DIA61 Air Pollution Management



Module code: DIA61

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Module Type:


Language: Greek

Module general description:
Atmospheric pollutants and emission control technology I
Definition of air pollution. Historical perspectives. General impacts of atmospheric pollution. Air pollutant emission sources and types, Technologies for emission control. Sorption, adsorption, oxidation, incineration. Technologies for controlling particle emissions. {rocesses for controlling sulphur oxide emissions.  Volatile organic compound emission control. Technologies for controlling mobile source (car) emissions.

Atmospheric pollutants and emission control technology II
Analytical methods for the identification and measurement of atmospheric pollutants. Air quality and atmospheric pollution indicators. Telescopic detection of atmospheric pollutants

Learning Outcomes: After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to,
- have clarified the picture of main atmospheric pollution sources (both industrial and urban) and the corresponding pollutants emitted for their country as well as for broader regions
- be informed about the spirit, the content and the future evolution (trend)of laws concerning both emissions and quality of ambient air
- be able to understand the design principles for both gaseous and particulate pollutants retention systems
- be able to evaluate and eventually propose/select a technology to solve an air pollution problem from a point (industrial) source
- be able to understand and apply basic principles of atmospheric sampling and monitoring of gaseous and particulate atmospheric pollutants
- be able to evaluate air pollution monitoring results in terms of human health risks and air quality indexes

Subjects covered:
Atmospheric pollutants and technology of emission control

Learning Material: The HOU publications can be viewed

Teaching Method: Distance education with five Contact Sessions held at weekends during the academic year

Evaluation: Completion of five written assignments during the academic year, the average grade of which constitute a 30 percent of each student's grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 70 percent of the students' final course grade. More information is available