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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course MAM242F valid from Autumn 2023

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  • Students should acquire a basic knowledge about aerosols; systems in which particles are suspended in gas. The course should give an overview of the physics and chemistry of airborne particles, the measurement techniques used to characterize them, and their effects on the environment and human health. Our students should learn to discuss these topics as well as technological applications of aerosols. Aerosol science has clear and direct impacts on our efforts to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially: health and well-being; sustainable cities and communities; decent work and economic growth; affordable and clean energy; industry, innovation and infrastructure; and climate action.
  • Aerosol physics, aerosol chemistry, emergence and occurrence of aerosols in indoor and outdoor environments, lung deposition, particle size distributions, sampling and measurement techniques. Aerosol properties and typical particle pollution in indoor and working environments as well as in ambient air. Overview of particle effects on human health and environment. Application of aerosol technology in nanotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Laboratories are compulsory as they provide opportunity to observe aerosol physical properties as well as give practical experience in measuring particles with various instruments, including data analysis. The lectures are given by researchers with different expertise areas, to ensure that given facts and discussed topics are up to date. During the course students will collect source material and make independent, critical interpretations of it.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • explain fundamental concepts of aerosol science including equivalent diameters and flow regimes
    explain the basic generation, dispersion, transformation, and deposition mechanisms of aerosol particles
    state measurement techniques used in aerosol science and understand their operational principles and limitations
    state the effects that aerosol particles have our health and environment, and understand the mechanisms causing the effects
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to perform calculations of key aerosol processes such as cloud droplet activation and impaction
    be able to carry out and interpret measurements with aerosol instruments, for example particle size measurements
    be able to discuss examples from theoretical and applied aerosol science, orally and in written form
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to motivate suitable aerosol techniques for investigating research questions within the frame of the course
    give constructive feedback on the output of fellow students
    be able to assess and evaluate measurement results and put them in context
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Exercises
  • Project
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written report
  • Written assignments
  • Seminars given by participants
  • All examination parts need to be approved to pass the course.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • The course is open for PhD students.
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Good knowledge of natural science subjects.
Selection Criteria
  • Course literature is available on the internet.
Further Information
  • Course overlaps completely with MAMF55, TFRG10, TFRG11.
Course code
  • MAM242F
Administrative Information
  • 2023-06-16
  • Åsa Håkansson

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