About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for ADVANCED TOPICS IN AIRBORNE PARTICLES (182.616.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Covers advanced topics in aerosol technology that are important in environmental health sciences, including aerosol generation methodology and equipment, coagulation, condensation, evaporation, electrical properties, optical properties, and aerosol sampling. Students visit an aerosol laboratory at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center that has many pieces of aerosol generation and sampling equipment, chambers, and wind tunnels.

Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe aerosol generation methods and equipment for laboratory testing of aerosols
  • Describe aerosol sampling methods and equipment and their applications
  • Evaluate the effects of charge, coagulation, condensation, and evaporation on airborne particles generation and sampling
  • Explain the basic concepts of a specialized aerosol characterization technique utilizing light scattering and other optical properties of aerosols

Course Time

Fri   8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

Course Faculty


Intended Audience

Masters and doctoral students interested in aerosols.

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Class presentation on an aerosol-related topic, homework, and a take-home exam.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade