Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) and Continuous Effluent Quality Monitoring System (CEQMS) are mandatory for plants in 17 industrial sectors (classified under highly polluting industries) and for common pollution treatment facilities. In near future, the real time data will become the basis for regulators to check compliance. It can also help industrial sectors/regulators in process optimization and taking timely corrective measures. 

Since CEMS and CEQMS are complex and expensive technologies, there are significant challenges and risks associated with its implementation. The challenges include correct technology selection, installation, operation & maintenance and data handling. Data interpretation plays an important role in identifying issues related to data integrity. Therefore, thorough knowledge and skills that are relevant to CEMS regime becomes a crucial factor for industries, regulators and other stakeholders. 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) recognizes this need and announces a two-week online course on CEMS, CEQMS and Data interpretation for environment professionals. The course has been has been designed in two levels: Level I (online) and Level II (off-site at CSE's training centre). Level I intend to provide an overall understanding of the topic and set up the platform for the level II programme.

The course will be conducted through technological learning tools such as presentations, videos, interview with experts, and other audio and reading material. 

The training programme was designed to develop the knowledge base and skills of environmental professionals on following aspects of continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS):

  • Basic understanding of” Real time monitoring/ or continuous emission monitoring system” and its importance.
  • Status of CEMS implementation and challenges in implementation
  • Technical knowledge on suitable device selection.
  • Technical knowledge on correct installation of CEMS and CEQMS.


  • Introduction to CEMS and CEQMS.
  • Pollution monitoring regulations in India.
  • PM CEMS Technologies and its assessment.
  • Gaseous CEMS Technologies and its assessment.
  • CEQMS Technologies and its assessment.
  • Correct installation of CEMS and CEQMS.