Visible Emissions Training Program, a program at Penn State

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Visible Emissions Training Program

October 1­2, 1996 
April 9­10, 1997

a continuing and distance education service of the College of Engineering
and the Environmental Resources Research Institute

Visit the Visible Emissions Training Program Web site at:
http://www.cde.psu.edu/C&I/VisibleEmissions/

THE PROGRAM

The opacity of plumes from industrial processes is subject to regulation
by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. Compliance with
these regulations is generally checked visually by certified individuals. 

This program is devoted to the interests of industry and its problems
complying with state regulations. In dealing with state regulations and
personnel, it is to industry¹s advantage to employ proficient, certified
individuals who are familiar with regulations and enforcement practices. 
Employees also should be knowledgeable about limitations of visual
measurement and should be familiar with methods used to control opacity. 

The objectives of this program are to explain why plumes have opacity,
train people to measure opacity visually, and to conduct certification
tests in accordance with EPA Method 9. 

Certificates will be issued to participants who pass the certification test. 


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Anyone who is required to be or wants to become a certified ³smoke reader²
should attend this program. While the program is technical, it requires no
formal education in science, engineering, or technology. It is not
suitable for researchers but is appropriate for consultants, lawyers,
individuals with regulatory agencies, plant engineers, environmental
engineers, technicians, and process-operating personnel. Since EPA
requires recertification every six months, those who want to maintain
their certification through Penn State should attend the October and April
programs. 


ONE-DAY SESSION

Certified individuals who have attended the workshop within the last year
should enroll in the one-day session. 

TWO-DAY SESSION

Individuals seeking certification for the first time or who did not attend
the workshop in the last year should enroll in the two-day training
programs. 


FUTURE PROGRAMS

The Environmental Resources Research Institute at Penn State will conduct
future Visible Emissions Training Programs in fall 1997 and spring and
fall 1998. 


STAFF

Robert Jennings Heinsohn, Ph.D., P.E., program director
Dr. Heinsohn, professor of mechanical engineering, is affiliated with the
Center for Air Environment Studies at Penn State. He is responsible for
courses in the design of air pollution control systems and the
fundamentals of air pollution. His research interests include the design
of systems to control air pollution and systems to remove contaminants in
the workplace. He is a consultant to industry, the author of a textbook
Industrial Ventilation Engineering Principles, and author of many
technical papers on combustion, air pollution control, and industrial
ventilation. He is the principal investigator for numerous research
projects sponsored by EPA, NIOSH, and NSF,
and is a member of ASME, APCA, and ASHRAE. 

Vernon C. Irwin, M.S., certification test instructor
Mr. Irwin is a research assistant with the Center for Air Environment
Studies at Penn State. He has participated in several environmental
research projects and has been an instructor in the field certification
test for the Visible Emissions Training Program since 1978. He developed
and now coordinates the computer test scoring and data-collection software
programs used for this program.  He has attended several EPA Visible
Emissions Training Seminars and has thirteen years of active field
experience in Visible Emissions Training. His research activities include
generation and measurement of aerosols and the design of animal exposure
facilities. He is co-author of several technical papers and is an
industrial consultant. 


FOR MORE INFORMATION

On program content:

ROBERT J. HEINSOHN
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
140 REBER ENGINEERING BUILDING
UNIVERSITY PARK  PA  16802-1413
phone (814) 863-1198 

On registration:

LORI BENSON, CONFERENCE PLANNER
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
225 PENN STATE SCANTICON
UNIVERSITY PARK  PA  16802-7002
phone (814) 863-5120
E-mail: ConferenceInfo1 at cde.psu.edu 

To receive a brochure with registration materials, nationwide, call
1-800-PSU-TODAY (1-800-778-8632) or send us an e-mail with your name,
address, phone number, fax number, and Internet address to
ConferenceInfo1 at cde.psu.edu.  Please be sure to reference Visible
Emissions Training Program in all correspondence. 

For information about all of Penn State¹s upcoming programs, visit our Web
site: http://www.cde.psu.edu.


Penn State is an affirmative action, equal opportunity university.




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