Third-Cycle Courses

Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course MAM242F valid from Autumn 2022

Printable view

  • Students should acquire a basic knowledge about aerosols (system in which particles are suspended in a gas) and their physical and chemical properties. Students should achieve understanding of the generation, dispersion, transformation and deposition mechanisms as well as get familiar with the measurements techniques. Students should obtain a basic knowledge to be able to evaluate effects of airborne particles on environment and human health. During the course students will get familiar with several applications like nanotechnology, abatement, production, pharmaceutical and clean room technologies.
  • Aerosol physics, aerosol chemistry, sources and sinks of aerosols in indoor and outdoor environments, lung deposition, particles size distribution, sampling and measurement techniques. Aerosol properties and typical particle pollution in indoor and working environments as well as in ambient air. Particles' effects on human health and environment. Application of aerosol technology in clean room technology, electronics and pharmaceutical industry. Laboratory exercises are compulsory as they provide opportunity to observe aerosol physical properties as well as give practical experience in measuring particles with various instruments.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to explain and use basic concepts within aerosol technology
    describe typical measurement techniques which are based on mechanical, electrical and optical properties of aerosols
    be able to describe the most important effects that airborne particles have on environment and human health
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to plan and carry out measurements and evaluate data on a basic level with aerosol instruments
    be able to describe aim, method and results from these measurements
    be able to compare and discuss the results, and potential impact on human health and environment of the results, both orally and in written form
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to motivate a suitable aerosol instrument for a given exposure situation
    demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of different instruments and measurement techniques
    be able to judge and interpret measurement results based on potential lung deposition and health risks related to different exposure scenarios
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Exercises
  • Project
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written report
  • Written assignments
  • Seminars given by participants
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • The course is open for PhD students within the areas of engineering and science.
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Knowledge on advanced level on either aerosol technology/exposure or risk assessment/nanotechnology/atmospheric chemistry/combustion/environmental science/physics/meteorology.
Selection Criteria
  • Course binder with all necessary material will be sold at cost price.
Further Information
Course code
  • MAM242F
Administrative Information
  • 2022-08-29
  • Åsa Håkansson

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

1 course occasion.

Start Date End Date Published
2022‑11‑06 2023‑01‑11 2022‑10‑11

Printable view