Topic outline

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Information relating to the training package, its key elements, requirements and means of certification

    • Session 1: Monitoring strategy and siting of equipment

      An understanding of:

      • The nature of air pollution (particles, gases, semi-volatile and condensable substances, etc)
      • Monitoring systems: active, passive
      • Siting equipment

      • Session 2: Diffusion tubes

        An introduction to:

        • Principles of operation
        • QA/QC activities
        • Bias calculation
        • Reporting results

        • Session 3: Other monitoring techniques

          An explanation of the principles of monitoring:

          • Gases
          • Particles
          • Semi-volatiles

          • Session 4: Instrument calibration

            An insight into:

            • The principles of analysis for a variety of pollutants
            • Calibration of instruments
            • Use of information from calibrations in the operation of networks and data processing.

            • Session 5: Data management

              An introduction to:

              • Validation and ratification of data.
              • When to reject data - examples of “good “ and “bad” quality datasets.
              • The application of correction factors to TEOM PM data

              • Session 6: Tools and thresholds for screening assessment

                An overview of;

                • Sources of emission
                • Activity thresholds
                • Screening modelling
                • Reporting procedures/templates

                • Essentials of LAQM 2 Knowledge Check

                  The LAQM 2 Knowledge Check will enable you to review your understanding of the course material from the 6 sessions across LAQM 2. 

                  Participants will have three attempts at the Knowledge Check and a score of 75% is required to pass.