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Programme
Updated 6 July

The Conference Programme is correct at this time, however the CASANZ 2011 Conference Committee reserve the right to alter or delete items from the programme as circumstances dictate. Changes will be noticed here on the conference website.

Saturday 30 July - Full day Training and Mesausrement Sig
Sunday 31 July - Half day Odour, Transport, Greenhouse Gases, Modelling, Indoor Air
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Sunday 31 July
Official  Opening / Welcome
1300
Keynote: Prof Bert Brunekreef
1330
1430 Student Papers Announcement / Presentations
Concurrent Sessions 1440 - 15.40
Exposure and Health Air Toxics Transport Odour
An Assessment Of The Health Effects Of Domestic Coal Sourced Particulate Pollution In A Small Town.  Simon Kingham  The Impact Of The September 2009 Australian Dust Storm On Air Quality In Urban Auckland.  Perry Davy    A Comparative Investigation Of C6-C15 Hydrocarbons Emitted From A Passenger Car Powered By Unleaded Petrol and 10% Ethanol Fuel. Godwin Ayoko   Air Quality and Odour Impact Assessment of an Estate Containing Noxious and Offensive Industry. Andrew Balch
Impact Of Smoke From Biomass Burning On Air Quality In Rural Communities Of Australia. Melita Keywood  Sea Spray And Soil Contributions To PM10 Concentrations In Airsheds In Napier, New Zealand. Emily Wilton   Simulation Of Vehicle Emission Factors For Cold Start Conditions: An Initial Examination Of Modal Data And A New Method. Robin Smit   Impact Of Source To Receptor Transportation Processes On The Assessment Of Odorous Emissions. Richard Stuetz  
Methodology For Health Risk Assessment Of Australian Air Pollutant Sources Using Harp. Andrew Martin     Chemical And Physical Characterisation Of Fine Particles: Assessment Of Motor Vehicle Contributions. David French   Dynamic Olfactomety Health Risk Assessments. Frank Fleer  
Afternoon Tea / Students Event
1540
Concurrent Sessions 1630 - 1730
Transport and Health Climate Change Particulates Modelling - Industry Applications
Carboxyhemoglobin in the Blood as a Biomarker of Urban Air Pollution Exposure: The Role of Body Physiology and Activity Level in Patterns of Uptake. Kim Dirks   A 29 Year Record Of Ozone In The Southern Ocean Marine Boundary Layer From Cape Grim,Tasmania 41° S. Ian Galbally   Ambient Monitoring for L&M Mining Limited at Earnscleugh Central Otago. Prue Harwood   Use of Dispersion Models in the Assessment of Impacts from Spray Evaporation. Iain Cowan 
Cyclist Exposure To Traffic Pollution: Microscale Variance, The Impact Of Route Choice And Comparisons To Other Modal Choices In Two New Zealand Cities. Woodrow Pattinson The Limitations Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimation Techniques In Emerging Industries: A Case Study Of The Coal Seam Gas Sector In Australia. Mitchell Kelly Assessment Of Aeolian Dust Properties In The Port Hedland Area And Implications For Future Air Quality Management Strategies. David Joseph Performance Of Calpuff In Predicting Time-Resolved Particulate Matter Concentrations From A Large Scale Surface Mining Operation. Scott Fishwick
The Relationship Between Ultrafine Particles From Traffic Emissions And Children’s Health (Uptech). Lidia Morawska Passive Biofiltration Of Methane From Landfills. Richard Stuetz Is A Dust Deposition Data Set of Any Value in a Modern Measurement World? Howard Bridgman Modelling a stack release of  biogas from a wastewater lagoon. Matthew Pickett
1730 - Welcome Reception
Free evening
Monday 1 August
Keynote: Alistair Woodward
0830 - 0915
Concurrent Sessions 915 - 1030
Transport Regional Modelling Ambient Woodsmoke Indoor Air
Trends in NZ's Light Duty Vehicle Fleet Emissions 2003 to 2009. Gerda Kuschel ION Beam Analysis, Positive Matrix Factorisation And Wind Back Trajectories, Tools For PM2.5 Particle Research In Australia. Armand Atanacio Particulate Matter Pollution During The Winter In Masterton, New Zealand: Characterisation And Source Apportionment. Travis Ancelet A Study Of Indoor Air Quality In Typical Australian Dwellings. Ian Galbally
Vehicle Emissions and Local Air Quality. NZ Transport Agency National Air Quality Monitoring Network. Rob Hannaby Modelling Cummulative Impacts of Bushfire and Industrial Emissions in the Pilbara Region of Australia Using TAPM-CTM. Owen Pitts Arsenic Associated With Air Particulate Matter Pollution In Urban Auckland. Perry Davy Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) and BTEX in Australian Dwellings. Min Cheng
