Providing Isokinetic Stack Emission Sampling System for Dioxins and Furans Analysis in Collaboration with EEAA and Organizing a National Training Workshop on Handling and Operation of Isokinetic Stack Emission Sampling Systems
In the framework of implementing the regional strategy for the reduction of UP-POPs emissions in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden coastal area, an Isokinetic Stack Emission Sampling System has been provided to the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA). The system was delivered to the Red Sea Branch, in conjunction with a training workshop on stack emission sampling techniques and handling and operating of Isokinetic Stack Emission Sampling Systems with emphasis on collecting samples for dioxin and furan analysis.
The workshop took place during the period June 2nd - 06th 2013, and aimed at training national specialists from Egypt on handling and operating of the isokinetic sampling system, and prepare a qualified team who will collect samples to be analyzed for dioxins and furans. The training was attended by a two specialists from the EEAA in addition to a representative from PERSGA, and consisted of two parts:
- Desk indoor training, which included theoretical lectures introducing the isokinetic system and stack emission sampling requirements and techniques, in addition to the calculations related to the sampling process. EPA methods 1,2,3,4,5 & 23 have also been introduced during the training.
- Practical training, which has been divided into two parts; the first part was an indoor training on operating the sampling system in the laboratory and collecting samples using a model chimney built locally at the laboratory, while the second part was performed in collaboration with one of the hospitals in Hurghada, which contains a medical waste incinerator, where the chimney was used for practical training on handling the system and collecting real stack emission samples. The training also included sample handling and system cleaning before and after sampling process.