182.614.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 3rd Term | 5 Credit(s)
WF 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Ana Maria Rule
    Peter Lees
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Calibrate air sampling pumps using primary and secondary standards
    • Conduct air sampling for airborne particulate matter
    • Define criteria and equipment used for size-selective particulate matter sampling
    • Conduct air sampling for airborne gases and vapors
    • Describe adsorptive and absorptive sampling techniques
    • Select appropriate analytical techniques for air sample analysis
    • Conduct air sampling using direct-reading instruments
    • Perform a survey for airborne contaminants
    • Write a professional report for air sample survey results
  • Course Description
    Uses laboratory and field methods and equipment to appraise occupational and environmental atmospheric conditions. Topics include grab and dynamic sampling; measurement of respirable and non-respirable particulates; particulates size analysis; fiber sampling and analysis; gas and vapor sampling and analysis by wet chemical and instrumental methods; and calibration of direct reading field survey instruments.
  • Intended Audience
    students interested using laboratory and field methods and equipment to appraise occupational and environmental atmospheric conditions
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on written lab reports and a field project.
  • Prerequisites
    College chemistry and physics
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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