Air pollution in the atmosphere is everywhere; air pollutants have different effects on the atmosphere, vegetation, animals, and materials and human being. This course covers the following topics: structure, composition, and physical characteristics of the atmosphere and its various layers; pollutant behavior in the atmosphere; global, regional, and community air pollutants; indoor air quality; human health effects of exposure to air pollutants; standards and regulations pertaining to air pollution; atmospheric dispersion modeling techniques; and control of particulate matter and gaseous air pollutants.
- Describe and discuss the composition, structure, and characteristics of the atmosphere.
- List the general types of air pollutants and discuss their behavior and fate in the atmosphere.
- Explain the mechanisms, sources, and impacts of global air pollutants including greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances.
- Discuss the Ambient Air Quality Standards and the pollutants covered in Clean Air Act and its amendments.
- Identify and discuss the effects of community and regional air pollutants on man, animals, vegetation, materials, and the environment.
- Recognize and discuss the limitations of the basic and advanced Gaussian atmospheric dispersion models.
- Discuss the principles and theory of controls and management of particulate and gaseous pollutants.
- Describe the sources, effects, and controls of indoor air pollutants.
- Air Pollution and Air Sampling.
- Air Pollutants and Air Pollution in EMR.
- Respiratory Health Outcomes in EMR.
- Selected Topics on Air Pollution.
- Health Outcomes.