Distance - Air pollution: Sources, Legislation and Control (1.2 CEUs)


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This course is approximately 3-4 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

This course will discuss common air pollutants, their effects, and sources. It will provide a brief introduction to the relationships between air pollution, climate change, and health effects. Relevant standards and legislation as well as air quality indicators will be discussed. Dispersion modelling techniques will be presented along with air quality monitoring techniques. Approximately half of the course will be dedicated to air pollution control equipment for particulate matter and VOCs.
Upon completion of this course the participant will have gained an understanding of common air pollutants, their effects and sources. The participant will be knowledgeable in relevant legislation and air quality indicators. The participant will also be able to carry out simple dispersion modelling. The participant will be able to make initial equipment selection decisions for specific air pollution control scenarios.
Target Audience
The target audience for this course are engineers of any background, working or newly graduated. Non-engineers looking to gain knowledge of air pollution legislation and control can also benefit from this course.
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify common pollutants and their effects
  • Perform simple dispersion modelling calculations
  • Perform CO2 equivalent calculations concerning greenhouse gas emissions
  • Select appropriate air pollution control equipment
  • Calculate the effectiveness of equipment pieces
  • Calculate air quality indices
Special Features
The course will use an interactive format to demonstrate application of the concepts that are presented. Participants will have a chance to apply the knowledge that they gain and have feedback from the instructor and other participants.
Materials Required
  • Calculators
  • Course notes

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

Dr. Lindsay Miller-Branovacki

My name is Dr. Lindsay Miller – Branovacki. I have a Masters degree in Civil Engineering and a Doctoral degree in Environmental Engineering. I am also registered with Professional Engineers Ontario. I have taught a wide range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of Windsor, Ontario. I have worked as an environmental engineer for Chrysler Canada Research and Development. My main research interests include air quality, health effects, sustainability and life cycle analysis. I have worked on collaborative projects with Health Canada, Union Gas, AUTO21 and Woodbridge Automotive. I have published in several academic journals and have presented at international conferences on diverse topics.

Common air pollutants, sources, and legislation
  • Common air pollutants, sources, and effects
  • Legislation, standards and air quality indices
  • Climate change and CO2 equivalents
  • Dispersion modelling 
Air pollution control equipment
  • Particulate matter – characteristics of the gas stream
  • Particulate matter control equipment selection
  • Calculating efficiency of control devices
  • VOC control equipment selection

TLNT reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. TLNT's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. TLNT is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations. Please click here for complete policies.

This is a Professional Development Distance Program course. These are open to a start date after you register, not scheduled for a specific date.

We could offer any of our courses at a location of your choice and customized contents according to your needs, please contact us at : inhouse@tlnt-training.com or click here  to submit an online request.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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