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Ventilation and Hazard Control

East Baltimore
4th term
Environmental Health and Engineering
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Friday,  1:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Ana Rule

College chemistry and physics w/labs, math through differential and integral calculus


Ventilation is one of the most important engineering techniques for controlling the quality of air in an indoor environment.

Covers the principles of industrial ventilation and engineering controls for airborne hazards. Provides competency in general ventilation and industrial ventilation design.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss the occupational/environmental health approach to risk management
  2. Define the characteristics of local exhaust and general dilution ventilation
  3. Analyze the performance of ventilation systems
  4. Select an appropriate exhaust hood, balance flow in ducts, determine exhaust fan requirements, and choose the appropriate air cleaning technology to use for standard industrial operations
  5. Design a balanced local exhaust ventilation system integrating all components
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 60% Homework
  • 10% LiveTalks
  • 30% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required