The organisers of AQE 2017 (, the international Air Quality and Emissions Show (Telford, UK, 24-25th May) have published the programme for Day 2 of the event. Developed in partnership with IAPSC (Investigation of Air Pollution Standing Conference), there will be three sessions covering: pervasive air quality monitoring; vehicle emissions monitoring and data management; and local air quality management and policy.

“The High Court has instructed the UK Government to produce draft plans on how it will tackle air pollution in the UK’s towns and cities, and these are likely to be published in April, so AQE 2017 is perfectly timed,” comments AQE organiser Marcus Pattison. “The speakers will address the major role that monitoring can perform in helping to identify effective air quality improvement measures, such as those identified in the recent NICE guidelines. As part of its consultation process, NICE is looking for evidence of successful measures and specifically rules out studies which rely exclusively on modelling, so there will be a greater emphasis on monitoring.”

Speakers from academia, local authorities and industry will provide delegates with the latest information on technologies, air quality strategy, and best practice in traffic-related pollution issues. The presentations will include cases studies on the deployment of monitors as well as initiatives to reduce pollution in urban areas, and on the collection and presentation of air quality data.

Air quality is also affected by industrial emissions, so the first day of AQE 2017 will focus on industrial emissions monitoring – regulations, standards, methods and technologies, and the agenda for this day will be published shortly.

Visitors to AQE 2017 will also benefit from the opportunity to attend an Exhibition with more than 90 stands featuring many of the world’s leading organisations in air quality monitoring; providing a unique opportunity to see all of the latest developments in instrumentation and monitoring services. In addition, registered visitors will be able to attend over 50 free walk-in workshops, mostly provided by exhibitors, addressing a wide variety of monitoring themes including ambient air quality, stack emissions, process gas, occupational safety, fugitive emissions and boundary monitoring.

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