Theatre Hall 24
Please note - the following seminars are from 2018
Wednesday 12th September
Thursday 13th September
11.00 - 11.30
Graham OMahony BSc (HONS)
This presentation will provide guidance on the different asbestos in soils training courses that are available and a brief summary of who will benefit from these specific courses. Graham will use his expert knowledge to provide delegates clear information in order to plan any future training in this area.
11.45 - 12.15
Circular economic principles are guiding European policy and legislation toward sustainable recycling technologies for asbestos cement waste. Successful global projects have led to the development of the Mechano-Chemical Destruction (MCD TM) technology, capable of attaining complete asbestos fibre degradation of ‘real-world’ cement matrices and processing at an industrial scale. The resultant material is an inert amorphous powder, which has been shown to be an exceptional high-grade cement additive.
12.30 - 13.00
This seminar will focus on how to manage data obtained from site investigations. It will focus on how data management systems can be used by local authorities and consultants to develop brownfield registers as well as to prioritise sites for detailed inspection. It will also look at tools that are available for managing the sample analytical data in AGS format and the streamlining the generic risk assessment process.
13.15 - 13.45
The implementation of the CLC decision by the Asbestos sector has created a huge challenge for the Licensed Asbestos sector. CITB, the recognised Standard Setting Body for the Asbestos sector, realised this and invited bids from the sector to solve this issue. Find out how the winning ACAD solution opens the flood gates for S/NVQ achievement across the sector by LARC’s in-house, or via IATP/UKATA, whilst crucially, ensuring standards.
14.00 - 14.30
We often hear the phrase "connected safety" but how many of us actually understand what this means? This session is an introduction into the connected safety concept and how it can benefit workers and their organisations.
14.45 - 15.15
From April 2018, incorrectly classifying hazardous waste soil as non hazardous will lead to substantial fines and prosecution for all parties involved. Conventional laboratory methods for TPH are unreliable for differentiating between coal tar and bitumen, degraded diesel and heavy fuel oil, biodiesel and petroleum fuels. The latest on site methods provide accurate hydrocarbon identification and quantification allowing correct classification of the waste in real time, avoiding problems with HMRC.
15.30 - 16.00
Emma Greenwood & Orlando Monroy
We will discuss the problem of urban air pollution, Mexico has some of the worlds heaviest air pollution, how BiomiTech have applied their knowledge innovatively to create the BioUrban range to harness the power of algae that naturally feed on pollution. Teaching algal growth cycles, the outputs and how to creatively utilise the waste algae to create a circular bioeconomy by the creation of biofuels from the biomass fed on the pollution created by our modern urban activities.