Introduction to Air Pollution Management


  • Outstanding Features
  • Course Overview
  • Target Audience
  • You Will Learn How to
  • Topics
  • Course Details
  • Certifications
  • LMS Course Resources

Outstanding Features

Take that extra step in to increase your knowledge in controlling the impact air pollution has on your facility. Our industry renowned experts, whom are currently responsible for the Air Quality Management Program for the City of Riyadh will lead you through a 3 day interactive program covering compliance, control of air emissions, air quality, modelling and mitigations.

Course Overview

The course will start with a basic understanding of air emissions, air dispersion and air quality. Types of air pollutants and applicable environmental regulations will be discussed. An overview of monitoring and control of air emissions and air quality levels will be provided (i.e, installation of continuous emission monitoring systems, development of background air quality levels monitoring campaigns). Evaluation of air quality impact will be introduced, through a preliminary overview of regulatory air dispersion models and advanced forecasting systems. Environmental compliance for permitting processes as well as compliance with international standards related to air quality will be covered. Mitigation measures for the control of air pollution will be introduced.

Target Audience

This course is designed to familiarize in-house non-technical and technical people with the steps required to manage air pollution, including but not limited to those working in Environment and HSE. All new entrants, non-technical and technical alike, along with more experienced people that require a broader understanding of air pollution will benefit from this course. The course can be tailored to a specific audience and industry sector.

You Will Learn How to

  • Define the difference between air emissions and air quality
  • Identify the different air pollutant types, environmental and health consequences and air quality standards
  • Understand the dispersion of air pollutants in the atmosphere, from the emission source to the ground
  • Identify methods to monitor and control air emissions from an industrial facility
  • Recognise, measure and understand background levels of air pollution in your project area
  • Evaluate tools for air quality impact from an industrial facility
  • Explain the purpose of air dispersion modelsand how to interpret its results
  • Identify the mitigation measures that can help reduce air quality impact


  • Basic understanding of air emissions, air dispersion and air quality
  • Types of air pollutants, environmental and health consequences
  • Applicable environmental regulations, national and international standards
  • Monitoring and control of air emissions
  • Characterization of background air quality levels
  • Overview of air dispersion models for air quality impact assessment
  • Introduction to advanced forecasting air quality models
  • Mitigation measures

Course Details

Day 1


  • Differences between air emissions and air quality
  • Types of air pollutants, environmental and health consequences
  • Dispersion of air pollutants
  • Air emissions and air quality regulations

Air Emissions Monitoring

  • Fundamentals on air emission calculations
  • In-Stack monitoring of air emissions
  • Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS)

Background Air quality Characterization

  • Importance of background air quality levels: greenfield vs brownfield
  • Design of campaigns for the monitoring background air quality

Day 2

Introduction to Air Dispersion Models

  • Introduction to regulatory air dispersion models: screening, steady state models, non-steady state models
  • Model Inputs, outputs and limitations
  • Selection of appropriate model

Air Dispersion Modelling Assessments

  • Objectives of modelling assessments
  • Inputs definition and modelling framework set up
  • Evaluation and understanding of modelling results
  • Compliance assessment
  • Mitigation measures

Advanced Regional Air Quality Solutions

  • Introduction to advanced photo-chemical forecasting air quality models
  • Air pollution management strategies


2 Days

LMS Course Resources

Tomás Ostolaza

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