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    WEF/A&WMA Odors and Air Pollutants 2010

    March 21 – 24, 2010
    Charlotte Convention Center
    Charlotte, North Carolina 

    Technical Program

    Onsite Program 

    Odors and Air Pollutants 2010 is designed to foster informed decision-making and encourage the use of effective innovative technologies.  The conference's technical program stresses real-life experiences and lessons learned.  The conference will include oral presentations, interactive discussions, posters, workshops, and exhibits.  

    Opening General Session
    Sunday, March 21, 2010 | 2:30pm – 5:00pm
    The Opening General Session will focus on both odor control and air quality management.  The session's first keynote speaker will address the need to characterize, contain, and control odors from various emissions sources in ways that meet the expectations of neighboring communities.

    The second keynote speaker will discuss how the impacts from Global Climate Change are affecting water and wastewater treatment plants. Approaches to characterizing greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment processes, reducing the energy demand from existing facilities, and developing renewable energy alternatives will be discussed.

    Conference Workshops
    This year in Charlotte, we are very pleased to be hosting two pre-conference workshops and one tour.
    Workshop A Agenda 
    Workshop B Agenda 


    Workshop A - Protocols for Preparing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Inventories at Wastewater Treatment Plants
    Sunday, March 21, 2010 | 8:30am - 2:00pm

    Sponsored by the WEF Air Quality and Odor Control Committee  This workshop will provide an overview of the protocols associated with the preparation of GHG emission inventories and present the state-of-the-science in characterizing GHG emissions from wastewater treatment processes. A discussion on the uses of GHG emissions in assessing treatment process alternatives will be included. Learning Objectives:  Present protocols for developing an inventory for greenhouse gas emissions Describe limitations in sampling and quantifying greenhouse gas emissions, particularly nitrous oxide and methane from wastewater treatment plants Discuss potential conflicts in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions while meeting existing water quality policies and objectives Specifically designed for: Facility designers, environmental planners and policy makers.

    Workshop B - Sampling and Measurement of Odors and Odorants at Wastewater Treatment Plants
    Sunday, March 21, 2010 | 8:30am - 2:00pm

    Sponsored by the Air & Waste Management Association  This workshop will review the current approaches to collecting and sampling odors from wastewater treatment plants. A variety of odor sampling and collection equipment will be available for participants to examine. Learning Objectives:  Understand current standard methods in collecting representative samples for laboratory evaluation. Although air phase samples are the key focus, liquid based sampling will also be discussed. Participate in the discussions highlighting the critical importance for developing a national/worldwide standard protocol for representative sampling procedures. View, touch, pick up, and play with materials and instruments used to collect samples.  Vendors will be present with their equipment to demonstrate how it works and how to use it to implement a successful sample collection project. Time will be allocated to allow participants to learn from the providers and experienced field experts on the appropriate use of the equipment. Listen to the experts relate their experiences with case histories and the critical importance of collecting representative samples in a uniform and scientific manner following industry standard procedures. Leave with a better understanding of the standard care that is necessary when planning and implementing a sample collection project. Specifically designed for: Plant managers and operators, process engineers, scientists and planners.