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182.615.01 Airborne Particles

Department:
Environmental Health and Engineering
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • W F,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Kirsten Koehler
Course Instructor:
  • Kirsten Koehler
Resources:
Prerequisite:

College physics or consent of instructor

Description:

Describes the basics of airborne particles. Explores properties of gases, particle motion, size statistics, Brownian motion and diffusion, curvilinear motion of particles, particle deposition and clearance in the human respiratory system, filtration, aerosol samplers, and sampling methodology, optical properties and electrical properties of aerosols.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Calculate properties of gases, particle motion, size statistics, Brownian motion, and diffusion
  2. Analyze particle deposition and clearance in humans
  3. Assess particle filtration, aerosol samplers, and sampling
  4. Assess the usefulness and limitations of optical and electric methods for aerosol sampling
Methods of Assessment:

Homework Assignments (30%)
Lab Assignment (15%)
Quizzes (10%)
Participation (5%)
Final Exam (40%)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required