Regulators Training on Continuous Emission Monitoring System: From Understanding to Implementation

February  6 – 10, 2017

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi organized a one week training programme on “Continuous Emission Monitoring System- From Understanding to Implementation” from 6th to 10th February 2017 at its main office at 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi. The training programme was organized under CSE’s capacity building initiatives as per the tripartite agreement between CSE, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The training programme was designed to develop the knowledge base and skills of regulators on following aspects of continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS):

  • Basic understanding of “Real time monitoring/ or continuous emission monitoring system” and its importance.

  • Status of CEMS implementation and challenges in implementation

  • Technical knowledge and practical experience on suitable device selection, correct installation, operation & maintenance, data transmission, inspection and compliance check.

  • Checklist preparation for inspection of CEMS installations and course correction for proper implementation.

  • Field visits for hands on experience.


The training was attended by 31 participants from 14 stat pollution control boards (SPCBs). The participant group included environmental engineers, scientific officers, environment officers, lab heads and field officers. The training sessions involved lectures, group exercise, discussions and presentation and field visits to get hands on experience of CEMS. A diverse group of experts including experts from CSE, CEMS device manufacturers and service providers were involved as resource persons.

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Programme Schedule

Day 1
Welcome and introduction
By: Nivit Kumar Yadav
Status of CEMS implementation
By: Sanjeev K. Kanchan
CEMS in Orissa
By: Subhadarsini Das
PM - CEMS technology options
By: Sanjeev K. Kanchan
PM CEMS- Operation & maintenance
By: Sanjeev K. Kanchan

Day 2
Gaseous CEMS- technology selection and operation & maintenance
By: Prasad Mukherjee
Best practices in CEMS
By: Sanjeev K. Kanchan

Day 4
Technical presentation for real time ETP monitoring CSE
By Ajit Joshi & Amol Malode

Day 5
Data acquisition and handling system
By: Sudheesh Narayanan