Center for Environmental Studies, Anna University jointly conducts a seminar on NAAQ Standards along with HECS

National Ambient Air Quality Standards 2009 

Centre for Environmental Studies, Anna University jointly with Hubert Enviro Care Systems (P) Ltd conducted a One day seminar on “ Compliance of National Ambient Air Quality Standards  (NAAQS) 2009 for Industrial and service sectors at Muthaian Auditorium at Centre for Environmental Studies, Anna University, Chennai.

The national air standards was last implemented in 1994 and has not been revised till 2009, when Ministry of Environmental & Forest with a expert committee has studied & implemented this new standards this year. 

Dr.A.Navaneetha Gopalakrishnan, Director, Centre for Environmental Studies, Anna University welcomed the delegates, others and explained need of seminar. This seminar was inaugurated by Dr. M.Sekar , Dean , College of Engineering, Gunidy and he expressed the need of NAAQ – 2009 standards and insisted  on strict implementation and see it is complied. While Mr. N.Venkataramani, Head – Projects , M/s Ashley Alteams India Ltd emphasized that industries should take full cognizance of this NAAQ – 2009 and implement it in entirely in new projects and existing units should revamp their process and air pollution control to achieve the same. HE also stressed that Goverenment approved NABET consultants and NABL accredited environmental laboratories should be used along with industry’s available resource for implementing these requirements. On behalf of Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board Mr. R.Kumar, Joint Chief Environmental Engineer said the NAAQ – 2009 standards have been framed so that industries and service sectors can comply it immediately. Dr.J.R.Moses, C.E.O., Hubert Enviro Care systems (P) Ltd, the sponsor of this seminar proposed the vote of thanks. A short film “NAMMA CHENNAI” was presented.

In the seminar presentations were made on the following topics: 

1. Significance of NAAQ Standards and needs for compliance   
    By Dr.Alwar Ramanujam, CLRI, Chennai.     

2. Monitoring methodologies for hazardous organic air pollutants
    By dr.V.Jayavelu, Scientist & Former Hear, NEERI, Chennai      

3. Monitoring methodologies for heavy metals
    By Dr.K.Palanivelu, Associate Professor, CES       

4.Monitoring methodologies & Analytical Procedure for conventional pollutants.
   By Dr.Rajkumar Samuel, Director, HECS       

5. Retrofitting & Revamping of Air Pollution Control measures to Meet the standards
    By Dr.V.S.S.Bhaskara Murthy, Advisor (Environment Management), National Productivity Council, Chennai

Subsequent field demonstration of NAAQ – 2009 – ambient air sampling was shown at CES  and also a visit to Hubert Enviro Care systems (P) Ltd’s laboratory was arranged.

The seminar was attended by eminent industrial representatives , scientists and experts in the field  all around Tamilnadu & Karnataka.