Skip Navigation

Course Catalog


Term: 3rd term
Credits: 5 credits
Contact: Ana Rule
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:

Uses laboratory and field methods and equipment to appraise occupational and environmental atmospheric conditions. Topics include grab and dynamic sampling; measurement of respirable and non-respirable particulates; particulates size analysis; fiber sampling and analysis; gas and vapor sampling and analysis by wet chemical and instrumental methods; and calibration of direct reading field survey instruments.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Calibrate air sampling pumps using primary and secondary standards
Conduct air sampling for airborne particulate matter
Define criteria and equipment used for size-selective particulate matter sampling
Conduct air sampling for airborne gases and vapors
Describe adsorptive and absorptive sampling techniques
Select appropriate analytical techniques for air sample analysis
Conduct air sampling using direct-reading instruments
Perform a survey for airborne contaminants
Write a professional report for air sample survey results

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on written lab reports and a field project.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 4:50
  • Friday 1:30 - 4:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

College chemistry and physics

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail