Acoem to take centre stage at the 2024 Clean Air and Environment Conference (CASANZ) in Hobart

Acoem & CASANZ: Creating synergies in air quality solutions

Acoem, a global pioneer in air quality monitoring, has always had a strong presence at Australia and New Zealand’s pre-eminent clean air biennial conference and exhibition hosted by the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ). This year Acoem is proud to be participating at the event as a ‘Gold Sponsor’.

Over a period spanning nearly 50 years, the partnership between CASANZ and Acoem has remained steadfast, with the company contributing to the advancement of research on a diverse range of air quality subjects, leading discussions on emerging trends, participating in workshops and forums and launching new products and technologies to advance the industry and provide a clear path forward.

A partnership of scientific and engineering excellence in the Acoem Era

After 45 years of trading under the Ecotech name and cementing a global reputation for excellence in environmental monitoring, the company became an integral part of the Acoem group. The united Acoem organisation is now made up of close to 1000 employees, 6 manufacturing facilities and 5 R&D centres in 9 countries with 200+ distributors — providing trusted, holistic data solutions for our customers in nearly 100 countries and creating environments of possibility for all.

 

But the decades-long relationship with the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) continues with Acoem’s gold sponsorship of the event, which will be held in Hobart, Tasmania from 26 to 28 August.

 

This year, Acoem will be presenting three papers at the conference, highlighting its extensive research and development capabilities and ongoing commitment to improving global air quality.

Evaluating different options for construction site particulate monitoring

The first presentation by Grant Kassell, Acoem Australasia Acting Country Manager and Engineering, Research and Development Manager, focuses on the tightening of regulations for particulate monitoring on construction sites. While reference standard equipment ensures accurate, reliable results and compliance with regulatory limits, cost, site space and availability of power may limit the number of reference stations and sampling locations possible. Co-locating lower cost instruments, like the ES-405 particle profiler can still offer considerable accuracy with a number of benefits in the monitoring regime as evidenced in the data from a year-long monitoring project at Bridgewater Bridge – Tasmania’s largest-ever transport infrastructure project.

Improved aerosol measurement for air quality studies

The second paper, co-authored by Grant Kassell, Dr Jost Lavric and David Logan is a comparative study of the data set of Acoem’s class-leading nephelometers – the original Aurora and the more recent Aurora NE Series and how data from both instruments can be merged accurately to ensure ongoing consistency and longevity across instrument classes. Using both the single wavelength and triple wavelengths with backscatter nephelometers from both instrument series., the data set contains measurements of background and urban air masses, over varied temperature and humidity conditions, including the elevated readings from Victoria’s autumn-controlled burn season. This session will be particularly interesting for researchers seeking to upgrade their equipment between multi-year studies and future-proof their data.

 

A higher-sensitivity, lower-maintenance beta gauge solution

The third, Dr David A. Gobeli’s poster presentation, will focus on results obtained from 2 U.S test sites of the recently modified and upgraded version of the EPA-designated for PM2.5, Met One BAM-1022 – the BAM-1022-PLUS with substantially enhanced sensitivity and reduced routine maintenance. Test sites in metropolitan Los Angeles and metropolitan New York City indicated that collocated, triplicate BAM-1022-PLUS beta gauges operating under sub-10 mg/m3 PM2.5 concentrations produced low-noise, hourly concentrations with RMS precision value of around 12% at both sites and exceeded the US-EPA RMS precision requirement for daily concentrations.

Meet the Acoem team at CASANZ 2024

In addition to presenting at the CASANZ conference, Acoem will also be exhibiting at the event. We invite CASANZ participants to visit the Acoem stand (#22) to meet with our team of air quality specialists Liz Edwards and Chris White, led by Grant Kassell, Acting Country Manager and Engineering, Research and Development Manager.

 

About Acoem Australasia

Acoem Australasia (formerly known as Ecotech Pty Ltd), has emerged as a pioneering force in the region, delivering advanced data and integrated air quality monitoring solutions to businesses and industries across Australasia.

From mining and manufacturing to construction and agriculture, Acoem Australasia provides tailored solutions that help businesses meet regulatory requirements, mitigate environmental impact, and protect their employees and communities.

For more information about Acoem air quality monitoring solutions, visit www.acoem.com/australasia or contact us at email@acoem.com

 

About CASANZ

The Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) is an organisation dedicated to improving the quality of our air. The association includes members from a wide range of sectors, sharing a common interest in environmental science and management.

CASANZ works to promote awareness and understanding of the issues affecting air quality. With the support of local and world-renowned leaders in the sector, it facilitates training courses, workshops, webinars and events. It hosts a biennial conference and grants awards to leaders in the air quality space, celebrating the work being done to achieve cleaner air in our region and beyond.

 

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