Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: B4l, F4, K4l, M4, N4, N4nm, W4, W4p. Course coordinator: Aneta Wierzbicka,, Ergonomi och aerosolteknologi. Recommended prerequisits: 1-2 years at a University of Technology. Assessment: Written course examination. Passed laboratories and exercises. Home page:

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 mechanism 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 student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Describe the aim, method and results from carried out measurements and be able to compare and discuss obtained results within outlined above requirements (in Knowledge and Understanding)

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. Laboratories are compulsory as they provide opportunity to observe aerosol physical properties as well as give practical experience in measuring particles with various instruments.

Hinds, Aerosol Technology, John Wiley and Sons, 1999, 2nd edition. Additional literature in a folder and a short compendium in Swedish will be sold at cost price at the introductory lecture.