AIR   POLLUTION  ENGINEERING - I
CIVE:3620
Credit Hours: 3.0

Objectives: At the conclusion of the course you should be able to apply your knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to identify and to solve air pollution problems. You should be able to present the results in numerical and graphical form by using software available in a typical engineering office and/or available from the US Environmental Protection Agency. You are required to present group project report in the class in order to develop communication skills.

Course Description: Exposure to air pollution engineering problems in the United States. Introduction to sources of air pollution, basic meteorological processes, air quality modeling, technology for air pollution control, odor control, and noise pollution. Understanding of air pollution control and health problems, risk assessment, and global atmospheric changes. Stack Design and ground level concentration calculations.

Textbook: K. Wark, C.F. Warner & W.T. Davis Air Pollution Control: its Origin and Control, Addision-Wesley, (1998).
 

Course Contents
Topics                                                                                                                                                                         Lecture No.
1. Introduction                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 - 7
        • Industrial Accidents
        • Air Pollutants
        • Sources of Air Pollution
        • Emission Inventory
        • Air Pollution Index
        • Air Pollution in Asia
        • Related Internet Sites
 
2. Natural Cleansing Process in the Atmosphere                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             8
3. Basic Meteorological Processes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     9 - 15
        • General Atmospheric Circulation
        • Atmospheric Thermodynamics
        • Atmospheric Stability
        • Boundary Layer Development
        • Effect of Meteorology on Plume Dispersion
        • Miscellaneous Topics
          • Wind Velocity
          • Beaufort Scale
          • Wind Rose
          • Local Climatological Data
 
4. Air Quality Regulations                                                                                                                                                          16 - 20
        • Air Quality Regulations in U.S.
        • Air Quality Standards
        • PSD Program
        • NA Area Regulation
        • NESHAP's
        • NSPS's
        • Stack Height Regulations
        • Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990
        • International Treaties - ISO 14000
        • Related Internet Sites
 
5. Air Quality Modeling                                                                                                                                                               21 - 30
        • Types of Plumes
        • Flow Regimes of a Plume
        • Plume Rise
        • Ambient Air Concentration Modeling
        • Gaussian Dispersion Models
        • Plume Dispersion Parameters
        • Miscellaneous Topics
        • Computer Programs
        • Related Internet Sites
 
6. Technology for Air Pollution Control                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               31- 38
        • SO
        • VOC and Hydrocarbons
        • Particulate
        • NOx
        • CO
        • Odor
        • Related Internet Sites
 
7. Effects of Air Pollutants                                                                                                                                                          39 - 41
        • Why Study Effects ?
        • How Effects Are Studied ?
        • Effects of Various Pollutants
        • Effects of Criteria Pollutants
        • Risk Assessment
        • Related Internet Sites
 
8.Current Issues                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  42 - 45
        • Toxic Pollution
        • Greenhouse Effect/Global Warming
        • Ground Level Ozone Pollution
        • Ozone Depletion
        • Acid Rain
        • Noise Pollution
        • Related Internet Sites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 9. Air Pollution Instrumentation
 
Appendix A: Definitions
 
Appendix B : National Ambient Air Quality Standards
 
Appendix C : List of 188 Hazardous Air Pollutants
 
Appendix D : National Air Pollution Emission Trends
 

 
Course Evaluation Scheme

 

CLASSROOM STUDENTS

 

ONLINE STUDENTS

1. Ten Assignments 15 % Assignments 20%
2. Classroom Quiz 10% Projects 15%
3. Group Project 0 % Exam 1 20%
4.  Closed Book Examination 35 % Exam 2 20%
5. Open Book Examination 30 % Exam 3 25%
6. Take Home Final Examination 10 %  


Grading Scheme *
A 90 %
B 80 %
C 70 %
D 60 %
F For Cheating
* Subject to adjustments depending upon the complexity of examinations and student performance.

Notes
1. Reading assignments will be assigned in the class.
2. The assignments are due after five working days from the assignment date.
3. Office hours are assigned in the class.
4. You are required to use the USEPA Internet site for downloading SCREEN Model.
5. You are required to browse the web for completing the assignments.
6. The class room attendance will influence your grades.


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