Course Syllabus for

Aerosol Technology

MAM242F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2015
Decided by: FN3/Per Tunestål
Date of establishment: 2015-09-30

General Information

Division: Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


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.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

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. Describe aim, method and results from the measurements and 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

Course Contents

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.

Course Literature

Course binder with all necessary material will be sold at cost price.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report, written assignments, seminars given by participants
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

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

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Christina Isaxon <>

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