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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 2 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
  • Jana Kesavan

Covers advanced topics in aerosol technology that are important in environmental health sciences, including aerosol generation methodology and equipment, coagulation, condensation, evaporation, electrical properties, optical properties, and aerosol sampling. Students visit an aerosol laboratory at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center that has many pieces of aerosol generation and sampling equipment, chambers, and wind tunnels.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe aerosol generation methods and equipment for laboratory testing of aerosols
Describe aerosol sampling methods and equipment and their applications
Evaluate the effects of charge, coagulation, condensation, and evaporation on airborne particles generation and sampling
Explain the basic concepts of a specialized aerosol characterization technique utilizing light scattering and other optical properties of aerosols

Methods of Assessment: Class presentation on an aerosol-related topic, homework, and a take-home exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday 8:30 - 10:20
Enrollment Minimum: 3
Enrollment Maximum: 15
Enrollment Restriction: None
Instructor Consent: No consent required


Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail