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180.613.11 Air Sampling Workshop

Environmental Health and Engineering
Summer Inst. term
1 credit
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
East Baltimore
Sat 06/14/2014 - Sat 06/14/2014
Class Times:
  • Saturday,  8:30am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Ana Rule
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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 Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the importance of calibrating air sampling equipment
  2. Select an air sampling method appropriate to the pollutant in question
  3. Define criteria and equipment used for size-selective particulate matter sampling
  4. Define criteria and equipment used for gas and vapor sampling
  5. Describe adsorptive and absorptive gas and vapor sampling techniques
  6. Select appropriate analytical techniques for air sample analysis
  7. Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of direct-reading instruments
  8. Describe relevant standards and guidelines
Methods of Assessment:

Quiz 100%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required