182.616.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 2nd Term | 2 Credit(s)
F 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • 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 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.

  • Intended Audience

    Masters and doctoral students interested in aerosols.

  • Methods of Assessment

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

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites


  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.