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 St Georges Terrace, Perth   View map


Industry Training

CASANZ is pleased to present this course in conjunction with the ACTRA Annual Scientific Meeting and Continuing Education day focused on the theme: What’s the Matter: Toxicity and Health Effects of Particulates – Size or Composition.

More information and registration for the ACTRA events is at ACTRA ASM 2018.



Mr Jason Choi
Specialist Applied Scientist – Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA)
Deputy President – Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ)

Jason is an applied scientist specialising in air quality and odour issues at EPA’s Centre for Applied Sciences. He provides scientific advice on EPA’s regulatory functions, including developments of new industry and technology as well as licencing and enforcement. He is also a forecast officer and provides advice on air quality issues during emergency events.

Prior to this, Jason was an Assistant Director for the National Pollutant Inventory at the Australian Department of Environment and a consultant for HRL Technology where he quantified emissions from a range of industries around Australia. Jason is currently the deputy president of CASANZ.

Arthur Grieco
Manager Air Quality (Technical Services)Western Australian Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

Arthur has over 25 years’ experience in air quality monitoring within the department.

His responsibilities include management of the group tasked with the installation and maintenance of the Western Australian air quality network and the implementation of various air quality campaign studies most recently in Point Samson, Port Hedland and Mandogalup. He was a member of the NEPM expert working group and is a current Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand member.

His air quality roles extend to managing the departments air quality database using languages such as FORTRAN and R to write bespoke software to interrogate both the department and industry data to analyse air quality data and provide reports on the state of air quality in Western Australia.

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 – PM2.5 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

Department of Water and Environment Regulation
Level 4
The Atrium
168 St Georges Terrace

8.30am – Registration
9.00am – 5.00pm


Early bird, before 29 August 2018: AU$860

Registration after 29 August 2018: AU$950

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


Early bird, before 29 August 2018: AU$1,110

Registration after 29 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 Group18 at the checkout.

Multiple training course discount: attend two CASANZ training courses in one calendar year and receive a further 10% discount on the third and 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.

Register Here

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

Jacinda Shen Training Manager