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8th Annual PEMS Conference Showcases Partnership Between CE-CERT and AVL

8th Annual PEMS Conference Showcases Partnership Between CE-CERT and AVL

April 25, 2018


PEMS 1In March 2018, CE-CERT hosted its 8th Annual Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) International Conference and Workshop, an event that has seen a significant increase in both attendance and in its acknowledgement as an important contributor to the industry’s body of knowledge since its inception in 2010.

The two-day event opened with a keynote speech given by Timothy French of the Engine Manufacturers Association on the topic of the opportunity and need for a new regulatory paradigm for HDOH low-NOx regulations, and the role that NOx sensors and telematics might play. Twenty-six speakers were featured over the course of the event, and topics such dynamic energy and emissions management, PM and new instrumentation, and various new concepts and applications were addressed in both talk and panel discussion formats. The second day featured a short course by UC Riverside Environmental Sciences Professor William Porter titled, “A Brief Overview of Ground-Level Ozone Pollution,” which received positive feedback from the 220 conference attendees.

The PEMS Conference sponsor AVL Test Systems, Inc. was honored at an evening reception on the first day of the conference, highlighting their $1 million donation of emissions test instrumentation and software in support of modernizing CE-CERT’s light-duty testing facility. The reception featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an in-depth demonstration of the dynamometer system.

The re-modeled light-duty testing facility represents the next step in CE-CERT’s partnership with AVL in pursuit of their common goal of educating students entering the automotive or air quality fields, and developing the skills of existing professionals through training programs that build on the most current emissions research.  

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