ENV-400 / 5 crédits

Enseignant(s): Takahama Satoshi, Reimann Bhend Stefan, Schmale Julia

Langue: Anglais


Summary

A survey course describing the origins of air pollution and climate change

Content

Keywords

Atmospheric chemistry, air quality, climate change, air pollution, meteorology, aerosols

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Physics and Chemistry of the Atmosphere (ENV-320)

Important concepts to start the course

  • Differential, integral, and vector calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Chemistry (reaction rates, chemical thermodynamics)
  • Basic programming concepts

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Identify compounds recognized as pollutants and regulated in various countries
  • Categorize emission or production sources and removal mechanisms of various pollutants.
  • Compare methods and practical issues concerning measurement of gas, particles, and meteorological variables.
  • Describe challenges in modeling atmospheric pollution/climate change phenomena.
  • Explain the dependence of air quality on emissions, meteorology, and atmospheric chemistry.
  • Assess / Evaluate the impacts of human activity on air pollution and climate change.
  • Describe potential mitigation strategies as possible solutions to air pollution/climate change problems.
  • Interpret atmospheric observations

Transversal skills

  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.

Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises (quantitative and programming)

Expected student activities

Lecture attendance, exercise assignments

Assessment methods

50% exercise assignments, 50% final exam

Resources

Bibliography

Atkins, Peter, and Julio de Paula. Physical Chemistry. W. H. Freeman, 2006.

Cooper, C. David, and F. C. Alley. Air Pollution Control: A Design Approach. Waveland Press, Inc, 2011.

Denbigh, Kenneth George. The Principles of Chemical Equilibrium: With Applications in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Finlayson-Pitts, Barbara J., and James N. Pitts Jr. Chemistry of the Upper and Lower Atmosphere: Theory, Experiments, and Applications. Academic Press, 1999.

Flagan, R. C and Seinfeld, J. H. Fundamentals of Air Pollution Engineering, Prentice Hall, Inc., New Jersey, 1988. http://authors.library.caltech.edu/25069/

Friedlander, Sheldon Kay. Smoke, Dust, and Haze: Fundamentals of Aerosol Dynamics. Oxford University Press, 2000.

Hinds, William C. Aerosol Technology: Properties, Behavior, and Measurement of Airborne Particles. Wiley, 1999.

Jacob, Daniel. Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry. Princeton University Press, 1999. http://acmg.seas.harvard.edu/people/faculty/djj/book/

Kulkarni, Pramod, Paul A. Baron, and Klaus Willeke. Aerosol Measurement: Principles, Techniques, and Applications. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

Prausnitz, John M., Rudiger N. Lichtenthaler, and Edmundo Gomes de Azevedo. Molecular Thermodynamics of Fluid-Phase Equilibria. Pearson Education, 1998.

Seinfeld, J. H. & Pandis, S. N. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics: From Air Pollution to Climate Change. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2006.

Wark, Kenneth, Cecil Francis Warner, and Wayne T. Davis. Air Pollution: Its Origin and Control. Addison-Wesley, 3rd ed., 1998.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Air pollution and climate change
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Air pollution and climate change
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Air pollution and climate change
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Air pollution and climate change
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Air pollution and climate change
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Air pollution and climate change
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Air pollution and climate change
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Air pollution and climate change
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Air pollution and climate change
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Air pollution and climate change
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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