CEM India 2019

CEM India 2019 - Scientific Committee


Conference topics are :
  • Pollution monitoring regulations and practices
  • Manual stack monitoring, technological innovations and experiences
  • Guidelines for continuous emission, water and effluent quality monitoring
  • Monitoring Techniques and their suitability: Particulate
  • Monitoring Techniques and their suitability: Combustion gases including NOx, SO2, CO and CO2
  • Monitoring Techniques and their suitability: Trace species for metals, mercury and dioxins
  • Monitoring Techniques and their suitability: Water and effluent quality parameters
  • Quality assurance regulations and practices for continuous emission and effluent quality monitoring system
  • Calibration and operation and maintenance of continuous emission, water and effluent quality monitors
  • Real-time data collection, handling, interpretation and utilisation
  • Industry case studies on pollution monitoring

Rod Robinson Name: Rod Robinson
Company: NPL
Position: CEM India Conference Chairman
Country: United Kingdom and Europe

About Rod Robinson: Principal research scientist at National Physical Laboratory, technical lead for emission and carbon measurement scientific area. Long history of working in standardisation, Former Chairman and Quality officer of STA, involved in developing uk methods eg instrumental SO2,  Vice Chair of CEN air quality technical committee, Chairman of UK mirror BSI group, EH 2/1, and convenor of CEN flow and data quality (EN14181) working groups.

Robert Baxter Name: Robert Baxter
Company: B3 Systems
Position: USA Liaison
Country: United States

About Robert Baxter: Robert has held both production and engineering positions in the fertilizer industry as well as the hazardous waste incineration industry prior to co-founding B3 Systems, Inc. Since it's inception in 1991, B3 Systems has focused on providing key support functions to the emission testing and monitoring markets.

Bhimani Chirag Name: Chirag Bhimani
Company: Gujarat Pollution Control Board
Position: Deputy Environment Engineer
Country: India

About Chirag Bhimani: Chirag Bhimani joined Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) in 1996 as an Assistant Environmental Engineer and was promoted to Deputy Environmental Engineer in 2002 and is currently working as Deputy Environmental Engineer at GPCB Head Office in Gandhinagar. He was the Head of Information Technology Division and now looks after Bhavnagar, Junagadh Palanpur and Porbandar Area as a Unit Head and coordinator – convener for Continuous Online Monitoring System (CMS) & Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for Particulate Matter (PM) and for Preparation of Best Available Techniques Reference (BREF) Document at GPCB.

His current assignment at GPCB is to advise and implement strategies for the management of environmental issues impacting land, air, water and people including air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution and wastes. His work includes review, make recommendations and decide on the applications for statutory approvals such as Consent To Establish, Consent To Operate, Hazardous Waste Authorisation etc. and, where appropriate, recommend conditions to be applied to the statutory approvals. He also reviews, makes recommendations and decides on the reports regarding environmental compliances and, where appropriate, recommend and initiate legal actions and/or punitive actions against the defaulters. He is responsible to evaluate, suggest solution and strategies for specific environmental problems.

His work as coordinator for CMS is to strategise, develop and implement Continuous Online Monitoring System in Gujarat including the necessary infrastructure for Water Emissions, Air Emissions & Ambient Air Quality and the usage of this data for the pilot project on ETS.

The BREF Document is being prepared in collaboration with German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH which is first of its kind of effort in India and Chirag is the coordinator-nodal officer for the project. He has independently created and is managing the BREF Information System (BIS) which has been applauded by the German counterparts.

Chirag was the Technical Committee Member representing Gujarat State in the Pilot Project - “Emission Trading Scheme for Particulate Matter from Stationary Sources in India” initiated by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India. The major contributions have been for the preparation and development of CEMS Guidelines and Design of Format of Baseline Survey and its implementation. His major interest in the project is Market Design of ETS.

David Graham Name: David Graham
Company: UNIPER
Country: United Kingdom

About David Graham: David Graham is an Environmental Engineer with Uniper Technologies, working at their Technology Centre near Nottingham, England. He provides technical support in relation to CEMs, emissions reporting and compliance issues for all plant types to the whole of the UK power industry. David chairs or is a member of various relevant groups within the European power sector and the Source Testing Association and is involved in standards development. Before joining Uniper, David was a gas turbine combustion engineer with Alstom for six years and, prior to that, he worked on various aspects of combustion and environmental science with British Gas. David holds a degree in Chemical Engineering, is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and is an Associate of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (AIEMA).

