IDC635: Aerosol measurements: Principles and applications

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Course Outline

What is aerosol, Major particle types in the troposphere, Size distribution, formation, transport and removal of atmospheric aerosol particles, Climate effect of aerosol particles, Effect of aerosol particles on the hydrological cycle, Health effects of tropospheric aerosol.

Principles of aerosol measurements:
Historical aspects, Bridging Science and Applications in Aerosol Measurements, Aerosol Fundamentals, Gas and Particle Motion, Physical and Chemical Changes in the Participate Phase, Size distribution Characteristics of Aerosols.

Measurement Techniques:
Sampling for off-line Analysis of Aerosols: Filter Collection, Inertial, Gravitational, Centrifugal, Electrostatic and Thermal Collection Techniques, Off-line techniques: Chemical Analysis Methods of Atmospheric Aerosol Components, Analysis of individual Particles and surface properties, On-line techniques: Real time single particle analysis, dynamic mass and surface area measurements, Size distributions measurements and size separation techniques, optical properties, quantifying the effect of on the hydrological cycle cloud condensation nuclei and ice nuclei, real time measurements of biological particles.

Nonspherical particle measurements: Shape factors different diameter definitions fractals and fibres, Aerosol measurements in the workplace, Ambient aerosol sampling, Indoor Aerosols, Aerosol measurements from an Aircraft, Radioactive Aerosol, Personal exposure assessment, Aerosol measurements in the defence sector

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