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Technical seminar on advanced IAQ solution for NO2 removal
(Jointly organised with the EV Division and the AMC)

Date, time & venue
12 October 2015 (Mon); 6:30pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
Roadside pollution worsened in Hong Kong and traffic emissions contribute a significant proportion of the NOx emissions which have been exceeding the Air Quality Objectives over the years. In order to solve this problem, technology to purify the air from this kind of pollution needs to be established as soon as possible, along with efforts to reduce traffic and to build structures that limit the accumulation of pollution. Activated carbon fibers (ACF) has been developed and manufactured in commercial scale in Japan for over 30 years. It has excellent performance for the speed of both adsorption and desorption. So far, ACF has been utilised for water purifier and solvent recovery equipment. Recently, a demand on the countermeasure for the air pollution in the urban area has been increased. An advanced type of ACF has been developed for air pollution, especially for the removal of low concentration of NO and NO2 in the atmosphere. In this seminar, the speaker will introduce this latest technology and its application for NO2 removal.

Dr Yoshikawa was graduated from Kyoto University in 1985, finished a master course in Kyoto University and joined Osaka Gas in 1987. His major field of work is in the carbon material science, especially high performance adsorbent such as ACF. He obtained a PhD degree in 2004 from Kyushu University. With the title "A study on de-NOx reactions over activated carbon fibers", he has published and presented over 30 technical papers on these subjects and is the inventor of over 70 Japanese patents. He is a Councillor of Japanese Society of Adsorption and Committee of the international standardisation of ACF.

Registration & enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and prior registration is required. The number of participants is limited to 80. For registration, please register online via the EV Division's website at For enquiries, please contact Ir Kelvin Tang at Tel: 9267 0329. Attendance certificate will be available after the seminar.

The 13th Asia Pacific Conference on the Built Environment - next gen technology to make green building sustainable
(Jointly organised with ASHRAE-HKC, CIBSE-HKB, BSD of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Date, time & venue
19 & 20 November 2015 (Thur & Fri); 8:00am registration for 9:00am - 5:30pm (19 November 2015; 8:30am registration for 9:00am - 1:00pm (20 November 2015); Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East

Programme highlights
Asia Pacific Conference on the Built Environment (APCBE) is a biennial event of ASHRAE Region XIII and it was first launched in 1991. In response to the growing technology, the conference scope has been expanded from heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigerating (HVAC&R) to cover various aspects related to the built environment. This international conference provides an excellent platform for researchers and practitioners to share ideas, best practice, new technologies and future prospects. This is a one and a half day conference with expected attendance of 300 participants from the government, academics, architects, consultants, contractors, building owners, facilities managers, industries, suppliers and other parties who are interested in design, installation, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the built environment.

International and local speakers

HK$2,340; HK$2,090 for early bird registration before 30 September; HK$700 for banquet dinner (option 1); HK$780 for technical visit (option 2) (for more details, please visit the website at; HK$1,000 for spouse tour (option 3) (for more details, please visit the website at

Registration & enquiries
The number of participants is limited to 300 and seats will be reserved when payment is received. For registration, please register via the website at or register online via the website at Successful applicants will be notified by email on or before 15 October 2015. For enquiries, please contact Ms Sabina Chung at Tel: 9681 8619 or Email:

Technical seminar on the evolution of fan coil unit drives
(Jointly organised with the CA, EV Divisions and the AMC)

Date, time & venue
23 December 2015 (Wed); 6:30pm - 8:00pm; HKIE

Programme highlights
Fan coil units (FCUs) are one of the three major components of a centralised heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system in parallel with chillers/boilers and pumps. Big FCUs are called air handling units and their operating principles are similar. Conventionally, FCUs are driven by permanent split capacitor (PSC) motors where a single phase, such as 220 V, is split into two phases via a capacitor, namely the main winding and auxiliary winding. Recently, brushless direct current motor drives have been used for FCU applications where energy saving and high torque/power to size ratio are two merits. That is applicable to new installations where a new motor is fit to the FCU. For retrofitting exercises, a new VVVF drive was recently developed for conventional AC motors where energy saving can still be achieved while no mechanical work is involved. In this seminar, the principle of operation of these three types of applications as well as its advantages/disadvantages will be discussed.

Dr Albert So, Vice President of Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings and Director of Asian Institute of Built Environment

Registration & enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and the number of participants is limited to 80. For registration, please register online via the CA Division's website at Successful applicants will be notified before the seminar. For enquiries, please contact Mr Benjamin Lam at Tel: 9152 2316. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar.

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