A Multi-Method Assessment Of The Impact Of Road Traffic On Local Air Quality In Auckland. Ian Longley A Review of Feedback Between Dust Aerosols and Atmospheric Boundary Layer Characteristics. Omid Alizadeh Choobari An Assessment Of The Contributions Of Wood-Burning To Particulate Concentrations In Launceston. Rob Gillett A Comparison Of Indoor Air Quality In Australian Dwellings With Indoor Air Quality Overseas. Suzie Molloy
Assessment of Air Quality Impacts Using Screening Tools. Jacinda Shen Blanket –The Base-Line Air Network Of EPA Tasmania, A Real-Time Smoke Monitoring Network. John Innis Indoor Air Quality in the Main Library at the Federal University of São Carlos. Jose A. S. Goncalves
1030 - 1100 - Morning Tea
Concurrent Sessions 1100 - 1230
Exposure and Health Modelling - Comparison and Validation Domestic Heating Odour
The Chemical Composition And Toxicity Of Particulates Collected From Timaru, New Zealand. Jo Cavanagh Preliminary Comparison of Two Methods for Importing TAPM Meteorological Data into CALMET and Their Influence on CALPUFF Predictions. Martin Doyle Characterisation Of Particulate Matter Emissions From A Modern Wood Burner Under Varying Burner Conditions. Travis Ancelett A Bayesian Approach To Odour Recognition, With Examples From Environmental Air Quality Studies Using An Electronic Nose. Graham Bell
Respirable Silica Exposure on a Screen Production Set. Robert Murray Comparison Of Near Field Impacts Of Emergency Release Determined By Ausplume And Charm. Alison Radford Effects Of Fuel And Operation On Particulate Emissions From Woodburners. Shanju Xie Innovative FIDOL Assessment By Field Odour Survey And Meteorology Analysis. Rhys Kevern
An Evaluation Of The Relative Contribution Of Domestic And Traffic Sources Of PM10 To Cause-Specific Mortality. Simon Kingham An Evaluation Of Ausplume-Prime With Neutral And Stable Flow Wind Tunnel Building Affected Dispersion Data - John Taylor Measurement Of Real-World Particulate Emissions From Domestic Wood-Burners - Christchurch. Jeff Bluett Comparison Of Two Methods For Community Odour Annoyance Surveys – Project Field. Tracy Freeman
Health Benefits of Cleaning Up Christchurch’s Air. Emily Wilton The Sensitivity Of Modelling To Geophysical Parameter Changes Over Complex Terrain. Peter D'Abreton Apportioning PM10 Emissions from Residential Woodheaters in Melbourne, Australia, Using Chemical Tracer Levoglucosan. Simone Muir Application Of Field Odour Surveys For Validating Odour Modelling For A Poultry Farm. Geordie Galvin
How Toxic is Your PM10?  A Reivew of Some Apsects of the HAPiNZ Reports. Pat Palmer An analytical puff modelling framework as an alternative to the Gaussian plume approach: the case of light-wind dispersion. Ashok Luhar Spatial And Seasonal Odour Emission Characteristics Of Litter From Tunnel Ventilated Broiler Sheds. Richard Stuetz
Lunch
1230 - 1330
Keynote: Prof Judith Chow - 1330 - 1415
Concurrent Sessions 1415 - 1530
Measuring and Monitoring Special session: Predicting future air quality in Victoria Instrumentation and Emission Control Indoor Air
In The Australian Region Of The Southern Hemisphere. Ian Galbally Predicting Future Air Quality in Victoria: Literature Review and Project Design. Sean Walsh Design and field testing methodologies for continuous particulate monitors. David Gobeli Concentrations Of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers Indoors And Outdoors Of Houses In Melbourne. Rob Gillett
Benzene And Btex In Air In Urban And Rural Regions Of Australia. Min Cheng Victorian Air Emissions Inventory For 2006. Walter Delaney Airborne Particle Samplers and Difraction. Mike Fry Indoor PM10 Measured In Woodburning Homes At 1 Minute Resolution. Ian Longley
Ambient Atmospheric Mercury Measurements in Sydney. Anthony Morrison Techniques For Verifying Air Emissions Estimates. Andrew Marshall Challenges for reduction in emissions in old electrostatic precipatators. Debasish Chakrabarti Contributions to Indoor PM2.5 within Australian Dwellings. Suzie Molloy
Investigation Of Ambient Air Quality At Gladstone, Queensland In 2008 – 2010: A Chemical Perspective. Daphne Shu-Huei Huang Developing Biogenic Emission Sources Data For Chemical Transport Modelling. Mark Bannister Workplace Exposure To Particles From Nanotechnology Processes. Lidia Morawska
Afternoon Tea 1530 - 1600
Concurrent Session 1600 - 1700
