"A very rich module that throws light on air pollution issues which have been underestimated or unknown."
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This course will:
- introduce the fundamentals of air pollution with a background on historical perspective on air pollution and a commentary on current air quality policies and standards;
- discuss major pollutants, their sources and their effects (environmental, economic and health);
- introduce the methods to estimate air pollution emission from road transport and industrial sources;
- introduce the theory of dispersion of air pollution in the atmosphere;
- discuss the major approaches for air pollution modelling;
- demonstrate the features and the use of most widely used commercial and freely available air quality models;
- introduce the issues of indoor air pollution and personal exposure to air pollution; and
- demonstrate the methods of estimating disease burden or health impacts of air pollution.
The course will provide delegates with:
- a basic understanding of the fundamentals of air pollution with a background on historical perspective on air pollution and current air quality policies and standards;
- knowledge of major air pollutants; their sources and their effects (environmental, economic and health) and how emissions are estimated from road traffic and industrial sources;
- insight into the dispersion of air pollution in the atmosphere;
- knowledge and first-hand experience of using some of the most widely used commercial and freely available air quality models;
- knowledge of analysing and presenting outputs of air quality models to a wide range of audiences.
The course will also give delegates the ability to:
- estimate emissions from industrial and road transport sources;
- estimate air pollution concentrations as a function of emission, meteorology, topography and the built environment for a combination of road and industrial sources;
- estimate health impact of changes in air pollution;
- evaluate various transport policy options in terms of their impacts on emission, air quality and health;
- disseminate emission and air quality results to a wider audience.
- History of air pollution;
- Current policies, standards and objectives;
- Sources of air pollution;
- Effects of major air pollutants;
- Monitoring of emissions and air pollutants in ambient air;
- Modelling and control of emission from road transport;
- Modelling and control of emission from industrial sources;
- Chemistry and dispersion of air pollution in atmosphere;
- Air pollution modelling approaches;
- Commercial air quality models (ADMS, USEPA models;
- Indoor air pollution;
- Personal exposure to air pollution.
Update to course content
Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.
Who is the course aimed at?
This short course is aimed at air quality and health planners and experts who are interested in learning about the impacts of air pollution on health and who want to manage air quality for improving health.
School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.
The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.
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Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £350, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Academic Module Outline
This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8405) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. Delegates will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.
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