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Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Ana Rule
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:

Introduces students to air sampling for occupational and environmental air pollutants. Discusses equipment calibration; passive and active sampling for gases and vapors; particulate matter (PM) sampling (including rationale and methods for conducting size-selective sampling); special methods for PM sampling (fibers, mold); and direct reading instruments. Discusses time weighted averaging, limits of detection, exposure standards and guidelines, and reporting of results. Instructor conducts demonstrations sampling equipment during the course as time permits.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain the importance of calibrating air sampling equipment
Select an air sampling method appropriate to the pollutant in question
Define criteria and equipment used for size-selective particulate matter sampling
Define criteria and equipment used for gas and vapor sampling
Describe adsorptive and absorptive gas and vapor sampling techniques
Select appropriate analytical techniques for air sample analysis
Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of direct-reading instruments
Describe relevant standards and guidelines

Methods of Assessment: Quiz 100%
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Sat 06/14/2014 - Sat 06/14/2014
  • Saturday 8:30 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016