First ever conference on Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) in India to help combat air pollution, co-hosted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

CSE releases the first and only comprehensive technical guidance manual on CEMS in India to effectively monitor industrial air-pollution

  • 40 countries join in the first ever conference on CEMS in India to chart a way towards better usage of pollution monitoring systems

  • Over 50 CEMS manufacturers, from across the world, exhibit their equipment at the conference

  • CSE releases ‘CEMS – Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems: A Technical Guidance Manual’ to lead the way towards better and effective monitoring of air pollution levels in India 

New Delhi, September 26, 2017: 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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