Industry experts to present latest developments in emission reduction

Australia’s leading specialist in Diesel Emissions Management for the mining sector, Peak3, is holding a free seminar in Kalgoorlie WA on September 11, 2012 at Curtin University.

The one-day seminar will provide current information on Diesel Emissions Management Planning, Treatment and Monitoring and is designed for mining industry professionals, including those working in occupational health and safety (OH&S), mechanical engineers, maintenance engineers and ventilation managers.

Peak3 CEO Col Chandler said they had been running the sessions around Australia to help inform the industry about the latest developments and advancements in this rapidly changing sector.

“Most in the industry are aware that diesel emissions are a very serious issue but it is important to understand it is not the smoke that is the biggest problem, but the toxic compounds contained in the nano particles of emissions,” Mr Chandler said.

Diesel emissions include up to 41 toxic compounds – which pose health risks to underground miners. There are strict emissions regulation being implemented globally and Peak3 aims to become the ‘standard’ for end-to-end emissions management in the mining industry. The companies focus is on helping companies reduce costs and reduce emissions through better use of new planning, monitoring and treatment technologies and services. At the heart of that approach is Evidence Based Emissions Management.

Mr Chandler said that the seminar would include sessions, lead by industry experts including Professor Zoran Ristovski, QUT International Laboratory for Air Quality & Health (ILAQH), Associate Professor Richard Brown, Faculty of Science and Technology, QUT, Dr Patrick Glynn, CSIRO and specialists speakers from Peak3. The mine ventilation panel discussion is supported by the Mine Ventilation Society of Australia and their input is clearly acknowledged.

The sessions will include an industry update and scientific explanation of diesel emissions in a mining environment, the processes involved in developing an efficient diesel particle management (DPM) program, and a review of current treatment and monitoring systems. There will also be a session on new global industry developments including treatment and monitoring systems, treatment of nano particles and remote and automated monitoring and data management as well as presentations of case studies, panel discussions and a question and answer session.

As part one of a three stage training process; attendees will gain a Foundation in Diesel Emissions Management Certificate from Peak3.

“Trying to manage Diesel emissions costs mining companies a significant amount of money but often they don’t need to spend as much as they do. To do it properly, up-to-date information is vital which is why we have brought together science and industry leaders to provide the latest information to those managing the problem,” Mr Chandler said.

“The goal is to ensure that diesel emissions management is effective, efficient and doesn’t impact mine productivity.”

Peak3 have developed a number of world-leading emissions treatment and monitoring technologies including the Particulate Management Platform that treats nano and ultrafine particulates using ultrasonic agglomeration, a process that was developed with collaborative research assistance from the Australian Coal Association Research Program and CSIRO.

The program will run from 8.30am to 5pm. For more information, a full program and bookings please email or phone 07 3801 4897.

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