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Use of Ratnoze equipment and GRIMM environment dust monitor in Pakistan



Date & Time

18 April 2022 to 22 April 2022

About the event

The Air Pollution Solutions Initiative will be providing intensive training on the recently handed-over Ratnoze emission measurement instrument to technical officers from the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC), Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Environment Protection Department (EPD), Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) in Lahore, as well as other relevant institutions for effective operation and maintenance of the instrument.

We will also provide training on the use of GRIMM EDM (Environment Dust Monitor). Both Ratnoze and GRIMM EDM instruments are essential for generating data and evidence for research and monitoring. The reports based on the collected data and information will be significant in making informed policy decisions and enable consistent monitoring and reporting on emission reductions.



As a part of our Clean Brick Initiative, the project “Towards Cleaner Brick Production in Pakistan” aims to transfer technology and skills through trainings on the use of Ratnoze and GRIMM EMD instruments, and share knowledge on the development of Asia’s first curriculum of the Zig-Zag Brick Fire Masters Training Manual.

In close collaboration and in coordination with MoCC, National Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (NEECA) and Brick Kiln Owners Association of Pakistan (BKOAP), we aim to build the capacity of key stakeholders in the brick sector for adopting, using, and managing cleaner technologies.

We have been working closely with MoCC, NEECA, and FCDO Pakistan to set up the required instrumentation to enable consistent monitoring and reporting on emission reductions in the brick industry in Pakistan.



18–23 April 2022

Resource persons:

Sagar Adhikari, Air Pollution Emissions Research Associate – Water and Air, ICIMOD

Suresh Pokharel, Aerosol Measurement Research Associate – Water and Air, ICIMOD


Time (in PKT) Programme
9:30–10:00 Registration
10:00–10:10 Welcome remarks – Bidya Banmali Pradhan, ICIMOD
10:10–10:25 Overview: Ratnoze and emission measurements
10:25–10:35 Remarks – Muhammad Asif Sahibzada, MoCC
10:35–10:45 Remarks – Farzana Altaf Shah, EPA
10:45–10:55 Remarks – Asad Mehmood, NECCA
10:55–11:15 Tea break
11:15–13:00 Theoretical classes on emissions measurement and emissions factor
13:00–14:00 Lunch
14:00–15:00 Carbon mass balance method
15:00–17:00 Energy auditing theory
16:50–17:00 Vote of thanks – Muhammad Ismail, ICIMOD

Time Programme
09:00–10:00 Filter handling system
10:00–11:00 Instruments parts and operation discussion
11:00–11:30 Filter preparation
11:30–12:30 Lunch
12:00–18:00 Site visit and preparation for emissions and energy measurement

Time Programme
9:00 Travel to kiln
10:00–17:00 Emissions-energy measurement at kiln
18:00–20:00 Filter handling and data handling at kiln

Time Programme
07:00–15:00 Simultaneous emissions-energy measurement at kiln
18:00–20:00 Filter handling and data analysis at the kiln and instrument calibration

Time Programme
9:00–10:00 Q&A session
10:00–10:45 Assessment of participants through objective questionnaire
10:45–11:30 Certificate distribution and closing
12:00 Lunch