Particulate Matter Monitoring - 25 September, 2018 - Perth, WA

How do you monitor for ambient particulate matter? Which method should be used? How long should the monitoring program run for? How many measurement points are appropriate? This course answers all these questions in an intensive one-day training program. The course is supplemented by a tour of the Department of Water and Environment Regulation (DWER) air monitoring workshop where course participants will view instruments, calibrations, sample media and monitoring station commissioning activities. Significant early bird discounts available until 10 August 2018.

September 25, 2018
9 am to 5 pm


Department of Water and Environment Regulation Level 4, The Atrium, 168 St0Georges Terrace, Perth   View map


Industry Training

8.30 – 9.00 am Registration

  • Sign in, pick up your workbook, name tag and get ready for a great course

9.00 – 9.15 am Introduction to particulate matter

  • Definitions

9.15 – 9.45 am Dust deposition

  • Equipment siting and analysis:
  • AS/NZS 3580.10.1 Determination of Particulate Matter – Deposited Matter – Gravimetric Method
  • AS/NZS 3580.10.2 Determination of Particulate Matter – Impinged Matter – Gravimetric Method

9.45 – 10.15 am Optical particle measurement

  • Optical particle counters/laser light scattering
  • Nephelometry

10.15 – 10.30 am Morning tea

  • Cup of tea/coffee biscuit and networking

10.30 – 11.30 am Batch sampling part 1

  • High volume air samplers
  • Partisol samplers
  • Puff samplers
  • Mini/microvols
  • Filter types
  • Filter analysis: ion beam analysis (IBA), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS)

11.30 – 12.00 pm Batch sampling part 2

  • Analysis of metals, PAHs and Dioxins/Furans

12.00 – 12.30 pm Lunch

  • Lunch and networking

12.30 – 1.15 pm Introduction to BAM (Beta Attenuation Monitor)

  • Measurement principle
  • AS/NZS 3580.9.11 Determination of Suspended Particulate Matter – PM10 Beta Attenuation Monitors
  • AS/NZS 3580.9.12 Determination of Suspended Particulate Matter – PM5 Beta Attenuation Monitors

1.15 – 2.00 pm Introduction to TEOM

  • Measurement principle
  • AS/NZS 3580.9.8 Determination of Suspended Particulate Matter – PM10 Continuous Direct Mass Methods using Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance Analyser
  • AS/NZS 3580.9.13 Determination of Suspended Particulate Matter – PM2.5 Continuous Direct Mass Methods using Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance Analyser

2.00 – 3.30 pm DWER workshop visit

  • Instrument review: HiVols, TEOMs etc
  • Vehicle mounted RAPID system
  • Commissioning activities for new monitoring station

3.30 – 3.45 pm Afternoon tea

  • Last chance for networking plus tea/coffee and a snack

3.45 – 4.15 pm LIDAR

  • Measurement principle
  • Equipment

4.15 – 5.00 pm Monitoring network design

  • Factors to consider
  • Case study

This course is limited to twenty participants

  • Hardcopy course workbook
  • Course certificate


Early bird, before 10 August 2018: AU$860

Registration after 10 August 2018: AU$950

Late Registration, after 17 September 2018: AU$1,050


Early bird, before 10 August 2018: AU$1,110

Registration after 10 August 2018: AU$1,235

Late Registration, after 17 September 2018: AU$1,335


Registration: AU$480

Late Registration, after 17 September 2018: AU$580

NOTE: It is cheaper to become an individual member of CASANZ than pay the non-member price.  Join here.

ACTRA Members: Select the Member rate and apply the ACTRA coupon code at the checkout to access member rates.


Only one discount type is applicable per registration, the following discounts are available:

Multiple registration discount:  three or more registrations from the same organisation receive a 20% discount.  Apply the coupon code Multi18 at the checkout.

Multiple training course discount: attend two CASANZ training courses in one calendar year and receive a further 10% discount on all training courses within that year.  Apply the coupon code Multi18 at the checkout.

Government employee discount: 10% discount on the early bird member rate is available for all government employees regardless of membership status.  Apply the coupon code Government at the checkout.

ACTRA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting

 What’s the Matter? Toxicity and health effects of particulates – size or composition

Particulate matter is a pollutant of international and national concern with many studies reporting adverse health effects associated with different size fractions.  We regulate based on the size of particles, but the physical and chemical composition of the particles may be as important to adverse health effect as the inhalable size fractions.  There is no known threshold for exposure to particulate matter and studies are showing that chemical components may be more important drivers of effects. Different sources have different particulate matter characteristics and indicator compounds, yet this is rarely considered when undertaking risk assessments.

This conference will address characterising particulate matter based on size and composition, the application of in vitro toxicity methods, the emerging health and toxicology studies focussing on composition and how we undertake risk assessments that include multiple sources, estimation of doses and exposures.

The Annual Scientific Meeting will be held Thursday 27 September and Friday 28 September 2018 in Perth. A one day Continuing Education Course titled “Particulate Matter: Assessing the Health Impacts” will precede the ASM on Wednesday, 26 September 2018

View the program here.

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CASANZ members are eligible to register at ACTRA member prices, select “member” when registering and select “CASANZ” when prompted.

Jacinda Shen Training Manager