Program

Symposium Session Topics

Overview of Case Studies

Chairs: Russ Bennett, California Air Resources Board

 

Long Term Measurements

Chairs: Walter Ham, California Air Resources Board, & Olga Pikelnaya, SCAQMD

 

Episodic Measurements

Chairs: Helen Mearns, CSAC, & Olga Pikelnaya, SCAQMD

 

Routine Modeling

Chairs: Greg Yarwood, Ramboll, & Will Vizuete, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Episodic Modeling

Episodic modeling pertains to non-routine releases that are often unintentional or accidental. The source term is frequently not well-known and can involve  factors such as vessel dynamics, two-phase flows, momentum effects, dense-gas effects, chemical reactions, etc. The downwind dispersion of the released chemical is governed by the source term, along with meteorology, terrain, land use, and obstacles. This session aims to address state-of-the-art episodic modeling techniques and forensic analysis of real-world incidents. The information from this session will provide recommendations to policy makers for improving modeling practices of accidental chemical release from refineries and other similar chemical industrial facilities.

Chairs: Ping Di, California Air Resources Board, Joe Chang, RAND, Jessica Cox, CSAC

 

Emissions Estimation

Chairs: Greg Yarwood, Ramboll, & Will Vizuete, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Policies & the Community

Chairs: Greg Bazley, US EPA Region 9 & Allan Lloyd, University of Texas, Austin

 

Tying It All Together

Chair: Greg Vlasek, CalEPA

 

Important Deadlines

  • May 15 - General abstract submissions open
  • June 17- General abstract submissions close
  • July 23- Notifications will be sent to general abstract submission authors
  • August 19- Conference schedule will be established
  • September 1 - Registration price Increases