First of its kind effort to monitor industrial emissions; what does it entail ?

In a first-of- its kind effort to monitor,

In a first-of- its kind effort to monitor, and thereby regulate, industrial air pollution, Centre for Science and Environment, a New-Delhi based environment research and advocacy body, in collaboration with International Labmate Limited-UK, Source Testing Association-UK, IEA-Clean Coal Centre- UK and FICCI, has organised a three-day conference and exhibition (from 26 September to 28 September 2017) on effectively monitoring industrial emissions in India.

Following on from the highly successful series of CEM events, being held in Europe since 1997, CEM
India is an attempt to provide in-depth information on Indian regulation and policy, guide lines, calibration
and quality control on industrial emissions monitoring to delegates, government and industry
representatives, manufacturers and other stakeholders. The conference, besides presenting case-studies
from both India and across the world on global best practices, installation procedures, data capture and
data management, will offer an understanding of multiple perspectives, with presentations and talks by
researchers, CEMS experts and manufacturers, regulators, and government and industry
representatives. The conference was inaugurated by Mr. A. Sudhakar, Member Secretary, Central
Pollution Control Board (CPCB); Mr. Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General, Centre for Science and
Environment (CSE) and Mr. William Averdieck, Chairman, Source Testing Association (STA).

Mr. Bhushan, speaking on the release of CSE’s manual, ‘CEMS – Continuous Emission Monitoring
Systems: A Technical Guidance Manual’, said, “The manual is a detailed technical guidance to CEMS in
India and aims to serve as a supplement to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) guidelines on the
issue. An effort to support the CEMS initiative of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
(MoEF&CC) and CPCB, the manual covers all the major aspects of a successful CEMS programme and
explains the available technology options, their suitability for an industry and the kind of certification,
calibration and verification required. The manual also explains data acquisition, handing and compliance
check mechanism that we need to put in place to ensure credibility of the system. CEMS regulations and
best practices in Europe, US and those proposed in India have also been discussed in the manual. We,
at CSE, strongly believe that the guidance manual will be useful for those willing to take adequate steps
towards reducing emissions, help in skill and knowledge development of stakeholders and serve to be an
informative guide to inspire proper and successful implementation of CEMS in India.”

Salient Features of CSE’s Guidance Manual on CEMS:
The general concepts of CEMS and its benefits
Details the various sampling techniques of emission monitoring from stack
Various technologies for dust monitoring in flue gas are enlisted and explained
An elucidation of the various technologies for key gaseous pollutant monitoring in flue gas
These parameters include gas flow rate, ultrasonic flow monitors and pitot tubes
Explains the requirements for the implementation of CEMS in India, Europe and US
A ready guide for suitable CEMS technology selection in various industries
Provides technical guidance on how and where to install CEMS equipment
Lists and discusses the provisions regarding quality assurance and control for CEMS developed
in Europe and US
Details of the procedure followed in prominent countries, and the need to follow similar guidelines
in India
Details of the principles, procedure and practices for its operation, as developed in Europe and
US, and provisions in India
Running parallel to the conference, an exhibition of CEM Domestic and International equipment
manufacturers and suppliers has also been organised, as part of the event, to demonstrate and provide
technical guidance on the latest CEM products and services available in the market and their suitability.
Some of the participating CEMS manufacturers include Ankersmid Sampling, Apex Instruments,
Environmental Technology Publications, Environnement S.A Group, Fives Pillard, Focused Photonics,
Forbes Marshall, Gasmet Technologies (Asia), LNI Swissgass, M&C TechGroup, Nevco Engineers,
Pollution SRL, Prima Equipment, Spantech Products, Turnkey Instruments.

The Way Forward:
Over the next two days, the conference will see participation from and present perspectives of well-known
industry groups such as TATA Power, the Linde Group; research organisations such as VTT Technical

Research Centre of Finland and leading environment organisations. The conference will be one of the
more unique platforms that promote a positive and well-rounded discussion by bringing together
representatives from every domain, which, in this case, will be involved in making the CEMS model a
success, while simultaneously presenting a ‘ready –to-use and adopt’ solution model.


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