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Module

CEG8112 : Air Pollution

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s):
  • Lecturer: Professor David Werner, Professor Thomas Curtis
  • Other Staff: Dr Paul Goodman
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

1.To 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;
2.To discuss major pollutants, their sources and their effects (environmental, economic and health);
3.To introduce the methods to estimate air pollution emission from road transport and industrial sources;
4.To introduce the theory of dispersion of air pollution in the atmosphere. To discuss the major approaches for air pollution modelling;
5.To demonstrate the features and the use of most widely used commercial and freely available air quality models;
6.To introduce the issues of indoor air pollution and personal exposure to air pollution; and
7.To demonstrate the methods of estimating disease burden or health impacts of air pollution.

Outline Of Syllabus

1.       History of air pollution
2.       Current policies, standards and objectives
3.       Sources of air pollution
4.       Effects of major air pollutants
5.       Monitoring of emissions and air pollutants in ambient air
6.       Modelling and control of emission from road transport
7.       Modelling and control of emission from industrial sources
8.       Chemistry and dispersion of air pollution in atmosphere
9.       Air pollution modelling approaches
10.       Commercial air quality models (ADMS, USEPA models)
11.       Indoor air pollution
12.       Personal exposure to air pollution

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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