February 24-28, 2014
This 4.5 day lecture/laboratory course is designed for chemists and technicians responsible for the monitoring of ambient air. Calibration of continuous analyzers is covered. This course emphasizes the reference and equivalent methods for air quality standards, including Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Ozone (O3), and Carbon Monoxide (CO). Quality assurance programs and preparation for instrument performance audits are also introduced. Laboratory procedures and principles include the nondispersive infrared method for CO; UV fluorescent method for sulfur compounds; the chemiluminescent method and UV calibrations procedure for O3; and the chemiluminescent method for NO2. Students also learn the use of dynamic calibration systems to calibrate continuous air monitoring equipment and to determine performance specifications of the various instruments. A scientific calculator is needed for preparing laboratory reports.
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Registration Deadline: January 24, 2014
Course Capacity: 15 people
Direct Link to registration: REGISTER NOW
Once you have received approval from your agency to attend this course, please register through the EPA Air Pollution Training Institute (APTI). The APTI Learning Management System can be accessed at: http://www.apti-learn.net/. This system requires that participants register on this system if they have not already done so. We encourage you to register as soon as possible, as we anticipate this course to fill quickly!
We are expecting this course to fill quickly, therefore if you should need to cancel, please do so by the cancellation deadline such that we can offer your spot to another agency staff member. Please note that after the cancellation deadline or in the event of a no-show, MARAMA will not be able to pay your registration fee.
Cancellation Deadline: January 24, 2014
Steve Szulecki is requesting that you complete a training application and email it to Paul Sauers, Program Assistant, Rutgers Air Pollution Training Program (sauers [at] envsci.rutgers.edu) as soon as you have registered. Should you have any questions, Paul can be reached at 848-932-5788.
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Training Application Deadline: January 15, 2014
MARAMA is not providing a room block for this course. You can make your hotel reservation at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center. Please make your reservation and complete a Travel Expense Form including the original receipts and MARAMA will reimbursement you. The room rate is $75.00 per night. Please do this as soon as possible to get your room at the Conference Center.
Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center
Approx. 10 minute walk to course location
Facilities website: http://ruicc.rutgers.edu/
178 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Main Phone: 732-932-9144
Main Fax: 732-932-6952
MARAMA is able to provide support for two staff members, up to the amount of $1,600 per person, from MARAMA member agencies. The funds are expected to cover the cost of lodging, subsistence, transportation, and tuition based on MARAMA's travel policies. Overnight support is not available to those who live within 50 miles of the course location.
Pre-approval by the MARAMA Executive Director is needed for alternative or additional support. If alternative or additional support is needed, please contact Sue Dilli for further information at sdilli [at] marama.org or 443-901-1882.