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2 May 2024Booking is now open for the ADMS User Group Meetings, 4-5 December 2024, Cambridge

You can now book your tickets for the 2024 ADMS User Group Meetings, which will be held at Møller Institute on 4th and 5th December.

The annual ADMS User Group Meetings are a great opportunity to hear the latest ADMS model news and advice from CERC consultants and model developers, to hear talks by model users about their own applications of the software, and to network with other model users.

Tickets are available to order through Eventbrite until 23:30 on Tuesday 12th November. Organisations with a valid software support contract are entitled to one or more tickets free of charge depending on the type of licence held. The draft programme will be published soon.

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29 Apr 2024Air quality impact of paint spraying facilities

CERC has carried out assessments of the air quality impact of exhaust plumes from vehicle and aircraft paint spraying facilities to support planning applications, using ADMS 6.

CERC's consultancy team worked from a list of paint products, together with Safety Data Sheets and Technical Data Sheets for paint components. These were combined with paint usage data and Emission Limit Values (ELVs) to calculate emission rates of particulates, VOCs and isocyanates from spray booth exhaust stacks.

Process-specific ELVs are provided in Defra Process Guidance Notes such as 6/47(11): Statutory guidance for original coating of road vehicles and trailers.

The Guidance Note 6/47(11) refers to the calculation of a suitable stack height using HMIP Technical Guidance Note (Dispersion) D1, now obsolete. The Note states that alternative dispersion models may be used.

We have found that the application of ADMS can lead to the calculation of a lower stack height than screening methods such as D1, especially where working hours are represented.

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18 Mar 20242024 ADMS User Group Meetings: 4-5 December 2024, Cambridge

The 2024 ADMS User Group Meetings will be held at the Møller Institute, Churchill College, Cambridge, on the following dates:

  • ADMS 6, Wednesday 4 December
  • ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads, Thursday 5 December

The annual ADMS User Group Meetings are a great opportunity to hear the latest ADMS model news and advice from CERC consultants and model developers, to hear talks by model users about their own applications of the software, and to network with other model users. Tickets will be available to book soon.

1 Mar 2024EFT 12 update for ADMS-Roads, ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Airport

The UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Devolved Administrations have released version 12 of the Emissions Factors Toolkit (EFT). Details of the changes for this version are given in the EFT user guide.

We have processed the new EFT and published an update for ADMS-Roads, ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Airport version 5 on the Other downloads page of our User Area. If you are registered, you can go straight to the download folder. If you are not registered, follow the instructions on the User Area main page.

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29 Feb 2024DHAQ-SEA - Demonstration of High-resolution Air Quality forecasting in South East Asia

There is an increased risk of certain health conditions where ambient air pollution levels are high. CERC are working on a feasibility study for high-resolution (street-scale) air quality forecasting in South East Asia. ASEAN countries can be subject to poor air quality as a consequence of transboundary pollution as well as local pollutant sources. Alerting the public prior to air pollution episodes allows vulnerable and other individuals to take action to reduce the health impacts of poor air quality. The MAQS coupled system is being used to ensure that both regional (using data from CAMS) and local (modelled using ADMS-Urban) contributions to pollution are accounted for.

CERC is working closely with project partners from the Institute for Environment and Resources, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City and the Department of Earth Sciences and Environment, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The project will generate high resolution pollution maps corresponding to air pollution episodes for two distinct domains, one in Malaysia and one covering parts of southern Vietnam and Cambodia. Key ASEAN stakeholders will be invited to an online workshop to discuss project outcomes during May 2024.

This project will demonstrate that regional to-local-scale air quality forecasting systems could be implemented throughout ASEAN because: the modelling system relies primarily on open data sources; MAQS allows both local and regional contributions to ambient pollution to be accounted for; and CERC are highly experienced in the provision of air quality forecasting services.

The study has received Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding from the UK government Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) under the Research and Innovation for Development in ASEAN (RIDA) programme. The project focus is on the RIDA priority area 'Health', addressing Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 'Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.'


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