Name: J S Kamyotra
Company: Central Pollution Control Board
Position: Former Member Secretary
Country: India

About J S Kamyotra: Available Soon

Sanjeev K Kanchan Name: Sanjeev K Kanchan
Company: Knowledge Lens
Position: Chief Strategy and Development Officer
Country: India

About Sanjeev K Kanchan: Sanjeev is the Chief Strategy and Development Officer with Knowledge Lens Pvt. Limited, Delhi, where he looks after development, promotion and advocacy for advance environmental monitoring systems and big data, smart data and artificial intelligence enabled data acquisition, handling, reporting and analysis systems in India and overseas. His job also includes research, advocacy, capacity building of industries and environmental regulators for improved environmental governance. Prior to this, he was associated with Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi for over a decade as an environmentalist and researcher.

He has closely worked with various government institutions, industries, leading think tanks, educational & research institutions, professionals and civil societies in India and overseas. His area of expertise includes environmental issues like resource efficiency, pollution monitoring technology, practices and control, life cycle assessment, best technology, policies, regulations and compliance etc.

Sanjeev is also a published author and journalist. He has authored/co-authored some reputed books such as- Heat on Power, Into the Furnace, Excreta Matters- Citizens’ Report on the state of India’s Environment, Best Available Techniques for Indian Iron and Steel Sector, CEMS- A Technical Guidance Manual, CEMS and CEQMS implementation in India: Inspection Manual etc. Sanjeev enjoys writing articles, columns, blogs for various science magazines, research journals and print and online media.

He is a Certified Sustainability Professional and associated with UNEP’s Global Mercury Partnership- coal-combustion (Geneva), Source Testing Association (London), BIS- Management Systems Certification Scheme Committee (New Delhi), Scientific Committee with CEM India, International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED), India etc.

Name: Abhijit Pathak
Company: Central Pollution Control Board
Position: Scientist
Country: India

About Abhijit Pathak: Available Soon

Sushil Kumar Tyagi Name: Dr. Sushil Kumar Tyagi
Position: Former Additional Director/ Scientist (Central Pollution Control Board)
Country: India

About Dr. Sushil Kumar Tyagi:

  • Worked as an Addl. Director & Divisional Head of Air Toxics Laboratory, Quality Assurance, Lab Accreditation & Environmental Training Divisions besides Govt. Analyst & Quality Manager in Central Pollution Control Board(Experience more than 35 years).
  • Technical & Lead Assessor of NABL (QCI) for assessment of Testing/Calibration Labs, PT Providers & Reference Material Producers for granting Accreditation as per ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17043:2010 & ISO 17034 respectively
  • Environmental Pollution (Air & Water): Manual & Real Time Monitoring, Assessment, Prevention & Control
  • Lab Operations & Management, Implementation of NABL ISO 17025 in CPCB/PCBs Labs as a Quality Manager & Lab Auditing/Assessments
  • Management & Operation of Real Time /Continues Air Quality Monitoring (CAAQMS) Network, QA/QC / Proficiency Testing (PT)
  • Industrial Pollution Monitoring & Assessment, Performance studies of Pollution Control Systems, Impact Assessment Studies (EIA) Appraisals, Auditing, Surveillance & Compliance Inspections & Prosecution.
  • Coordination and Execution of project studies at National Level, Review of Research Proposals/ BIS Standards etc Member, BIS, CSIR- NPL & CPCB Committees
  • Bilateral Projects with Foreign Country on Advance lab Techniques & Quality Assurance, Proficiency Testing, and Pollution Monitoring & Assessment.
  • Member of BIS, CSIR-NPL, CPCB/NGT & other committees
  • Key Note Address & Presentations in various National & International Conferences, Universities
  • Organized many National & Internal Conferences/Workshops
  • Supervised more than 100 dissertation & internship trainee students of IITs/NITs, Central Universities etc Guidance to M.Sc.,B.Tech., M.Tech & Ph.D. Students in dissertation/thesis work & as Examiner.
  • Visited US, Canada, UK, Sweden, Germany, Singapore, Indonesia & Thailand
  • Publications- Published More than 100 Research Papers in National & International Journals/Conf.
  • Life Member & Editor – in - Chief, "Journal of Indian Air Pollution Control Association"
  • Life Member of "Indian Association of Environmental Association" (IAEM), NEERI, ISAS, BARC etc.