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Air Pollution and Air Sampling


Air pollution in the atmosphere is everywhere; air pollutants have different effects on the atmosphere, vegetation, animals, materials, and human beings. 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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe and discuss the composition, structure, and characteristics of the atmosphere
  2. List the general types of air pollutants and discuss their behavior and fate in the atmosphere
  3. Explain the mechanisms, sources, and impacts of global air pollutants including greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances
  4. Discuss the Ambient Air Quality Standards and the pollutants covered in Clean Air Act and its amendments
  5. Identify and discuss the effects of community and regional air pollutants on humans, animals, vegetation, materials, and the environment
  6. Recognize and discuss the limitations of the basic and advanced Gaussian atmospheric dispersion models
  7. Discuss the principles and theory of control and management of particulate and gaseous pollutants
  8. Describe the sources, effects, and control of indoor air pollutants

Course Outline

  1. History of air pollution
  2. Air quality
  3. Sources of air pollution
  4. Effects on human health
  5. Effects on animals, vegetables, soil, materials, and atmosphere
  6. Long term effect
  7. Ambient Air Pollutant
  8. Air pathways from hazardous waste sites
  9. Transport and dispersion of air pollutants
  10. Modeling

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.