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Industrial Hygiene Laboratory

East Baltimore
2nd term
Environmental Health and Engineering
5 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Ana Rule

College chemistry and physics


Provides the knowledge and skill to perform air sampling for occupational and environmental air pollutants. Focuses on how to analyze and present results. Discusses calibration, passive and active sampling, gases and vapors, particulate matter (PM), size-selective sampling; special methods for PM sampling (i.e. fibers, bioaerosols), and direct reading instruments. Addresses concepts of limit of detection, exposure assessment, standards and guidelines, and significant figures.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Calibrate air sampling pumps using primary and secondary standards
  2. Conduct air sampling for airborne particulate matter
  3. Define criteria and equipment used for size-selective particulate matter sampling
  4. Conduct air sampling for airborne gases and vapors
  5. Describe adsorptive and absorptive sampling techniques
  6. Select appropriate analytical techniques for air sample analysis
  7. Conduct air sampling using direct-reading instruments
  8. Perform a survey for airborne contaminants
  9. Write a professional report for air sample survey results
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 70% Lab Assignments
  • 20% Field project
  • 10% Participation

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

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