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