Two events will take place at Telford International Centre from 21-22 November, providing process engineers with a unique masterclass in environmental monitoring.
For the first time, the Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring event, WWEM 2018 and the Air Quality & Emissions show, AQE 2018, will take place at the same time and under one roof at the Telford International Centre.
Pre-registered visitors (both WWEM and AQE) will benefit from free parking, refreshments and lunch, in addition to free access to both exhibitions and all of the workshops (see here for details).
As specialist events focusing on the regulations, standards, methods and technologies that relate to testing and monitoring, these shows provide opportunities to meet regulators and members of standards committees, as well as technology developers.
One of the main conferences at AQE 2018 will focus heavily on the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD), which will come into force on 20 December 2018, affecting over 30,000 plants in the UK. The MCPD applies to incinerators and generators between 1 and 50 MW (net rated thermal input) and these plants will need to comply with emission limit values (ELVs) for sulphur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and dust.
In addition to the updates on regulations that will be provided by many of the conference speakers, each exhibition will feature a ‘Regulators Stand’ providing help and advice from the regulators for England, Wales, Scotland, Northern and Southern Ireland.
WWEM 2018 will be of interest to anyone involved with the measurement of liquid quality and flow, including laboratory, online and field monitoring. The first day will include an Analytical Conference, organised by the Standing Committee of Analysts (SCA), and a Monitoring Conference focusing on on-line and at-site analysis.
There will also be a Flow Forum Conference and a Pump Centre Conference entitled: ‘Delivering BIM - Using Product Data across the UK Water Industry for Enhanced Efficiencies in Capital Delivery and Asset Management’. Visitors may also attend a PROFIBUS Workshop or a SWAN Workshop organised by the Smart Water Networks Forum.
These events are feverishly busy; each with a packed workshop programme running alongside CPD accredited conferences, so the need for delegates to plan their visit is even greater than usual
The WWEM Workshops will run on both days within the exhibition hall, covering a wide variety of themes including the measurement of flow and water quality as well as communications and data management.
The WWEM conference on the second day will include the use of passive samplers in rivers, automated sample preparation, and advanced technologies for the laboratory analysis of environmental samples. The SWIG (Sensors for Water Interest Group) conference title is ‘Industrial discharge monitoring & Smart water: extracting value & insights from data’ and the WMSOC conference title is ‘Rapid Microbiology Practical Applications’.
The WWEM events have grown year on year, and AQE has expanded beyond recognition. “Many of the delegates for these events work in both emissions to air and wastewater, so this will be great news for them,” comments organiser Marcus Pattison.
“However - and it’s a big however - these events are feverishly busy; each with a packed workshop programme running alongside CPD accredited conferences, so the need for delegates to plan their visit is even greater than usual.
“Visitors will need to study the conference and workshop programmes on the two event websites, and plan their time accordingly. In all likelihood, this will necessitate coming on both days to make the most of the conferences, workshops and both international exhibitions.”
Telford International Centre, (UK) which hosts both AQE 2018 and WWEM 2018 offers the benefit of a number of local hotels. However, with a high proportion of visitors likely to attend over both days, the organisers are recommending early booking.