Transport and Health Special session: Predicting future air quality in Victoria Monitoring & Measurement Policy & Planning
Exposure To Ultrafine Particles In Cars In Auckland Traffic. Ian Longley Assessment Of A Dynamical Downscaling System For Undertaking Air Quality Projections In Melbourne, Australia. Martin Cope 119. Best Practice Soil Gas Monitoring. Frank Fleer VOC Emission Reductions Achievable Through National Product-Based Regulation Of Surface Coatings. Yvonne Scorgie
In-Vehicle Exposure To Ultrafine Particles. Lidia Morawska 284. Predicting Future Air Quality: Modelling The Effect Of Climate Change On Air Quality In Melbourne. Martin Cope 248. Soil Contamination Through Atmospheric Deposition In An Urban Area. Adrien Bouzonville Investigation into Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from the Use of Aerosol and Solvent Products in Australia. Kirsten Lawrence
Traffic Exposure And Modal Choice: A New Zealand Case Study. Simon Kingham Movement of People and Air Pollutants: Exposure Assessment Using Dynamic Population Data. Sean Walsh Establishing a History of Air Pollution in Newcastle, NSW. Howard Bridgman
1700 - Close
1900 - Conference Dinner
Tuesday 2 August
Keynote: Prof Philippa Howden-Chapman
0900 - 0945
Concurrent Sessions 0945 - 1045
Policy & Planning Industry Indoor Air
Health, Wealth and Air Quality. Louise Wickham Meteorological Data Sets for Industrial and Transport Assessments. Neil Gimson Case Study: Indoor Air Quality Issues At A School Following Renovations. Elizabeth Christensen
Cost curves for air pollution reduction measures in the Sydney GMR. Matt Davies 255 A review of Background PM10 Concentrations in the Auckland Air Shed and Implications for Assessment of Effects of PM10 for Industrial Sites. Rob Van de Munckhof An Environmental Consultancy’s Experience With Fungi Investigation In The Canberra Region. Venessa Thelan
Limitations of the Scientific Basis for the Management of Air Quality in Urban New Zealand. John Hoare Kwinana Residue Storage Area Dust Study. James Forrest Removal of Formaldehyde from the Indoor Environment by Pot-Plants and Agriculture Wastes. Wanida Jinsat
1045 - Morning Tea
Concurrent Sessions 1115 - 1230
Transport  Managing Dust Emissions Modelling
Innovative Technology for Monitoring Air Quality in Traffic Tunnels. Nicholas Dal Sasso Improvement Of Haul Road Dust Emission Estimation And Controls At Coal Mines. Judith Cox Christchurch PM10 Projections Modelling. Kate Monahan
Review Of Air Quality Monitoring And Modelling Predictions Before And After The Opening Of The Lane Cove Tunnel, Sydney. Francine Triffett A Sustainable Approach To Manage Dust Emission During Handling And Transport Of Coal And Iron Ore. John  Planner Spatial Representativeness Of Ambient Monitors – A Geostatistical Approach. Gustavo Olivares
Influence Of Vegetation On The Vertical Distribution Of Pollutants In A Street Canyon. Jennifer Salmond Methods To Assess In Situ Fugitive Dust Control Efficiencies. Scott Fishwick Investigation of Regionally Specific PM10 and PM2.5 Signatures for the Development of a Technique for Use in Cumulative Impact Assessment. Andrew Weibe
Spatio-Temporal Emission Inventories for Commercial Ships in the Port Area. Serge Peeters Managing dust impacts from blasting using automated procedures integrating on-line meteorology. Yvonne Scorgie Dispersion Modelling Of Naturally Occurring Asbestos In Road Base. Graeme Starke
Lunch
1230 - 1330
Concurrent Sessions 1330 - 1430
Industry Air Toxics Particulates
A Physico-Chemical Characterisation Of Particulate Emissions From An Underground Mine Compression Ignition Engine: The Influence Of Biodiesel Feedstock. Zoron Ristovski Investigation Of Air Emissions From Community Air Quality Monitoring Samples During Fire Incidents. Daphne Shu-Huei Huang Quantification of SOA in the Auckland Airshed. Melita Keywood
Temperature inversions in deep open-cut mines. Mark Hibberd Measurement And Modelling Of Persistent Organic Pollutants In Australia. Martin Cope Black Carbon Transect Profiles During The 2010 Winter Sampling Campaign In Masterton, New Zealand. Bill Trompetter
VOCs In Marine Air At Cape Grim Measured With Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS). Ian Galbally Quantifying Respirable Crystalline Silica In The Ambient Air Of The Hunter Valley, NSW – Sorting The Silica From The Silicon. Anthony Morrison
Awards 1430 - 1500
Afternoon Tea - 1500 - 1530
Keynote: Ministerial Address: Hon Dr Nick Smith
1530 - 1600
1600 - Conference CLOSE
 

CASANZ POSTERS
Viewing on Sunday 31 July at 3.40pm during afternoon tea.

EVALUATION OF THE UM-CMAQ MODELLING SYSTEM FOR URBAN AIR QUALITY
Elizabeth Somervell

 

SOURCE IDENTIFICATION AND MAPPING FROM AMBIENT MEASUREMENTS
Olivares Gustavo1, Reddish Lou2

 

 

AN EMPIRICAL-HEURISTIC METHOD FOR ASSIGNING A LIKELY CAUSE TO PARTICLE POLLUTION EVENTS Sean Walsh1, Alexandra Garnham2, Paul Torre3

 

ASSESSING THE TOXICITY OF PARTICULATES
Trought, Katherine 1, Sheehan Tom1, Cavanagh Jo 2

 

MOULD IN APARTMENT LINKED TO OCCUPANT ILLNESS & DEATH
Lark, David1 and  Neil, Vincent2 - presented by Jill Lark

 

 

A METHOD OF QUANTIFYING DILUTE VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS IN AIR
Lilian E. De Torres1 and Richard Clegg2

 

THE WOODSMOKE EMISSION & DISPERSION IN GLEN EDEN (WEDGE) CAMPAIGN
Gustavo Olivares, Guy Coulson, Sally Gray, Ian Longley, Lou Reddish and Nick Talbot

 

 

WHERE DID ALL THAT LEAD COME FROM? DETERMINING TOXIC PARTICULATE SOURCES IN A SERIES OF OPPORTUNISTIC DEPOSITION SAMPLES FROM NORTH LAKE MACQUARIE, NSW
Anthony L. Morrison

 

 

PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTIONS OF SACCHARIDE TRACERS
Selleck, Paul 1, Keywood, Melita 1, Meyer, Mick 1and Reisen, Fabienne 1

 

 

PIXE ANALYSIS OF MOUDI FILTERS
Eduard Stelcer1, Anthony L. Morrison2, Armand J. Atanacio1 and David D. Cohen1

 

 

TARANAKI’S SECOND GENERATION AIR PLAN: THE ISSUE OF BACKYARD BURNING IN URBAN AREAS
Gary Bedford1, Lisa Crowley2

 

HIERARCHICAL PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS OF CHROMATOGRAHIC DATA OBTAINED FROM THE MONITORING OF AIRBORNE ORGANIC POLLUTANTS
G. A. Ayoko1, J.P. Blinco1, K. M. Kirk2, W. Kumar3, G.King4, E.Christensen4, M.Lim1, E, Jayaratne5, Z.D.Ristovski5, L.Morawska5

 

MAPPING OF URBAN AIR QUALITY BY CLUSTERING ANALYSIS AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
Prapassornpitaya, Sitthisak1, Jinsart, Wanida2, Sanguansintukul 3, Siripun4

 

MEASUREMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC HYDROCARBONS IN AUCKLAND AIR USING LOW COST TEMPERATURE PROGRAMMES DESORPTION INSTRUMENTS AND MOBILE SIFT-MS
Geoff Henshaw1, Greer Laing1, Barry Prince2, David Williams3.

 

INDICATIVE ULTRAFINE PARTICLE LEVELS IN TRANSPORT MICROENVIRONMENTS
Longley, Ian1, Talbot, Nick2, Olivares, Gustavo3.

 

 

Saturday 30 July

 
 

0830 -
1730

 

 

 






0900 -
1700

Full day training course. PM2.5/PM10 Measurement and Receptor Modelling for Air Quality Management.
Prof Judy Chow and her colleague Prof John Watson will present a full day training course.
The course will focus on PM2.5/PM10 Measurement and Receptor Modelling for Air Quality Management and will cover the following:

  • Overview of  PM Properties and Measurement Methods
  • Real-world Source Characterization Methods
  • Advances in Continuous PM Mass and Chemistry Monitoring
  • PM Chemical Speciation and Applications
  • Receptor Modelling Source Apportionment
  • Software Demonstration
  • Discussion of Air Quality Problem and Solutions

Measurement SIG. Measurement Special Interest Group. (Was previously scheduled for Sunday morning)
The CASANZ Measurement Special Interest Group invites you to a one day workshop on Saturday 30 July 2011 in conjunction with the biennial conference in Auckland.
Topics of discussion will include:

  • the role of NATA/IANZ;
  • Australian Standard processes;
  • revised Australian Standards for SO2, NOx, and CO measurement in ambient air;
  • the revised Australian Standard for meteorology, which now includes parameters in addition to wind speed and direction;
  • revised Australian Standard for O3 measurement in ambient air;
  • effectiveness of the PM10 BAM Australian/New Zealand Standard;
  • draft Australian Standards for directional dust and fluorides;
  • proficiency testing;
  • whether USEPA stack methods should be adopted, or local methods developed; and
  • effectiveness of CEMS.

Relevant speakers will be presenting on each topic, including authors/editors of the various standards.

Sunday 31 July 0800 - 1200 - Half day SIG's only. The following outlines are subject to confirmation.

