Training

Training courses in Indoor Air 2014

Course registration: Please click here. Registration starts 1 April 2014.

 

  • Date and time of the courses:
  1. July 7 courses: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, July 7 2014

 

  • Venue
  1. All courses will be held at the Main Campus, the University of Hong Kong. Exact rooms for individual courses will be confirmed in early June 2014.

 

  • Cost per student
  1. US$200 per course
  2. IA2014 full- fee registered participants will receive a 10% discount in joining these courses.

 

  • How to register
  1. If you like to attend 1 or 2 courses, please do your registration and payment Here.  Registration starts 1 April 2014.

 

  • Discount: 10% discount fee is applicable only to IA2014 full- fee registered participants and co-sponsor members. Co-sponsors include AIJ, ASHRAE, APARCIEH, CHVAC, CIBSE, HKIE, IBPSA, IEHB (China), KOSIE, REHVA, SHASE and TSIEQ

 

There are two levels of difficulties:

  1. A: engineering training such as measuring ventilation rate in large enclosures, use of CFD software training, or
  2. B: research skills/advanced new research methods such as advanced molecular methods for microbiological investigations in buildings.

 

LIST OF COURSES

There are 2 training courses to be offered on July 7. Please take a note on the date and time so that you can plan your travel if you come from overseas.

 

  • Course code: TC01

 

Title: Building Ventilation: Characterization and Measurement

Lectures: Arsen Melikov, Andrew Persily, Chandra Sekhar and Xudong Yang (ISIAQ STC21)

Level of difficulty: A with a bit of B

Date and time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, July 7 2014

Cost: US$200 per student. 10% discount fee is applicable only to IA2014 full- fee registered participants and co-sponsor members. Co-sponsors include AIJ, ASHRAE, APARCIEH, CHVAC, CIBSE, HKIE, IBPSA, IEHB (China), KOSIE, REHVA, SHASE and TSIEQ

Registration: Please click Here. Registration starts 1 April 2014.

Maximum number of students: 50

Description: This course is being proposed by ISIAQ STC 21 to address three key objectives:

To explain the critical importance of ventilation rates when studying indoor air quality in buildings.

To review the basics of ventilation (terminology, key design and performance parameters, building ventilation strategies), primarily to younger and other less experienced indoor air quality researchers.

To review, and demonstrate to a limited degree, the basic measurement approaches to determine key ventilation performance parameters including air change rates, air distribution, air exchange effectiveness etc.

 

The course is proposed to begin an introduction to ventilation measurement that will cover the need for ventilation measurement, terminology and the relevant theory. The next session will focus on the measurement of air change rate and air exchange effectiveness, with a video demonstrating tracer gas measurement in the field. The last session will focus on air distribution including the principles and measurement methods. The training will end with a question and answer session with all of the presenters.

 This is a contribution from ISIAQ STC21 Ventilation

 

 

  • Course code: TC02

Title: Fundamentals of indoor aerosol science and practice: modern approaches, techniques and solutions

Lectures: Lidia Morawska

Level of difficulty: B

Date and time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, July 7 2014

Cost: US$200 per student. 10% discount fee is applicable only to IA2014 full- fee registered participants and co-sponsor members. Co-sponsors include AIJ, ASHRAE, APARCIEH, CHVAC, CIBSE, HKIE, IBPSA, IEHB (China), KOSIE, REHVA, SHASE and TSIEQ

Registration: Please click Here. Registration starts 1 April 2014.

Maximum number of students: 50

Description: Ambient particulate matter is perhaps the most difficult airborne pollutant to understand and investigate. Even more complex is the field of indoor particles, which not only originate from outdoors, but are also emitted by indoor specific sources or formed from a unique mix of indoor environment precursors. Yet, the impacts of exposure to particulate matter originating from these sources are enormous. Recent 'Global Burden of Disease' studies have provided quantitative evidence of the significant role indoor and outdoor aerosols play as human health risk factors. Among the top 10 risks leading to lower life expectancy around the world are tobacco smoke, including second hand smoke, household air pollution from solid fuels and ambient particulate matter.


Many different facets of particulate matter are of significance, including their physical properties (particle size and it distribution, particle shape, optical properties etc), chemical composition (organic or inorganic) and microbiology (does it contain a virus, bacteria or fungal fragments?). An enormous range of instrumental techniques exist to measure and analyse these various properties, ranging from hand held devices, to more sophisticated real time or electron microscopy machines. And then, there is an endless range of study design options to capture spatial or temporal trends, concentrations or personal exposure, the impact of outdoor on indoor concentrations, or the performance of building engineering systems. This complexity makes it a daunting task for researchers (i.e. students and even established academics or practitioners) who are not aerosol experts, who intend to include aspects of particulate matter in their investigations.


The aim of this training course will be to provide participants with the foundations necessary to undertake scientific investigations, monitoring or problem solving involving indoor aerosols. The following main topics will be covered: (1) How to decide which particle properties need to be studied, in relation to the overall aim of the project? (2) What instrumental techniques need to be employed to measure these properties? (3) How to design the study to achieve the required spatial/temporal coverage etc, considering the limited number of instruments and manpower available, as well as other technical and logistical constrains? (4) How to build a database and what it needs to include? (5) What data analysis and statistical techniques to use?

 

This is a contribution from ISIAQ STC12 Source, monitoring and evaluation: Aerosols.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • IA2014 organizers reserve the right of cancelling the training course one month (on June 1, 2014) prior to the conference if the number of participants is less than the break even cost number.
  • The maximum number of students is determined by the lecturers. Our recommendation is between 20-50 students.
  • Cancellation or request for changes to course registration must be received no later than Saturday, June 1, 2014. Course fees will not be refunded for any cancellations received after June 1, 2014.
  • A US$20 cancellation fee will be deducted from course registration.
  • If payment is made by credit card, a credit will be issued to your credit card account; otherwise, a refund check will be issued.