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182.616.01 Advanced Topics in Airborne Particles

Environmental Health and Engineering
2nd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  8:30 - 10:20am
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Jana N. 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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe aerosol generation methods and equipment for laboratory testing of aerosols
  2. Describe aerosol sampling methods and equipment and their applications
  3. Evaluate the effects of charge, coagulation, condensation, and evaporation on airborne particles generation and sampling
  4. 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.

Enrollment Restriction:


Instructor Consent:

No consent required