 

 

 






 

 




 

 






 

 

 








 

 

 

 





Odour SIG. Moving Forward - an update on relevant issues and future directions in odour assessment.
Subjects that will be covered in the workshop include:

  • Applicability and problems with AS/NZS 4323.3 for sampling hoods;
  • Update on emission inventory research – pig and poultry farms;
  • Nasal ranger – is there a role for this in ambient monitoring of odour;
  • General open discussion of emerging issues and areas of future focus for OSIG .

Greenhouse Gases SIG. Climate Change and Health
The Greenhouse SIG workshop will consist of two components.

We are very fortunate to have Professor Alistair Woodward, one of the keynote speakers of the Conference, attend the workshop to give a presentation on the benefits of a reduction in greenhouse emissions on the health system.

For the second part of the workshop, Scott Gulliver from the NZ Ministry for the Environment will give an overview on the implementation to date of the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme, which was introduced in 2008 and amended in 2009.  The workshop will include a Q&A on learnings for the progression of an Australian ETS

Transport SIG. Transport Related Air Pollution

The Transport Special Interest Group (TSIG) is presenting a workshop on transport related air pollution. Road transport is a significant and growing contributor to air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions. The workshop will include a number of informative sessions with chaired discussions with “practical model applications and issues” as a generic theme. Discussion topics will includevehicle emissions modeling, traffic dispersion modeling, model validation.Thediscussions willemphasizethe relevance and importance of these technical issues to the development and management of roading projects. The development of an harmonized Australian/New Zealand traffic emissions model will be a special discussion topic. The workshop will end with the discussion of an action plan for TSIG.

Modelling SIG. Updates and Issues for Regulatory Modelling
The ModSIG workshop will provide updates on some key issues that have been discussed in previous workshops. It is expected to cover the following topics:

  • Updates on models most commonly used in Australia & New Zealand (CALPUFF, AUSPLUME, AERMOD, TAPM): new releases, updated features and regulatory status.
  • Ken Rayner (WA DEC) will present results of a multi-model verification based on a WA study, with some results that may surprise and will no doubt spark some discussion.
  • Progress on modelling in light wind stable situations.Recent updated guidance on CALPUFF meteorological setup, developed by TRC for NSW DECCW.
  • Owing to the forced change of program, a possible joint session with Transport SIG on relevant modelling issues is still being considered.

Indoor Air SIG. Indoor air quality reserarch and management

The Indoor Air Special Interest Group would like to host a workshop hot topics in indoor air quality (IAQ) research and management, with particular emphasis on comparing notes between Australia and New Zealand. IAQ can be a lonely field to work in, so the Workshop is intended to provide a lively and relatively informal forum for exchange with active participation encouraged. The workshop will be based around short presentations and chaired discussions:

  • IAQ research capability and projects in New Zealand and Australia
  • Conflicts in Domestic Heating
  • Conflicts in Mould Remediation

The workshop will end with the discussion of the role of, and opportunities for, the SIG to help develop an Action Plan.

Sunday 31 July
1.00pm Opening and Welcome

1.30pm
2.30pm

Keynote: Prof Bert Brunekreef. Air Pollution and Health: Evidence, Thresholds, Standards
Concurrent Sessions: Exposure and Health, Atmospheric Processes, Transport and Industry

3.30pm Afternoon Tea / Student Event (click here for details)
Monday 1 August

8.30am

Keynote: Prof Alistair Woodward. Sweet spots and fell swoops

1.30pm Keynote: Prof Judith Chow. Managing multiple pollutants and multiple effects
 
Tuesday 2 August
9.00am

Keynote: Prof Philippa Howden-Chapman. Air quality and health: the city as a sustainable system
 

 

STUDENT EVENT - Sunday 31 July, 3.30pm
During the Sunday afternoon tea-break, there will be the opportunity to view some posters of student work. The work will be from two sources:
1. The best piece of work from a University of Canterbury 3rd Year student, looking at personal exposure, behaviour and mobility;
2. The best work from Year 12 students on a range of air quality projects.