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Clean Air and Blue Skies Exchange Program Phase IV Exit Report

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Clean Air and Blue Skies Exchange Program Phase IV Exit Report

  1. 1. Clean Air and Blue Skies Exchange Program IV Exit Report Presentation August 24, 2012 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  2. 2. Lecture Series & Meetings Attended 5 Lecture Series 2 Meetings
  3. 3. Lecture Series Attended “The Electric Vehicles Standards: The Malaysian Experience”, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, November 2011.  “Remote Sensing of Aerosol Particles using LIDAR Technology”, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, November 2011.  “Applications of GIS on Urban Heat Island and Climate Change”, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, December 2011.  “Applications of GIS on Health and Social Science Research”, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, December 2011.  “Training on the use of EMFAC-HK 2.1”, Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, February 2012 
  4. 4. Classes Attended (as sit-in)  Air and Noise Pollution Studies (Every Wednesday, 1830h – 2100h)  Environmental Risk Assessment (Every Thursday, 1830h – 2100h)  Fundamentals of GIS (Every Thursday, 1430h – 1600h)  Environmental Remote Sensing (Every Tuesday, 1830h – 2100h)
  5. 5. Learned to use the following equipment  Dust Track TSI - PM  Q-track TSI – CO/CO2, Temperature and %RH  ppbRAE - TVOC  Bag/Canister – grab/controlled air sampling  NO2/CO Data Logger – NO2/CO  OGAWA Passive Samplers - NOx  GC-MS – VOCs (to14)  GPS – Spatial data (location, speed, time, altitude)
  6. 6. Assisted Implementation of the Following On-going Projects       Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Health Effects Study. Exposure Study of Primary School Students in Hong Kong The PolyU Parking Lot KNOXOUT Project (Pacific Bay – Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Clean Air Network Hong Kong) Vehicle Inspection & Maintenance (I&M) for Hong Kong and Manila Cooking Project. Tire Pyrolisis
  7. 7. Organized / Managed the following projects & activities  “Determination of in-vehicle air quality pollutants: PM 2.5, CO, CO2, NO2 and VOCs in selected transport modes in metro manila.”  “Public Lecture on Air Quality Management”, May, 2012, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.  Memorandum of Understanding signing for HKPU and ADMU, May 2012, Manila Philippines.  DLSU / HKPU Meeting, May 2012, Manila Philippines
  8. 8. Other Activities • Volunteered for the “Dark Christmas Carnival Parade” organized by Clean Air Network Hong Kong (CAN-HK) last December 17, 2011 • Volunteered for the “Hong Kong Cycling Day” organized by Clean Air Network Hong Kong (CAN-HK) last January 8, 2012. • Regular Volunteer Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) of the Philippine Consulate General’s Office
  9. 9. Other Activities • Attended the Annual Assembly of the Philippine Association of Hong Kong (PAHK). • Invited as judge for the “Christmas Card Making Contest” of the Damayan Association • Joined PolyU Staff Choir and Staff Band for the 75th Poly U Family Anniversary Concert.
  10. 10. Challenges HOMESICKNESS COST OF LIVING  LANGUAGE  CLIMATE  FOOD
  11. 11. Overall Progress OBJECTIVES PROGRESS PERSONAL KEY INDICATOR Dispersion Modeling 85% Air Quality Sampling/Monitoring 100% Basic Knowledge Intermediate level of modeling skills (EMFAC) Learn about: Can handle air quality sampling equipment (including calibration, proper handling and knowledge sharing) Source Emissions Testing 100% GIS for AQM 100% Exposure assessment of pollutants and health impact 70% Case study in Metro Manila 90% Intermediate level of GIS skills (implementation) Acquired knowledge Proposal, Implementation and Results presentation
  12. 12. Further Plans • Continue study GIS, AQM Modeling (AERMOD, MCM, MOVES) • Learn new AQ sampling equipment • Develop a new proposal related to In-door Air Quality and/or Emissions Inventory • Help CAI-Asia formulate, develop & implement a multi-disciplinary project related to air quality management.

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